Dental care is an important part of healthcare. The dental team work in a variety of settings including general high street practices, hospitals, or community services.
Each member of the dental team whether it is in dental practice or a hospital has an important role to play in promoting and maintaining oral health.
You could train to be a dentist and run a high street practice, work as a dental hygienist to help prevent dental disease or train as a dental nurse and help the team deliver treatment and advice. Alternatively, you could train as a dental technician and make dentures, crowns, bridges and retainers for patients.