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ADA, Wiley partner to publish latest book in 'Practical Guide Series'
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., recently announced a collaboration with the American Dental Association (ADA) to publish the latest book in their "Practical Guide Series," The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions. The book is designed to …

Dentists Asked by ADA to Join the Prescription Drug Abuse Fight
The American Dental Association (ADA) joins the cause as well, and urges dentists to inform their patients about how to safely get rid of all the medications and other pharmaceutical products, which are expired or not needed anymore. According to the …

Funding Cliff Threatens Community Health Centers

Funding Cliff Threatens Community Health Centers
"If we don't get this fixed it will be devastating," said Dr. Gary Wiltz, internist and CEO of Teche Action Clinics in Franklin, Louisiana, and board chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers, at an event hosted Tuesday at the …
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Sleep Apnea: A problem we can tackle
We've got the National Football League Players Association behind us now, and we're not going to stop there." And we haven't just brought together NFL legends to join the fight against sleep apnea; The PPHA members … In doing so, PPHA has created one …
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what qualifications do you need to be a dentist?

Question by wohoooo.: what qualifications do you need to be a dentist?
yeah basically i was thinking about being a dentist, but im an idiot and i chose drama and art for my GCSE’s 😐 but i dont really know what you would need to be a dentist anyway? :// confused
help would be much appreciated 🙂

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Answer by dr. yahoo!
In order to be accepted to an American dental schools, most candidates must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree as well as the pre-requisite courses.

The first 2 years of dental school consist mostly of didactic education as well as simulation courses. The last two years generally involve direct patient care under supervision. There tends to be much overlap in most schools’ curricula; the didactic years may have some clinical components while the last two years still have significant didactic coursework. During dental school, students must take and successfully pass Part I and Part II of the National Board Dental Examination (also known as “the Boards”), which is administered by the ADA. Part I is usually taken after the second year of dental school, while Part II is usually taken sometime in the fourth year


Graduation from an Accredited Program
The first step in practicing dentistry in the United States is graduating from an accredited dental degree program in the United States, Australia, or Canada. By reciprocal agreement, programs that are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, and the Australian Dental Council are recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, and vice versa. There are 57 approved dental schools in the U.S

Dental graduates have the option of pursuing specialty training. Currently, the American Dental Association formally recognizes 9 specialties:

Dental Public Health
Pediatric Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


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How to become a Tooth designer/Dental Technician Basically….in Houston Texas or surrounding areas.?

Question by Sergio: How to become a Tooth designer/Dental Technician Basically….in Houston Texas or surrounding areas.?
Currently have RDA Registered Dental Assistant License, Over 1 year experience working in dental field from : (General Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Orthodontics, Dental Assisting College background. I like working chairside with Dentist working in the lab, but would like to actually design teeth on computers or in a laboratory. I tend to do great in the dental office laboratory and would like to get a job working where your not always working with the dental patients. I was thinking working in the front office, which seems really intriguing. But then again there’s customers to attend all day there too. I’d like to gain experience as a Dental Technician, I have a friend who designs teeth also but im trying to get in these field doing it on my own without asking for help except on here yahoo answers is very helpful.

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Answer by Hawkeyesrule
Dental labs often train their technicians themselves. There are about 30 dental lab tech programs at various colleges throughout the country–you could see which is the closest to you.

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Q&A: What steps should I take to become a dental assistant?

Question by Jessica: What steps should I take to become a dental assistant?
I’m starting my first year of college with plans of becoming a dental assistant..but I feel like I’ve been getting the run-around throughout this whole process! I’ve looked into several community colleges and I’m confused on the next steps I should take.

My first concern is that I’ve read terrible reviews on most dental assistant programs…from the price… to the “hands-on training”..
My guidance counselor suggested I take pre-reqs to get into a dental assistant course at a nearby college..biology, chemistry..the usual. If I do successfully complete the pre-reqs and obtain my easy is it to get an entry level job at a dental office with no prior experience in the dental field?
By no experience I mean I’ve worked as a fast food manager for a few years, a carpenter and a secretary. And if you think that sounds bad on a resume, let’s top it.. I’ve been receiving unemployment for the past 5months. Despite that, I’m a bright, hard-working team player that’s dependable and reliable.

Somebody…anybody…PLEASE help if you know what I’m going through!!!!!!

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Answer by asj 🙂
It depends COMPLETELY on your state, what state are you in?

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