A college degree or certificate is not the only way to get your foot in the door at a dental job. Yes, they help - but not all dental positions require them. In fact, there are quite a few entry level dental jobs that might just be perfect for you.
Many busy dental offices and surgery centers hire receptionists, administrative assistants, and office managers to help maintain patient records, schedule appointments, and keep things running smoothly. These positions do not always require a college education, and many of them are entry level jobs. In order to perform these positions well, there are still certain skills that you will need, though.