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I’m 35yrs old, in the military, have a bachelors in education and another in fine art both very high GPA. However, life has changed and I NEED a change. I want to be a dentist. Military will pick up most of the bill if I get in to dentist school. Should I go dental hygienist first hopefully finishing prerequisites; before applying to dentist college or should I try to accomplish them in another way ie. individually at a community college?



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I don’t believe you will receive all the prerequisites needed for dental school by going to a hygiene program. Dental programs require some upper level courses that are not gained in hygiene. If you are sure that being a dentist is the way you want to go, I would just achieve the prerequisites for dental school and go for it. I am in Oregon and the dental schools require courses that are only gained at universities, so community college would not work.

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I too am in Oregon. Here you have to have a BS in a science genre then apply to dental school.

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Just go straight for dental school. Hygiene school is hard and unnecessary for you to be a dentist. You should use the bachelors degrees you already have, take the necessary classes you need in science, physics etc that you may not have and spend time studying for the DAT. You will do better in dental school with those higher level classes than you would with a hygiene degree. Plus you will be finished faster and able to enjoy your new career sooner.

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and most dental schools won’t take prereqs from technical schools, hope this helped.

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I think it’s better to get a college education… If you need a good writing service to write your college application essays look at http://ask4essay.com/thread/who-knows-good-essay-writing-service/

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