As a preventive dental health educator and expert clinician, the licensed dental hygienist provides care to clients in a variety of health care settings. Dental hygienist may choose to follow various career paths. In the private dental office, the hygienist is a valuable member of the dental health care team who provides preventive, clinical, and therapeutic services.

Also opportunities are available in specialty practices such as periodontics, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. Dental hygienists may elect to enter public health, public and private schools, research, industry, hospital dentistry, or dental hygiene education.

Professional Organizations and

Job Search Databases

There are a number of online resources available to assist in the search for employment after graduation. Below is a list of useful websites to get started. This list also provides students information about groups and organizations related to the dental hygiene practice, community and profession.

Wichita State University Department of Dental Hygiene Job Listserv
Provided by the Department of Dental Hygiene, the purpose of this listserv is to email job announcements to students, graduates and alumni interested in employment opportunities.

SADHA (Student American Dental Hygienists Association)
The ADHA community provides student membership to help empower, support and develop students through scholarships, leadership, recognition, personal and professional development.

ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association) | Find Jobs |
ADHA is the largest professional organization representing the interests of dental hygienists. Members are offered professional support, employment assistance, recognition, educational programs, leadership and continuing education opportunities.