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Start planning for a dental career! The dental profession offers many career options combining science and technology with helping people enhance and maintain oral health. You can choose to become a dentist, or one of the valued members of the dental team: dental hygienist, dental assistant or dental laboratory technician. Regardless of the dental career you are considering, find out everything you can about it to determine if it is a good fit for you. You might also consider job shadowing at a local dentist's office.


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Missouri ACES Program

Missouri Area Health Education Centers ACES Program

For Missouri high school students in grades 9-12 interested in pursuing a career in general dentistry or dental hygiene, the AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES) Program develops one-on-one relationships for students, their parents and communities to create a comprehensive statewide pipeline, funneling students into primary healthcare careers.

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