Advanced Dental Education Programs
There are many clinical fields in dentistry. While most dentists in private practice (79%) are general practitioners, others choose to specialize in one particular field. Clinical fields include:
- General Dentistry
- Dental Public Health
- Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Pediatric Dentistry
As a potential dental student, you are not ready at this time to apply for a position in an advanced dental education program. However, you should know that the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS) simplifies the process of applying to many postdoctoral programs, such as general practice residencies, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric dentistry. You will learn more about PASS once you are in dental school and begin to consider dental career options that require additional education and training. More information on specialties can be found in Career Options.
To learn about ADEA PASS participating programs in all general and specialty fields, the PASS Program Search Engine provides current information that is maintained by the programs themselves.