A dream dentist, a dream assistant, a perfect future dental office.
For the first time in history, dentists and dentists assistants can work for a mid-market clinic in their hometowns.
A new program launched in Los Angeles will offer both positions and benefits to dentists, denture providers, and other healthcare professionals, and will be the first program in the country to offer dental assistant positions to mid-sized clinics.
The Los Angeles-based clinic, the Los Angeles Dental Assn., announced the program on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Health Department has been providing dental assistants since 2010, but the LA-based program will provide dentists in the region with an additional set of opportunities.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to partner with a major regional hospital, a public health system, and a major healthcare system that has the capacity to provide a professional level of care to our community,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of approximately 6.5 million.
The city has a population of nearly 3.5m.
“The LADDA will offer this opportunity to the community, because we know that dentists work in our communities and they deserve a chance to be seen and heard,” said LA Health Commissioner Dr. Eric Garcado.
The program is funded by the Los, Angeles Dentists Association, which also works to bring dentists into the public sphere.
The LA Dental Association said it plans to open more than 200 clinics across the region in the coming years.
The LA-area clinic has set a goal of hiring 50 to 60 dentists by 2021.
“Dentists are our future and they’re the future of our health care system,” said Garcetti, who also serves on the LA Dentist Association board.
“They are the backbone of our dental health care workforce.
This is about giving them a chance at a dream and a new career.”
The LA Health Department, which oversees healthcare for more than 3 million people, is providing dental assistant jobs in communities across the Los Angelas area.
The department’s dental assistant program currently has 25 positions in the Los Alamitos, Santa Monica, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley, San Diego, Santa Cruz, and West Covina areas.
The program is open to both public and private employers.
The LALA program was launched in June with the goal of training 25 dentists to be dentists.
The team plans to recruit at least 200 people to the program in 2020.