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5 Majors to Help You Get Into Medical School

by Kevin Smith Author

If you want to become a Fairbanks dentist, you are going to need more than a bachelor’s degree. However, that bachelor’s degree cannot be in dentistry itself, as they are nonexistent. While you can get into dental school with almost any degree, there are a couple that offer better chances to get in due to their relationship with the field, and it would not hurt to major in these if you are serious of becoming a dentist if you are older.

Biology

It should come as no surprise that the majority of accepted dental school applicants majored in a science related field. Biology tends to be one of the most popular choices as the study of life also heavily includes research about the physical composition of different species. Understanding the structure and function of human teeth is the first step of many towards a dental career.

Chemistry

Not only do you have to know the tooth’s chemical composition, but you would have to know what compounds are involved in cleaning the teeth. This is especially important when you want to suggest different toothpaste brands and techniques to your patient to send the down the right path to a clean mouth.

Biomedical Sciences

Pursuing this might make the hiring team recognize that you are willing to go one step beyond, as this field trains you in biology and how it applies to medicine. This is especially important to know for dentists to help them deal with more serious situations involving medicine and damaged areas of the mouth.

Physics

Physics is arguably one of the most relevant fields to dentistry practice. While other majors help you understand the composition of teeth and how to keep them healthy, this aids more in the direct, physical approach to dentistry. It will help you understand more regarding why certain materials are used in dentistry and how to properly apply them to the person’s mouth without causing any major injuries.

When dentists ask you to “bite down,” they can see the force you place into each bite and if your teeth are durable enough to continue those types of bites. This especially comes in handy once they look at an x-ray of your jaw to hypothesis how to prepare your mouth for what is to come.

Social Science

The most unpredictable part of being a Fairbanks dentist are the patients themselves. It is difficult finding someone who is happy to be at the dentist’s office, so finding ways to socialize and relate to the patients during the process might be able to ease the pain for both of you. Maintaining great social skills will also help others spread positive feedback of your division through word of mouth.

 

 


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