A few days ago

What do I need to do to become a dentist?

This career interests me and I’m a senior in high school. I’m at a point at my life where I feel that I need to start thinking about my future. Would you recommend dentistry? What classes and other things are necessary for me to achieve this goal? How many more years will I need to attend school?

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I recommend the University of Florida College of Denistry, albeit you reside in Minnesota.

Here’s what you need to take since I took all the coursework in college for admissions:

*2 semesters of Freshman Composition

*2 semesters of General Biology

*2 semesters of General Chemistry

*2 semesters of Organic Chemistry

*2 semesters of Calculus

*2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology

*1 semester of Microbiology

*2 semesters of Physics (Trig-based or preferably Calculus-based physics)

* 1 semester of Immunology

The typical route is 3-4 years of bachelor’s degree (sometimes it would take up to 5) and 4 years of Denistry school. I am med student but denistry is a great option they tend to get more respect than physicians because physicians are considered con artists by a lot of people and denistry is highly regarded where I live.

Take extracurricular activities that interest you, shadow a dentist, work in a dentist office (if possible but if not volunteer your services), take part in community and campus service role that interest you, and try to get a leadership position (whether its campus, community, or place of worship … it doesn’t matter take charge). They want a Type-A, overachiever who is sincere not a fake. Admission committes are pretty good at sniffing out a fake. So, the key is quality not quantity.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to message me and I’ll try to answer expeditiously. Good luck in your post-secondary education! 🙂


5 years ago
Dental university is as a substitute intricate, variety of like scientific university. There is plenty of terminology and difficult paintings. I have had a hollow space drilled and so they particularly do not harm that so much, they’re extra uncomfortable than something. I in my view admire ‘well’ dentists and I think individuals total suppose of dentists like they suppose of physicians. If you do not wish to move via all the education you must be a dental hygienist. The dental hygienist application is best approximately a yr to a yr and a part to get educated. However, dental university is for much longer and extensive.

A few days ago
The ability to inflict a lot of pain and then charge a lot of money, and be able to sleep at night.

A few days ago
first of all try practicing by playing operation on shrek

just kidding


A few days ago
a pair of pliers, that’s all