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    Default Some Tips to How to Become a Dentist

    1. Explore the field by job shadowing
    2. Take up hobbies that allow you to practice fine motor skills
    3. Maintain a high GPA in college
    4. Consider a DAT prep course
    5. Line up your recommendations early

    You might want to become a dentist if you enjoy working with people, like science, and have good attention to detail. Dental jobs provide a great way to use those skills and talents. Dentists generally run their own practices, giving them control over their professional lives. This page will walk you through the steps involved in how to become a dentist.

    Dental training takes eight years of school after high school.eHow: How to Become a Dentist1 At the end of the process, you'll have a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.). ADA: What is the Difference Between a DDS and a DMD?2 After getting your state license, you'll be ready to begin your career as a general dentist.

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    First I will you give this 5 tips , that for me is very important :

    1. Find out more about dentists by volunteering in a dental office and learn some of the aspects involved in being a dentist as well as different dental procedures performed by a dentist.

    2. If you are still in high school, math and science are important subjects to focus on. It would also be helpful to enrol in college prep classes. Chemistry, liberal arts, biology and algebra are college prep classes that would be helpful to you.
    3. In college, you don’t have to major in science, however, you must complete the pre-dental science requirements in the United States. Recommended college courses are biochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics and general biology.

    4. In the United States, an undergraduate degree is recommended before dental school. The majority of students in dental school have had 4 years of college.

    5. Find out about different dental schools and the requirements for admission of each. Most dental schools will offer you valuable information about what you should do to prepare for a career as a dentist.

    After that I will tell you the steps to follow :

    Dentists work with individuals' teeth and mouth tissue, providing care and treatment both for upkeep and for the prevention of future problems. The specific duties of a dentist can include filling cavities, removing tooth decay, straightening teeth and examining x-rays. Dentists also provide advice and instruction on tooth care, including how to brush and floss. While most dentists are solo practitioners, their work can also include administrative duties like bookkeeping.
    Steps for Becoming a Dentist

    * Earning a bachelor's degree: For individuals considering how to become a dentist, obtaining a bachelor's degree is an important first step. Undergraduate students interested in becoming dentists should major in a science, like biology or chemistry, or take several science courses.
    * Taking the Dental Admissions Test: For acceptance into a dental school, individuals must take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). The score obtained on the exam will be considered by dental schools along with an applicant's grade point average and recommendations.
    * Earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree: Dental programs at accredited dental schools typically require four years of full-time study. The first two years entail science and clinical courses, and the last two years include direct experience treating patients under supervision.
    * Obtaining a license: All states require licensure before dental school graduates can begin practicing. Most states have both written and practical examinations, and often candidates can complete the written requirement by passing the National Board Dental Examinations.
    * Becoming an associate or opening a practice: Once the dental degree and state license are obtained, an individual is prepared to become a practicing dentist. Some graduates work as associate dentists within an established practice, and others open their own practice immediately.

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    The most common path to follow to become a qualified dentist is to gain the required University Admissions Index mark (UAI) to gain entry into a degree in dentistry such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S), Bachelor of Dental Science (B.D. Sc), Bachelor of Dentistry (B.Dent) or Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science (B.O.H.D.Sc). There are no differences between the training provided by each of these courses.

    Dentistry programs are very competitive and often have a high cut-off and you must also perform well in the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) alongside a host of prerequisite subjects and usually an interview.

    In Australia there are only seven institutions that provide dentistry courses to train professional dentists, which some people believe is too little considering the skills shortage in the dentistry industry. Most of the shortages in the dental workforce occur in the public system, however according to the Australian Good Universities Guide only one third of dentistry graduates begin in the public sector while two thirds begin in the private industry.

    Registration to practice a dentistry job in Australia requires proof that you have successfully completed an accredited university dental degree and evidence from the Dental Board of the state or territory that you intend to reside and practise in. Once this has been granted it must be renewed annually. This may mean that you will have to participate in continuing professional development (CPD).

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    This is really very tough and very challenging job and if you decided to make your career as dentist then you have to face challenges every day. The field of dentistry offers a wide variety of rewards and challenges to those looking for a well-paying rewarding career. Here we have some tips which can help many people to become a dentist.

    1. Passion: If you have passion to handle the problems of the people then can go for this. Dentists work directly with people, so people skills are important.
    2. Background must be Science and maths: As we all known that to become a dentist we have to focus o the science and maths into the school, dentists must have a strong science and math background.
    3. Try to get some experience: Consider working at a dental office. That will give you exposure to the profession and help you decide if you truly do want to be a dentist.
    4. Take a dental assisting course: This is a short technical course that will teach you to be a dental assistant. That gives you an even closer look at what it is like to be a dentist. It's also much cheaper than dental school, so if you don't like it while you're an assistant, you certainly won't like the work while you're a dentist.
    5. Develop your people skills: Dentists work directly with people more than other health professionals do. Your success as a dentist depends on having good people skills. Consider taking interpersonal communications classes in college to improve your skills.

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    For becoming a dentist you need to do well in all your science classes in the school. Most schools set a minimum grade you must get in these classes. At the minimum you better get a C. But if you really want to excel, it's better to get A’s.

    Along with meeting these required classes, there are sometimes other classes that schools may require, like calculus or biochemistry depending upon the school.

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    Here are some tips on how to become a dentist:

    • Take a high school physics, health, biology, chemistry and maths courses.
    • Ask for a counsellor for some info on colleges that offer a two-year period pre dental program.
    • Make yourself committed to reaching high grades in science courses.
    • Take a DAT (Dental Admission Test). This will weight heavily in your admission to a dental school.
    • Finally make absolutely sure of your state’s requirements for any speciality licenses in the field of dentistry. You might need an additional two-five years of study as well.

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    You should also do a lot of research when you are choosing which school to go to. This site (Dental Degree Programs: Become a Dentist or Dental Assistant) is a good one to help you compare your options, but there are many others as well.

    You should also read up on new and different ways to educate your patients about good dental hygiene practices. There are great resources online (like this site Dental Health: MedlinePlus) to assist you with this task.

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    Dental jobs are now much more in demand, may be because of the increasing dental diseases. To become a dentist you must have science background and passion for becoming as it needs patients. Once you decided to become a dentist you must also decide in dentist which specialization should go for like Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry or Prosthodontics etc. I have selected Prosthodontics as there is much demand for it and also I found the concept of dental implants quite interesting.
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    Hi
    If you wish to become a dentist you required to do well in all your science classes in the school. And also get degree from recognized dental colleges.

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    Hi guys,
    Thanks for sharing your tips. I'm planning to start my career as a Dentist.

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    Every job require high level of dedication and determination behavior towards your profession. So to be a better dentist we should work hard and get a degree in BDS (Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery).

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    Most dentists are general practitioners who diagnose and treat problems with teeth and gums, although some become orthodontists or other types of specialists. The majority of dentists work as sole proprietors who must hire, train and oversee staff. In addition to 8 years of education, there are other requirements to become a dentist.
    How to Become a Dentist
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