There are many ways to explore this career. First, learn industry lingo by visiting https://www.aaoms.org/education-research/dental-students/glossary-of-terms. Then, check out the American Dental Association’s job exploration Web site, http://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/careers-in-dentistry/be-a-dentist, for more information on the benefits of a career in the field and tips for high school and college students. Finally, participate in an information interview or job shadowing experience to learn more about careers in dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Here are some questions from the American Dental Education Association that you should ask during the experience:
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