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** Dentist **

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This article is about the dental profession. For tooth care, see oral
hygiene and dental surgery.

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The examples and perspective in this article *may not represent a
worldwide view of the subject*. Please improve this article and discuss the
issue on the talk page. /(November 2011)/

Dentist
Fort Stewart, Georgia. Female Army dentist. CPT Jeannine Nordeen (Doctor),
an Army Dentist assigned to DENTAC, is... - NARA - 531470.tif
Description
Competencies critical thinking, analytical skills, professionalism,
management skills, and communication
Education required Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Dental Surgery

A *dentist*, also known as a 'dental surgeon', is a health care
practitioner that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment
of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist's supporting
team aides in providing oral health services. The dental team includes
dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and in some
states, dental therapists.

*Contents*

· 1 Training
· 2 Responsibilities
· 3 Specialties
· 4 See also
· 5 References

*Training[edit]*

All dentists in the U.S. must graduate from high school and complete
required courses such as general biology, general chemistry, organic
chemistry, physics, and statistics/calculus. While most dental schools
require at least a bachelors degree, a few schools may consider admitting
exceptional students after only 3 years of college. To apply, students must
take the Dental Admissions Test. Admission to dental school is competitive,
and is generally determined based on factors such as GPA, DAT scores,
recommendation letters, and extracurricular activities. To become a
licensed dentist, one must then complete an accredited dental school
curriculum and successfully master all clinical competencies and national
board exams. Most dental school curricula require four years of training


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dentist

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