Careers in Dentistry


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Educational Stipends Available

The Massachusetts Dental Society is pleased to once again offer a variety of Educational Stipends to Auxiliary students. Below, please find information on each available stipend, as well as links to download the application and materials.

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  • Stephen Stone Educational Stipend. This stipend, awarded in conjunction with the District Dental Societies, provides any eligible auxiliary student up to $1,000.
  • Hygiene Student Stipend. This $350 stipend is awarded to one student from each of Massachusetts's eight dental hygiene programs. Download Application
  • DANB Stipend. This stipend is for dental assisting students taking all or one portion of the DANB dental assisting exam. Download Application 
  • Non-traditional Stipend. This $200 stipend is available for dental assisting students at the Massasoit Community College evening program, Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical High School, the Kaplan Career Institute, and Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School.  Download Application



Looking for a Career Path? Dentistry May Be for You.

Dentistry is a great profession, offering everyone a career with flexibility, good earning potential, and a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Click a profession below to learn more.

Dentist : The future looks bright for dentistry and the nation’s oral health in the 21st century.

Dental Hygienist : Dental hygiene offers women and men of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds exceptional career opportunities. If you are interested in helping to prevent disease while assisting patients to maintain their oral health, a career as a dental hygienist may be for you.

Dental Assistant: If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.

Laboratory Technician: The hallmarks of the qualified dental laboratory technician are skill in using small hand instruments, accuracy, artistic ability, and attention to minute detail.

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