American Association of Disabled Dentists

Personal assistance, professional support, and encouragement for disabled dentists.

Career Options

Happy endings cannot be taken for granted. Be comfortable in returning to work if you can, but be ready for the prospect of using your inability to practice as an opportunity. Use your courage to encourage others. Even if you never become disabled, reach out to help those who do. Each of us has to build his own residence to tragedy. Strongly consider volunteer work, teaching or counseling.

Consider an alternative career. 10% of dentists practice in non-traditional roles with limited to no clinical exposure. Post-Graduated programs for dentists now offer stipends in many specialties. Refer to altdentalcareer@ada.org for ideas to continue your association with dentistry.

Retraining loans are available through the ADA foundation. Adaptive equipment/retraining programs for handicapped dentists are available through many of the larger medical centers. Check online for opportunities, there have been over 100 dentists in the UK and United States trained in these programs. Get more information online or by calling 312-440-2763 or ext. 2763 on the ADA member toll free number.

Alternate Careers include:

Organized Dentistry Officer at the National (ADA) or State level-Salaried Positions

Retraining with education in Dental Pathology/Dental Radiology/Oral Medicine

Retaining into Medicine-Physician’s Assistant, Medical Doctor, EMT, Paramedic

Teaching-Dental School, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assistant School

Dental Forensic Specialist

Dental Journal writer/editor-Public or Private

Telemedicine dentist online (dental advice online)

Obtain a Masters in Public Health- County and State positions available

Dental Practice Management Consultant

Academia – Teach at the College or High School Level Full or Part Time

Run for Political Office in your State Legislature or US Congress.

Missions – Volunteer work locally or internationally- Medical/Dental Teams

Military Service (if you are not disabled) and want out of Private Practice

Governmental  Positions-National Institute of Health has dental positions

State Board/ DentalCommission Positions

Dental Insurance Adjuster/Consultant

Dental Career Consultant-Practice Sales and Purchases

Dental Sales Consultant-Henry Schein, Burkhardt  etc.

Research-Federal, State, Private

RESOURCES FOR JOB OPENINGS ONLINE INCLUDE:

  1. NonClinicalJobs.com
  2. USAJobs.gov
  3. GettingHired.com
  4. ADEA-link          http://www.adea.org/DentEdJobspage.aspx?id=35670

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