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S: By: Tatianna Van Oel Ms. Washington PBL

FC: Dentistry | How to become one, What school to attend , As a Dentist what do you do?

1: Dentistry | "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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3: Questions? | How to choose what school to go to? What are the qualifications I need to go to dentistry school? As a dentist what do I need to do?

4: Question #1 | How to choose what school to go to? Look for what clinics and laboratories are available. Ask if crowding can limit hands on time. The amount of debt you need to take on to finance your education can affect how long it will be before you can afford to open or buy into a practice. When looking at schools be sure to look at financial costs. Look for what school offers more of what you want.

5: Hoe | List of top 10 dentist schools | 1. A.T. Still University-Mesa, AZ 2. Harvard-Boston, MA 3. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis- Indianapolis, IN 4. Ohio State University-Columbus, OH 5. Texas A&M University-College Station, TX 6. University of Alabama-Birmingham, AL 7. University of Florida-Gainesville, FL 8. University of Maryland- Baltimore, MD 9. University of MInnesota-Twin Cities-Minneapolis, MD 10. University of the Pacific- San Fransisco, CA

6: Good things to have include communication skills, leadership abilities in extracurricular activities, good character, motivation, and interest/experience in the dentistry field. | Question #2 What are the qualifications I need to go to dentistry school? | These things will immediately affect admission: 1) Academic Performance 2) DAT score(s) 3) Letters of recommendation( Its good to have more than one) 4) Impressions made during personal interview

8: Lets Take A BREAK!

9: Survey Answers | 1. People should go to the dentist every 6 months. 2. 75% of people have braces. 3. 20 to 30 percent of people have an overbite.

10: Fun Facts

11: 1) A dentist usually makes about 175,000 to 275,000 a year 2) Chewing gum can prevent cavities 3) In an average life time a human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva 4) Natural teeth can absorb up to 540 lb of per square inch of biting pressure 5) In 1994, a prison inmate in West Virginia braided dental floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped

12: Question #3 | As a dentist what do I need to do? | 1. A dentist will diagnose and treat people with disease, injuries and malformations of the mouth. 2. Improve ones appearance by using cosmetic dental procedures. 3. Perform things such as implants 4. Educate patients on how to better care for their teeth. 5. Teach future dentist and dental hygienists. 6. Perform new research and discover new dental methods. |

14: More Facts... | 1) Dentists work 4 to 5 days a week, they work about 40 hours. 2) A dentist earns their certification by taking anatomy, clinical science, microbiology, physiology classes. 3) Bleeding gums are not healthy 4) Certain cheeses have been known to help from tooth decay 5) On September 20, China celebrates "Love Your Teeth Day"

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17: Now that we are all done answering questions. Do you have any additional questions to ask?

18: "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." ~Thomas Jefferson | "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman | "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~Henry David Thoreau | Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Pamela Vaull Starr

19: Have you ever considered being a dentist? (:

20: "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan

21: "Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration." ~Evan Esar | When I am older I would like to have a career as a full on dentist. I am planning to go to A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. (:

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  • Title: Dentistry
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