Becoming a Dentist

Becoming a Dentist

There are 72 comments on the BellaOnline story from Jan 13, 2013, titled Becoming a Dentist. In it, BellaOnline reports that:

If you are interested in a career in dentistry, it is important to understand the process for becoming a dentist.

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Sam Williams

Orlando, FL

#103 Aug 21, 2014
I'm the same way, Cory. Since third grade career day, I've wanted to be a dentist. I think it would be such a rewarding career, and something that I would be able to do for at least the next forty years. Even though school will take several years, I still want to be a dentist. I am actually applying to a few different dental schools this fall!
Claire Reynolds

Orlando, FL

#109 Aug 28, 2014
Becoming a dentist does take a lot of time, money and effort. You need to know that being a dentist is what you want. I recommend researching more about the career and shadowing a dentist. There is a lot more to the everyday life of a dentist than what you see when you visit yours for a cleaning.

Claire Reynolds ||

Walla Walla, WA

#126 Oct 6, 2014
What do you need to study specifically in order to become a sedation dentist? I feel like they would get paid more for being able to do sedation. They must also be the type of dentist that comes to help before a surgery.

Orlando, FL

#127 Oct 6, 2014
Jessie wrote:
I have two friends in dental school right now and they love it! I just know that they will both be amazing dentists. They are both working very hard to become a dentist. I find it very interesting when they tell me things they learn at school.
Jessie |
I think it would be really fun to go to dental school, but I feel like you would be in there for a long time. I guess it pays itself off once you start your practice because so many people end up being dentists. I think it would be fun to learn more about the different procedures and stuff, but I think I will leave the rest to the professionals.

Zach |

Orlando, FL

#129 Oct 9, 2014
Cory Trevor wrote:
Thank you for sharing the article. I have been interested in a dental career since I was little. I love going to the dentist, and I think that I would enjoy being one. It takes a lot of schooling, but I am determined.
I have so many friends that are working to be family dentists. Right now they are just getting started in medical school and they just love it. I think it is important to follow your dreams and do something that you love doing.

Zach |

Orlando, FL

#134 Oct 16, 2014
staceybeck01 wrote:
Thanks for all the great advice. My son is thinking about becoming a dentist in Calgary, and I think it's a great idea. I should have him read the article you shared.
A dentist in the family is always a positive thing because then if you have any questions you can talk to them. That is what I usually do because my aunt is a dentist. I have learned so much from her about how to take really good care of your teeth. My actual dentist is surprised at how clean my teeth are.

Zach |

Since: Nov 13

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#138 Oct 21, 2014
Sedation dentist sometimes referred to as "sleep dentistry," although that's not entirely accurate. Their are levels to to becoming a sedation dentist. It will level up with the once experience. Becoming a family dentist is always good. Where one should with its appropriate knowledge and outsourcing services for the better support and becoming a dental expert.
Seth Ashford

Walla Walla, WA

#139 Oct 21, 2014
My cousin is actually in college to become a dentist. So far he is only in his undergraduate studies, so he is not very far in the program. I will make sure to send this article to him so that he can make sure to take the right path to becoming a good and reputable dentist!


#140 Oct 21, 2014
Thanks for such an informative post. The Article is very beneficial for the people who wants to start career in dentistry. Keep updating too in future this kind of informative post implemented.

Orlando, FL

#141 Oct 24, 2014
I have a few friends that want to go into dentistry. I think it would be fun to work in the medical field and help people try to live healthier lives. I think sometimes we forget how important those types of jobs are. I hope my friends do well with their studies because they would be really good family dentists.

Zach |

Elk Grove Village, IL

#145 Nov 4, 2014
Becoming a dentist takes a lot of work! My brother is training to be come one. He tells me about all the chemicals he has to know and all the bacteria in the mouth. It's actually quite fascinating!

Smarr, GA

#149 Nov 7, 2014
I have recently thought about becoming a dentist. I think it is a great career. I love making sure people have healthy teeth.

Since: Nov 14

London, UK

#154 Nov 13, 2014
Hi, there are lots of fields you can choose, for example, one that I like is Orthodontics.

It was the first specialty created in the field of dentistry. An orthodontist, specialist in orthodontia, is limited to practice orthodontia only. Whereas general dentists can provide orthodontic treatment along with other treatments for teeth like fillings, cleanings, crowns, etc. Orthodontists are concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity and/or disproportionate jaw relationships. So it is only your choise!! If you want mor einformation about Orthodontics, search online for specialised websites like Zerodonto, and search for the following names: Renato Cocconi, Takemoto Kyoto, Fillion Didier, David Hatcher, David Turpin, Giorgio Fiorelli, Vittorio Cacciafesta and Giulio Maino.

Smarr, GA

#155 Nov 13, 2014
I think it would be a long journey to become a dentist. You have so much to learn and remember. What I like is that you really put into practice what you learn. Sometimes I don't understand why we don't just learn what our professions are doing instead of a general education of everything.

Zach |
Amber Johnson

Chicago, IL

#160 Nov 26, 2014
Becoming a dentist is a very long process, but very rewarding. They have to go to a lot of school and training to do what they do. There are a lot of things that dentists can help with. It would be a really rewarding and great career! Thanks for sharing this information!

Kansas City, MO

#161 Dec 3, 2014
What things do you need to do in order to better propel yourself in that direction of becoming a dentist? I've been looking for some ideas for my sister. She is going into dental school, but I want to make sure she has all the tips she needs! I'm excited to see her pursue her dreams.

Kansas City, MO

#162 Dec 10, 2014
I'm going to get the family to the dentist. I figure getting everyone done first would really be valuable. Hopefully we can get this done before Christmas!

Buffalo, NY

#164 Dec 11, 2014
Wow, I had no idea what it took to be a dentist. It seems like you can study almost anything for your undergraduate work, which is really cool. Grad school can be really expensive, so I think it is important to only borrow what you need for school, and try and save as much as possible.
Mark Leach |


#165 Dec 12, 2014
I have a friend who is interested in becoming a dentist. She loves taking care of her teeth. She could not think of her life in any other way. I think she would be a great dentist.
kelsey compars

Walla Walla, WA

#167 Dec 15, 2014
I wonder how difficult it is to become a dentist. I know there is a lot of schooling you need to go through. I couldn't imagine having to go through the process.

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