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Heartland Dental Blog

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The Post-Dental School Journey

At Heartland Dental, our mission is to advance the art and science of dentistry. We understand the importance of thorough education and the impact that the beginning of one’s career has on their overall trajectory as a dentist. Our team of dental experts has created a simple guide to the post-dental school journey. After all, the important decisions that are made after dental school graduation can determine where you end up in a dental job.

Dental Lessons from the Barber's Chair

Dental Lessons from the Barber's Chair


Dr. Jacob Berger, practicing dentist at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, had a unique first job. In 8th grade, he started working as a barber to help support his family financially. Working there for nine years, his experiences inspired his spotlight...

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Post Dental School Journey

In Summary...

Here are the most prominent paths after dental school:

1. Postdoctoral education/residency

  • Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
  • Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (MATCH)

2. Private practice
3. Dental Support Organization (DSO)

  • Heartland Dental supported dental jobs

4. Employment

  • Federal dentistry
  • Multi-doctor practices
  • Federal services/military dentistry
  • Federally qualified health center (FQHCs)

5. Find an associateship

Browse Supported Dental Jobs

As a leading dental support organization, we have provided recent graduates with excellent supported dental job opportunities throughout the United States. Additionally, we proudly provide ongoing education to our supported dentists, through our esteemed Doctor Mastery Program. To find supported dental jobs, please visit jobs.heartland.com