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Career Opportunities

The profession of Dentistry offers multiple career opportunities. The focus of this program is to train students to be both dentists and researchers. Students prepared in this way have a unique perspective and training to help contribute to expanding the knowledge upon which we base our nation’s dental care. Thus the Dental Medicine Scientist Training Program prepares students for careers in academic dentistry and dental research. Dental research career opportunities exist at:

  • University Dental Schools
  • Dental Research Institutes
  • Private industry
  • Government agencies
  • Research institutes, including:
    • National Institutes of Health
    • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    • Centers for Disease Control
    • Armed Forces
    • Indian Health Service
    • Veterans Administration

In addition, some state health departments offer research opportunities as part of a career in Dental Public Health.

Additional information about career opportunities is available at the following Web sites:


 - Center for Oral Health Research
 - SC COBRE for Oral Health
 - MUSC College of Dental Medicine