WELCOME to The Team Placement Service, Inc. Travel Program. This is the first program in the nation offering Dental professionals the opportunity to work in various areas around the country so they can expand their careers and gain exciting new experiences. The program was started in 2005 and has included people from all over the country.

Our travel dental program is fun and rewarding, we offer top pay and lots of hours to build your clinical skills and professional confidence. Plus your free time is open to explore one of the most exciting cities in the world!

Trying out this program is virtually risk-free.  Team Placement Service provides free housing and partners you with other travelers in our program.

We are excited that about half of our travelers decide to stay and accept a full time job because they fall in love with the area. Recently we placed one hygienist in a position in downtown DC. She is making $100k for 4 ½ days a week!

Here are some videos of Travelers past and present (Only the hair styles have changed – the experience remains the same!) 

Karley is a 2018 Traveler from Kansas and Heather is a 2010 traveler


Take a look at what some other recent program participants had to say about the Travel Program:

Maira, RDH -Tennessee, Virginia: I would like to thank each and every one at Team Placement for the opportunity you all gave me. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience from each doctor and hygienist I worked with. I am very thankful for you all for opening the doors of opportunity to me. Maira participated in the Dental Travel Program for 4 months.  Upon completion of her stay, Team Placement helped find her a permanent job in Virginia!


Nolan, RDH- Michigan, Maryland, Virginia: The travel program gives you a unique opportunity to work in a variety of different settings and environments, building relationships and friendships that will last a life time. After completing our Dental Travel Program, Nolan returned home to work on his BSDH.

Karina, RDH- Virginia: Through Team Placement I’ve gained a lot of experience being at different offices almost every day, working/ learning different instruments, software, dental hygiene material, etc. I met many wonderful people and familiarized myself with all the many locations I’ve been to.  Anyone who does the program would benefit greatly and improve as a hygienist. After working in the Dental Travel Program for 8 months, Team Placement helped Karina find a permanent job in Virginia.

Reinaldo, RDH – Maryland, Florida: My overall experience with the travel program offered by Team Placement was excellent. It was my first adventure away from home and, having just started my new career, I was thrilled and eager to start the journey. It provided me with an opportunity to grow and develop my skills as a newfound dental hygienist. Being exposed to a number of different clinical settings allowed for a chance to increase my: knowledge of dental software, familiarity with different dental office setups, confidence in patient care and treatment, and speed and efficacy throughout the dental appointment.

The dental offices I worked for ranged from corporate practices to mobile dental clinics at elementary schools. I gained plenty of experience working with different equipment and techniques and also in treating pediatric, special needs, orthodontic, periodontal, and “normal/healthy” patients throughout the course of the program. Apart from the growth I experienced in the dental office, when it comes to the real world I have also grown in my feelings of being independent and confident in myself.

My navigation, social interaction, and problem-solving skills have all spiked since working for Team Placement. I feel as though the travel program and moving away from home have helped turn me into a well-rounded individual in the dental and real-world settings. I would recommend this program to recent grads as a way to spring forward from an educational setting and dive into the dental world and also for seasoned hygienists, who could find the program as an engaging break from the normal routine.

Below we have outlined some common questions and answers and other information you may find helpful. If you want more information or would like an application package please contact us at travel@teamplace.com or call 1-800-495-6767 . The Washington area is a great place to work as a young professional; we hope you elect to come!

Dental Travel Questions and Answers

Helpful Links:

Podcast: Beyond the Prophy: Satisfy Your RDH Wanderlust with Kate Crouse and Amber Westfall, RDH of Team Placement – Get a first-hand account of how the program works.

Episode 11: Satisfy Your RDH Wanderlust

DC License Information/Application:
DC Health Professional Licensing Administration

Virginia License Information/Application:
Virginia Board of Dentistry Forms, Applications, and Exam Info

Maryland License Information/Application:
Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners

National Boards American Dental Association
Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations

Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank
National Practitioner Data Bank

Links for Area Information: