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Question about teaching Dentistry...

Discussion in 'Dental' started by USAF_Dentman, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. USAF_Dentman

    USAF_Dentman Go!! Get to da choppa!
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    I am interested in teaching dentistry/doing research..

    If you have a DDS degree, do you just teach the Dental technique courses? Like how you actually complete a procedure?

    I would really like to teach some courses in biochemistry, pharmacology, etc in dental school..Can you do that with just a DDS or would you need a PhD as well?


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  3. Omahahahaha

    Omahahahaha Senior Member
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    For us, all off our "dental skills" profs have a DDS/DMD. And the profs who teach our "Oral Biology" type classes have a PhD.
     
  4. Sweeti8286

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    I believe teaching the science courses like biochemistry, pharmacology, etc. - you have to have a PhD.
     
  5. Dukie

    Dukie Senior Member
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    At our school, the basic science professors tend to have PhDs. However, our histology professor was an MD. It probably depends on what field you are looking to teach- if you are really looking to teach only a basic science, you are probably wasting your time with the DDS and should pursue a PhD.
     

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