Online Dentistry Training

Prepare for a new career today with CareerStep’s online dental training! You’ll learn the foundational knowledge that can help you prepare for on-the-job success through flexible, self-paced training and then be able to sit for industry-recognized dental assistant certifications to boost your resume.

Dental Field Training FAQs

How do I get a job in the dental field?

There are a variety of different jobs you can prepare for in the dental field and they all may require a different level of education and training. Whatever dental career you choose to pursue, the steps to preparing for the job will generally involve finishing your high school diploma, pursuing post-secondary education, which can range from career training programs to multi-year degree programs, earn certification or become licensed, and get on-the-job training.

What jobs are in the dental field?

There are several jobs you can pursue in the dental field, but the most common job titles include

  • Dental assistant
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dentist

How competitive is the dental field?

Depending on what dental jobs you are interested in, your experience and education, and even the area you live in, the dental field could be potentially competitive. That means that you’ll want to make sure you stand out to potential employers when applying for jobs, so pursuing dental certifications relevant to the job you want can be important to helping you be competitive.

What are the requirements for dental assistant certification?

Not every state requires dental assistants to become certified, but certification can be an important step to being competitive when applying for jobs and can potentially help you earn a higher starting salary. In order to pursue certification, you’ll need to have graduated from high school, taken an approved dental assistant training course, then register and sit for the exam – usually either the National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) Component Exams or the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) exam.