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8 years of collage and dental school , if you have good credentials it could take you less than 8 years.
  • You have to have a basic degree first which is typically 4 years but some dental schools will except you with only 90 credits roughly 30 credits away from a BA or one year away. And also, the other 30 credits have to be from a university since I don't believe there are any community colleges which give more then a AA degree.
  • It takes six years to become a dentist.
  • I am an orthodontist. To be an orthodontist one needs to become a dentist first. To get into dental school you need 2-4 years of college. Most people get into dental school with 4 years of college. You need to get good grades in certain required courses. These are generally in biology, math, chemistry and physics the particulars vary from one dental school to another. There will be a pre-dental advisor at most universities or colleges to guide you. A few students can get in dental school with 3 years of college; the grades have to be very good. Grades are not the only thing, they are looking for good character too. I know dentists who got into dental school with a 2.0 (rare, but it has happened) Sometimes the 2.0 student will be a better dentist than the 4.0 student. Most dental schools are 4 years, a few are 3. About half of the orthodontic schools are 2 years and the rest are 3 years.
  • it takes 4 years of undergraduate education (usually, it can take 2-3 if you have exceptional credentials) and then 3-4 years in dental school (depending on a particular schools curriculum). At which point, you can practice general dentistry or choose to enter a specialty, which requires post-graduate education (which can last anywhere from 2-6 years). However, only 17 out of 50 states require a specialty license in order to limit your practice to one of the various specialties. Meaning, you can practice a specialty in 33 states without having been licensed in that specialty (you just can't market yourself as a specialist ,but you can perform those treatments). Sorry, I'm trying not to be confusing but at the same time make people aware of the possibilities. I hope that i have sparked your curiosity enough to research career specific inquiries.
  • Eight years of college and dental school studies are usually necessary for a degree of Doctor of Dental surgery (D.D.S.) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.). However, with high grades and test scores it is possible to jump ahead and enter dentistry school after completion of your 2yr pre med. 30 credits to 90 credits in college is enough to get into a good college in which teaches you how to become a dentist.

It can take up to eight years of university after high school is completed to become a dentist. If you'd like to become a specialized dentist, for instance an orthodontist, it will take an additional two years. Oral surgery tacks on another two, for a total of twelve.
it takes 5 years in total to become a dentist
I do believe it is the same as a doctor. 7 or 9  <a class="h2heading h2" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" name="Answer">Answer</a>Dentists diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, gums, and related oral structures. Pre-Dentistry is a two-year Associate of Arts degree program comprised of basic science courses. These courses can be transferred to a bachelor�s degree program designed to prepare students for admission to dental school. To become a dentist, a student must complete three or four years of additional schooling beyond the bachelor�s degree. He or she must pass a state board examination and is then awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.D.M.)
Dental school takes a high school diploma followed by 3-4 years of undergrad education, a bachelors degree is preferred but not required, however, most 95%+ of dental students have received their diploma before entering dental school. Dental school is 4 years long (one school in CA is 3 yrs). Upon graduation you can practice dentistry without any residency once you pass a state or regional board. Dental specialties, ie: ortho, endodontics, oral surgery take 2-6 years of residency. So more than likely in 8 years after high school one is a dentist.
eight years
Typically, besides four (4) years of college (BS degree or equivalent) one also obtains between five and eight years of additional schooling to obtain their DDS degree.
A dentist normally does it for 5 years
You go to school for 4 years after you get your Bachelors degree.
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6-8 years, depending on what school of dentistry you go to.
4 years undergrad, and 4 years dentist school,......... so it is about 8 years total after high school
To become a dentist, you will complete dental school, not medical school.

In the USA, dental school and medical school both take four years to complete once you have completed your four-year undergraduate education.

Some states require dentists to complete a paid residency program before they begin practicing independently. Residency can take as little as a year, if you plan to go into general dentistry. All states require medical school graduates to complete a residency; primary care residencies are the shortest and take three years to complete.
8 years to get to 1st base and the rest of your life to become really proficient aka home plate...
till they kiss my booty
Usually 4 years of undergraduate college plus 4 more years of dental school. If you want to be a specialist like an orthodondist or an oral surgeon expect an additional 3 to 6 years.
To become a dentist: 1. Graduate from high school. 2. Graduate from a college and take all the pre-requisite courses such as General Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Cellular Biology/Genetics, etc. 3. Take the entrance test to dental school called the Dental Aptitude Test or DAT. 4. Apply to dental schools online and interview. 5. Spend 4 years in dental school studying, doing lab work, and going to clinic. 6. Decide if you want to specialize. For instance, orthodontics is an additional 3 years, oral surgery another 6. To become a general dentist after high school the minimum year requirement is an investment of 8 years.
It takes six years to be a dentist.
4 years in dental schools.
2 years of fellowship.
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