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Is biochemistry a good major if I want to be a dentist?

I'm having a hard time trying to understand about majors, I need some opinions. Should I declare my major in my sophomore year at college or should I keep biochemistry?

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Anthony’s Answer

Hello Maryuri,
It's great that you are thinking about dentistry. If you already in BioChem major, you have a little advantage when applying for dental school in term of the courses you take for your BioChem degree will overlap with the requirement for most dental school. You may want to start thinking about preparing for the DAT. The higher the score the better. And you may also think about exposure to dentistry experiences by either volunteer or work in the dental clinic. Or if you do not have time to work in the dental clinic, you will want to spend some time shadowing a local dentist (your own dentist will probably let you do this in his clinic and a great person to talk to about the profession.)

Please read the following question on this site: https://www.careervillage.org/questions/659902/what-courses-do-i-need-to-take-in-high-school-to-in-order-to-get-in-college-to-become-an-orthodontist

Good luck.
Anthony
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Joseph’s Answer

BioChemistry is a good major no matter what med field you choose. If your patient is dentistry, then continue to pursue. Bio Chemistry involes organisms study and may not relate to dentist study but it is a growing field with lots of potential.
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Sakthi’s Answer

Hi Maryuri,
Biochemistry is not major but part of subject to study in dentist. They are basic which u can further improve in dentistry..
Thank you comment icon In the United States of America, Bio-chemistry is a major study for bachelor, master and Ph. D degree. To get into dental school for DDS or DMD degree, it requires a bachelor's degree of any major with a set of required course (including bio-chem). In dental school, advance bio-chem courses related to dentistry must be taken. For dental hygienist major, bio-chem courses are required to complete the bachelor's degree. Anthony Ngo
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