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So You Want To Be A Dentist?

July 22nd, 2013

You may recognize that line as the song sung by Steve Martin’s character, the dentist in “Little Shop of Horrors”.  The song recounts the not so pretty traits that have come to be associated with the dental profession.  But it may surprise you to hear that in 2013, U.S. News and World Report listed the dental occupation as the No. 1 job in America.  And competition to get into the profession has been increasingly strong in recent years. Read More »

Preventing Dental Disease

May 16th, 2013

Perhaps no group of diseases is so widespread as dental diseases.  Dental problems are responsible for more missed days of school and work than any other reason. Read More »

Education for Dentistry

October 9th, 2010

The road from high school graduation to the eventual practice of dentistry is a long one, filled with a vast array of educational and clinical experiences.  The majority of today’s dentists have completed four years of college with the attainment of a bachelor’s degree, and then entered a four year course of study in dental school.  After receiving the doctoral degree (D.D.S. or D.M.D., depending on the dental school), many dental graduates continue on with a hospital based general practice residency program.  This residency , lasting one or two years, allows for the accumulation of a vast array of clinical experience and further education.  Once the residency program is completed, the majority of today’s dentists enter into general practice.   However, education does not stop there. Most of us are very active in continuing education programs, in an effort to stay current with the latest advances in dental science and technology, so as to constantly offer our patients the best possible care. Read More »

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