Emergency PPE available to dentists
Emergency PPE from the state is available now to licensed dentists in California through The Dentists Supply Company while supplies last. Dentists can also request PPE from local county emergency management authorities.
At a glance:
Dental team areas of expertise
Interested in a career in oral health? Explore four of the primary roles and find next steps for learning more about education and employment.
The dentist is the head of the dental team — responsible and accountable for everything that goes on in the dental office.
Skills and education:
Dental specialists obtain additional post-doctoral education in one of 10 areas:
Dental programs and resources:
The role of a dental assistant ranges from providing office support, to providing basic supportive dental procedures, to working chairside to assist dentists in providing advanced restorative care.
License and permit categories:
Dental assistant resources
Dental hygienists work with dentists to provide comprehensive dental care to patients. Primary role:
Dental hygienist resources
A dental laboratory technician rarely works directly with patients, but receives instruction from dentists for making dental prostheses, which are replacements for natural teeth.
Laboratory technician resources