Career Paths in Oral Health

  • Rodrigo J. Mariño
  • Michael V. Morgan
  • A. Damien Walmsley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Choosing Oral Health as a Career

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ole Fejerskov, Sergio Uribe, Rodrigo J. Mariño
      Pages 3-19
    3. Madhan Balasubramanian, Nicolas Giraudeau, Heiko Spallek, Osvaldo Badenier, Rodrigo J. Mariño
      Pages 21-35
    4. Julie Satur, Yoko Kawaguchi, Nelson Herrera, Rodrigo J. Mariño
      Pages 37-52
    5. Lily T. Garcia, Carolyn Booker, Naomi Tickhill, A. Damien Walmsley
      Pages 53-62
  3. Clinical Career Path in Oral Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Jamie Robertson, Gustavo Moncada
      Pages 65-77
    3. Mario Brondani, Diego Ardenghi, Rodrigo J. Mariño
      Pages 79-92
  4. Non-clinical Career Path in Oral Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. John Clement, Sergio Uribe, Rodrigo J. Mariño
      Pages 95-104
    3. Leonie M. Short, Luis Castro, Rodrigo J. Mariño
      Pages 105-113
    4. Ana Arana, Julie Satur, Rodrigo J. Mariño
      Pages 115-124
    5. Guy Goffin, Susan Cartwright, Stephen Haynes
      Pages 125-136
  5. Academic Career Path in Oral Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Rodrigo J. Mariño, Victor Minichiello
      Pages 139-151
    3. Elizabeth Treasure, Callum Durward, Eli Schwarz
      Pages 153-167
  6. Health and Retirement Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Victor Minichiello, Michael I. MacEntee, Andrew Rugg-Gunn, Rodrigo J. Mariño, Rowan D. Story, Elham Emami
      Pages 171-187

About this book


In providing a comprehensive overview of the career paths currently open to oral health professionals, this book will serve as an essential reference guide for anyone considering a career in oral health. It covers, for example, clinical career paths in general dentistry (in private practices, community centers, and hospitals) and each of the various specialties, academically related career paths in both teaching and research, and non-traditional paths (community, government, administration, policy making, government research, and oral health organizations). The authors are from various countries and both academic and non-academic backgrounds. They have been selected for their distinction in particular career paths and include in their contributions insights gained from personal experience. This book will be ideal for readers seeking an introductory portrait of the different career paths in oral health, such as students.  It will also be a useful source for those wishing to re-examine the field, e.g., oral health graduates considering their career choices, or to acquaint themselves with contemporary issues and debates.


Oral health professions Career decisions in oral health Vocational guidance and orientation for dentists Non-traditional careers for dentists Dental specialties

Editors and affiliations

  • Rodrigo J. Mariño
    • 1
  • Michael V. Morgan
    • 2
  • A. Damien Walmsley
    • 3
  1. 1.Melbourne Dental SchoolUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Melbourne Dental SchoolUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.The School of DentistryUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89730-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89731-8
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