So you want to go to dental school?
The dental profession is a great route into the field of healthcare that can directly impact patients’ lives. Dental school offers many different paths that one can take to decide exactly what career path is best for them. The general study of dental medicine is the most commonly taken route, which is 4 years of graduate study at an accredited dental school. Specializing in a certain field of dentistry requires schooling for around 2-4 more years to learn everything necessary about the desired specialty. Commonly practiced specialties are orthodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry. Dentistry is a great career to be able to build strong relationships with patients that will be coming in for years, or even decades, and dentists can have a positive impact on both their health and confidence.