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Grown up in Vietnam, I saw a great number of people living unhappy lives. Children suffer from a lack of nourishing food, and they cannot accomplish their vocational education due to the financial difficulties of their families. I started to be interested in the medical field for my future career because I believe that I am able to help the poor financially and physically with a medical degree. After completing the "English as a second language" courses in Canada, I decided to major in Biology to become a dentist. I began to look for information about this profession to guide me toward my goal.

Dentists help people prevent and cure diseases related to teeth and mouth. Most of them have their own offices to serve customers. The information about dentistry is available on the internet, newspapers, and in all colleges and universities. The first step I would like to find out about dental education is the preparation courses required in high school and pre-dental education. I went to the advising center at Richland College to talk to counselors who assist students pursuing a medical degree. They recommended that I should focus on science courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. They also said that some students may be accepted into dental school in their junior year in college. However, most students try to obtain a bachelor's

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degree in Biology or Chemistry before applying to dental school. According to the American Dental Association, all students who plan to go to dental school have to pass the Dental Admission test (DAT) and interviews. The school will also review the applicants' recommendations and GPAs.

Another question I am trying to find the answer is what are the significant benefits of being a dentist. In spite of the high cost of tuition fee to get dental licenses and the heavy loads of work with excessive responsibilities, there are ample advantages to become a dentist. On the website, I found out...



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