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Discussion in 'Dental' started by crescent, Jul 6, 2000.

  1. crescent

    crescent New Member

    Jul 2, 2000
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    I am a predental student. I just want to know how many more years does it require to specialize to be an oral surgeon, orthr., or pediatrics? Does any one know? Thanks [​IMG]
  2. smiledoc2004

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    Jun 28, 2000
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    OMS = 4
    Ortho = 2
    Pedo = 2

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  3. Jacqueline

    Jacqueline Junior Member
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    May 24, 2000
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    Actually...different programs differ

    Oral surgery: is normally 6
    (To get the DDS/MD it's six, but the certificate without an MD is 4. See UCLA and UCSF oral surgery programs). Normally one or two person gets into this program per school.

    Ortho: is normally 2-3 years
    (most schools offer it in 3 years and give its graduates a Masters degree. However, I know that U of Louisville is a 2 year program with a Masters degree option)

    Pedo: Same as ortho..don't go to UCSF...they force 2 out of 4 residents to go into the Pedo/PhD program which can take from 5-7 years.

    I know these things...trust me...2 dentists in my family. I am a med. student though. You know typical asian family..everyone is in the health care profession...


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