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How much schooling is required to become a forensic odontologist?

I am a third-year biology major interested in the dental field. #dental #dentist #dentistry #july20

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In order to reach that goal, you'll need to earn a degree from either a medical school or dental school to become a dentist. Because your undergrad major is biology, not an integrated dental program, this means you're looking at about 4 years of med school after your bachelor's degree. Then, you'll be able to practice by shadowing a senior forensic odontologist, but you won't be able to practice independently until you've completed enough training and become certified by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. This could take up to five years.
So, from right now, to become a Forensic Odontologist would require about 10 more years of education and specialized training.