What classes do I need to take in order to pursue becoming an orthodontist? What schools are good to get into dental school?
I am an RDA with three years into college . I never finished but was striving to get my bachelors degree. I was also thinking about Becoming a hygienist. Any tips in how to know what to expect or to do? dentistry college
Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for dental school. Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.
Biology: Lecture – 12-15 hrs; Lab – 2-3 hrs
General Chemistry: Lecture – 6 hrs; Lab – 2 hrs
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 6 hrs; Lab – 2 hrs
Biochemistry: Lecture – 3 hrs
General Physics: Lecture – 6 hrs; Lab – 2 hrs
Math: Statistics – 3 hrs
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and/or Literature – 6 hrs
During the 4 years of dental school, you will need to be at the top of your class to apply for orthodontics
Below is the list of dental schools per state, good luck!
Dental school is 4 years. Orthodontics requires extra training after dental school.
To be an orthodontist you need to be at the very top of your class, i.e. first or second. Orthodontics is very popular, and it is very competitive to be admitted.