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Is Dental School the Right Choice

Updated on August 5, 2016
Tips and strategies for getting into Dental School
Tips and strategies for getting into Dental School
Shadowing your local Dentist and getting a feel for the dental environment
Shadowing your local Dentist and getting a feel for the dental environment

Is Dental School the Right Choice

Are you still thinking if you should apply to dental school? If this includes you then congratulations on achieving the first step, reaching out and getting help. Now that your here lets get started. First, write out a few reasons why you want to go to dental school and be honest. Secondly, write down what your short term goals are in life. Are these two list similar at all? If so that is a great sign!

The next step is to actually go out and find a dental office you can shadow. The best way to do this is to ask your own dentist if it would be alright for you to observe him. If he allows it great, this is your opportunity to really get a feel for the dental environment. See how you feel with the work pace and really try to imagine yourself as a dentist working there. This is also a great time to ask any questions that you may have about the dental field. Before you leave make sure to schedule another day to come back if you are still interested or curious. Spending time following your dentist and seeing what there average day contains is a great way to help solidify your interest in the dental field.

After you definitely know that you want to become a dentist. The next step is to make a list of the different categories that are required to get into dental school. I will continue this in my next article. I know this is starting off from the bottom, but I will gradually keep building on this. If you found this helpful and want to find out more about getting into dental school stay tuned. I plan on doing a few different series explaining how to get into dental school from volunteering to the DAT.

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