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Advances in dental research including genetic engineering, the discovery of links between oral and systemic diseases, the development of salivary diagnostics and the continued development of new materials and techniques make dentistry an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession. Today's dentists are highly sophisticated health professionals who provide a wide range of oral health care that contributes to the general health and quality of their patients' lives.
Dentists are instrumental in the early detection of oral cancer and systemic conditions that manifest in the mouth. They also can serve as first responders in the event of a large-scale health emergency. Today's dentists are at the forefront of a range of of new developments in dental implants, computer generated imaging, and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.
The American Dental Education Association Launches GoDentalSM
On September 14, 2011, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Division of Educational Pathways launched GoDentalSM, a new career building and social networking site. GoDentalSM is the official web resource for up-to-date information for people on the pathway to dental education and exciting oral health careers. It offers an interactive experience for networking, community development, and engagement.
GoDentalSM is a dynamic web tool that guides students through the amazing experience of becoming a dentist, and provides information directly from dental professionals. While other websites use information from third parties and volunteers, GoDentalSM is the “go-to” source.
GoDentalSM is sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). It was designed to promote collaboration, community and connection between pre-health and current oral health professionals. Here’s your chance to become involved:
Get answers to your questions on applying to dental school and advanced dental education programs
GoDentalSM offers this and much more. Visit GoDentalSM now at www.godental.org and sign-up as a member, it’s free! Take part in the forum discussions, submit questions to GoDentalSM staff for BlogistrySM topics, watch, share and comment on the DenTubeSM channel; explore the GoDentalSM community. Spread the word…the Pathway starts here! For more information about posting information to GoDentalSM and general inquiries contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for joining GoDentalSM.
Hear why ADEA Video Mentors decided to pursue careers in dentistry.
For a listing of accredited dental schools in the United States, see the American Dental Education Association or American Dental Association Websites.
Did you know you can be a military dentist? Watch this video to find out more.
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Last updated: May 7, 2013
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