Dentists are the medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases and disorders of the oral cavity. The dentist’s supporting staff aids in giving oral health care. Dentists perform preventive oral examinations for people of all ages to detect tooth decay at an early stage, to detect conditions related to the teeth, such as jaw pain, jaw clenching, and tooth sensitivity, and to screen for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. A dentist can diagnose and treat cavities, extract teeth, and perform dental surgery.You can get additional information at dentist Glen Waverley.
In order to obtain a dental license in the United States, a candidate must earn at least three years of undergraduate degree from an accredited college of medicine, four years of undergraduate degree from an accredited university or technical/vocational school, two years of dental school at an approved dental college or university, and four years of specialized training in dentistry from a dentist who has been certified by the American Dental Association or an equivalent organization. In order to get into dental school, a candidate must also pass the examination designed to screen high school students for dental school and pass the dental entrance exam.
University Degrees Dentists with a four year undergraduate degree are considered to be qualified dentists. These candidates need to complete one year of anatomy, chemistry, and physics courses in addition to completing two years of dental science, including both clinical and technical dental courses. Dentists who obtained their undergraduate degrees in business, teaching, or public service programs are highly preferred by many dental schools. Dentists with an undergraduate degree are expected to have more advanced knowledge in the field of dentistry. These candidates need to complete a year of graduate studies in the field of medicine or one of the allied fields and need to have a minimum of three years of professional experience in a related specialty before they can apply to practice dentistry.
EK Dental Surgery
230 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
Phone: (03) 9887 8787