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Guys,

I am currently going to school to become and economics major but have recently decided to follow my true passion and become a dentist. It is something I have wanted to do for some time, just didn't really give it too much thought. I kinda figured it woudl be too hard but now I want to do it more and more as each day progresses.

I still have three years left of college before I can even think about applying to dental school. However, I am the type of person that likes to know what I am getting into and would likes to be well prepared beforehand. With that said, what type of material should i start studying in order to be ensure my successs as a dental school applicant????

Also, my degree has now changed to Biology.

I appreciate any input you can offer. I know I may be jumping the gun here but its never to early to start preparing.

Thanks
Tim
 

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Don't worry too much! Just take the Pre-req's and courses for dental school requirements and keep your grades up. Look into the schools you want to apply to and check their specific requirements. Get some Dental Expereince/shadowing done early too!

Welcome to the Pre-dental Jungle!
 

Timb0

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S.mutans,

Thanks for the advice and the welcome! I am sure this site is going to be invaluable to me.

Tim
 

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I'm an Econ major and I got in.
 

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Timb0,

And don't change your major just because your career path has changed. Of course, there are plenty of valid reasons to change your major, but if you still have a love for economics (but don't want to be an economist), then stay with economics!

You'll be studying the sciences in dental school, so there isn't a huge need to hit them hardcore (with a bio. major) right now.

I'm an English major, and I was accepted to 4 schools. English, reading, and writing are all subjects I love--and that won't make me a worse dentist.

Good luck! You'll do fine.
 
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