Is an Online Dental Education Possible?

Yes! Penn Foster Career School, the highest ranking online dental school, is an accredited US institution offering programs to train individuals to become outstanding dentists, orthodontists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 86,270 people employed as dentists, general alone in America, and their average annual salary is $156,850. Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed today. Online schools like Penn Foster Career School have been proven to help successfully launch workers into this field.

Dental Common Job Tasks
  • sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and equipment
  • obtaining and updating patients' dental records
  • making patients comfortable in the dental chair
  • working alongside the dentist to provide assistance
  • handing instruments and materials to dentists
  • keeping patients' mouth dry and clear by using suction hoses
  • instructing patients on general oral healthcare
  • processing dental x rays as directed by a dentist
  • removing sutures
  • applying anesthetics to gums or cavity-preventive agents
Popular Journals & Magazines Dental Organizations Related Professions Currently in Demand
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Dentist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Orthodontist
  • Prosthodontist
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
  • Prosthodontist
Top Cities for Dental
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas
  • Charlotte
  • Columbus
  • Portland
  • Atlanta
  • Houston
  • Denver
  • Jacksonville
  • Chicago
Top States for Dental
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Washington
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
Common Dental Degree Program Names
  • AAS In Medical Office Management
  • AS - Medical Office Administration
  • BS Health Sciences Prof Development & Advanced Patient Care
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assisting Certificate
  • Dental Technician -AS
  • PA Certification for Environment Lab Tech
  • Medical Lab Technician Certification
  • Multi-Skill Health Technician Certification
Common Dental Course Titles
  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Pathology
  • Dental Practice Administration
  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Periodontology
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Dental Anesthesiology

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