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Best options to study as a bachelors degree to help me to become an orthodontics and can I go straight into dental school from high school?

Would the route of health sciences benefit me more or regular biology? #orthodontics


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Leslie’s Answer

I started my college career many years ago wanting to be an orthodontist :-) Typically, re<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">quired pre-dental courses generally include chemistry, biology, physics and other science courses. You can choose to </span>major<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"> in any subject, but since science courses are required anyway, many pre-dental students choose to </span>major<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"> in a science, such as biology or chemistry. As for going straight to dental school from High school, it does not seem that is an option. Required pre-dental courses generally include chemistry, biology, physics and other science courses at a collegiate level. Best of luck to you on this exciting adventure!</span>

Leslie recommends the following next steps:

I would start by identifying the dental schools you are most interested in and understand what thier frequirements are so you know what is needed to get enrolled.
Next, once you have dental school requirements, leverage your school counselors to help you find the right undergraduate degree path that will best enable you for dental school.

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Amy’s Answer

For most professional programs, such as medical, dental, pharmacy and so on, what you major in is much less important than satisfying the pre-reqs, taking required entrance exams and research and applying to the professional school. I would make sure to research these pre-reqs early in your college career, and work with your counselor, in order to make sure that you are setting yourself up for success beyond college!

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