The dental profession is on the verge of a drastic and opportunistic shift in direction. As a dental student, you're about to begin an exciting career in this profession. According to the US Department of Labor, employment in the dental profession will grow by 16% by 2022. Faster than the average of all other occupations.
The changes coming to our industry will dentists to more aggressively market their practices. Access to care issues will be even more prominent and public financing of dental care will be key. A larger focus on public policy, government benefits and oral health education will dominate the dental profession, and will create extraordinary change for the industry.
As you think about your future, you might recall hearing about dental public health. But what exactly is it and might it be something to explore? In this video, we hope to share with you some insight into dental public health and the many career opportunities awaiting a freshly minted dental student.