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how do you become a dentist in the us?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
School: If you are not a dentist from another country you would need to get a bachelors degree, it can be a bachelors in anything. There are certain science classes that are required so thats why the most common bachelors is biology or chemistry. You then need to take the dental admission test (dat) and apply to dental school. Dental school is 4 years. To get lisc you need to pass the national boards.
Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry 33 years experience
4 years: After college you goto detal school for 4 years.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Study: Do well in college and get your ba or ab. Dental schools today seek well rounded applicants with a 3.5 or better average. The better your grades, the more dental schools will consider you for acceptance. Then work really hard in dental school. Remember you are paying for the privilege of receiving an education. If you want to specialize anticipate another 2-4 years in residency training.
Dr. George Hanna
Dentistry 16 years experience
Its a process: 1- finish an undergraduate degree (good GPA above 3.3) 2- Go well on DAT exam. 3- Apply to Dental schools in US (Dental school is 4 years) If you have specific questions about a specific process or school. contact me. Good luck ! http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118

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