Dentistry is the branch of the healing arts and sciences devoted to maintaining oral health. A dentist is a scientist and clinician dedicated to the highest standards of health through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral diseases and conditions. U.S. dental schools require applicants to satisfactorily complete a specified set of courses and to present acceptable scores on the Dental Admission Test.

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Dental assistant
Dental hygienist
Dental laboratory technician

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Related pre-dentistry links

K-State Pre-Dentistry website

American Dental Association

American Dental Education Association

American Student Dental Association

National Dental Association

Go Dental

American Association of Orthodontists

American Academy of Periodontology