Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health. Beyond the undergraduate degree, dentists must earn their doctoral degree (DDS, DDM, or DMD) which typically takes 4 years. An optional 2-4 year residency provides dentists with additional training in one of nine specialties. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

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Courses to satisfy admissions requirements to dental schools and prepare for the DAT.

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Entrance Exam

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Applying to Dental Schools

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