Career Center

The Minnesota Dental Association supports its members and the public by providing information about Minnesota job opportunities and educational requirements for careers within the field of dentistry. The MDA can help dentists navigate the stages of practice, from dental school to retirement. Check out each mile marker in Stages of Practice to see the benefits the MDA offers.

Post or Search Jobs

Hesy-Re, named after the first known dentist in history, is a web app for dentists and dental professionals looking for new opportunities.

Searching for a new job opportunity? Check out Hesy-Re to get matched to the right opportunity for you.

Looking for new employees? Post your job and filter candidates.


Hesy-Re app loaded on iPad

Dental Team Recruitment

Dental Assisting Recruitment Project

With Minnesota in dire need of dental assistants, the Minnesota Dental Association, Minnesota Oral Health Coalition, and the Early Childhood Dental Network came together to create the Dental Assisting Recruitment Project.

Based on a very successful program in North Dakota, the Dental Assistant Recruitment Initiative aims to recruit students to dental assisting by utilizing commercial marketing methods and meeting them in their high schools and on social media. Coincidentally, the dental assisting profession checks almost all of Generation Z’s work-related boxes.  They are more tech savvy than any other generation, they are a generation that tends to look for employers who can offer stability, security, and opportunities for growth, they care about autonomy and independence, and they want their boss to be a coach and invest in them. These and other aspects of dental assisting are the focus of the recruitment initiative. The Dental Assistant Recruitment Initiative also compares dental assisting to other jobs with similar training time to highlight how dental assisting is by far the best choice.


Guidance On the Use of Unlicensed Dental Assistants


Dental Assisting Recruitment Power Point Presentation

Minnesota Dental Assisting Map and Schools

Is Dental Assisting Right For Me Flyer


Dental Assisting Recruitment Infomar Part 1

Dental Assisting Recruitment Infomar Part 2

The project was only made possible with technical assistance from Central Lakes Community College Dental Assisting Program and Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, Dental Assisting Program.

Dental Hygiene Recruitment


Is Dental Hygiene Right for Me Flyer

Minnesota Dental Hygiene Map and Schools

Promoting Careers as a Dental Team Professional

The ADA shares resources to help you recruit dental team members.

ADA Resources

ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT)

ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT) is now offered in Minnesota. ADAPT is not an MLS-type service where you browse available jobs or practices. Instead, ADAPT helps you find the right match through a detailed profiling system AND provides the support you need to succeed. A dedicated ADA advisor guides you through each step, only suggesting dentists or practices that match your criteria and your philosophy of care – your unique approach to dentistry. This helps ensure long-term success as you move into the next phase of your career.


Does your rural community need dentists? Learn more about our Rural Recruitment resources.