Orthodontists

Education

All dental schools require applicants to have completed certain science courses, such as biology and chemistry, before entering dental school. Students typically need at least a bachelor's degree to enter most dental programs, although no specific major is required. However, majoring in a science, such as biology, might increase one's chances of being accepted. Requirements vary by school.

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Related College Majors

Orthodontics/Orthodontology - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $26,451.00 per year

Military Training

No initial job training is provided to officers in this occupation.

Certifications or Licenses

Dentists must be licensed in the state(s) in which they work. All states require dentists to be licensed; requirements vary by state. Most states require a dentist to have a degree from an accredited...

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General Qualifications

Communication skills. Dentists must have excellent communication skills. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and receptionists. Detail...

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Knowledge

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Biology
  • English Language
  • Economics and Accounting

Most Common Education Levels

The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.

Most Common Education

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major
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School
Number of Students
University of Washington-Seatt...
50,006
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
45,295
Boston University
41,428
Harvard University
35,611
University of Iowa
34,176
University at Buffalo
33,155
University of Pittsburgh-Pitts...
32,678
Columbia University in the Cit...
29,073
University of Louisville
25,286
Tufts University
12,091
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