Becoming a dentist requires completing a bachelor's degree and then moving on to a dentist school, which is in total about eight years of higher education. If you are in high school, enroll in college preparatory classes in chemistry, biology and algebra. Get lots of exposure to science and math. Psychology and business courses can also provide background important to your success as a dentist.
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Dentistry is a rapidly changing, expanding profession, involving detection of diseases, diagnosis, esthetic improvement, surgical restoration, and public education/prevention. A career as a dental professional can offer many advantages, one of which is that it is a job that will always be needed.