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what after graduate from dental school ?!

Discussion in 'Dental' started by csudental, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. csudental

    csudental Banned Banned Account on Hold

    May 31, 2014
    hi i'm actually a pre dental student i haven't apply or attend a dental school yet
    i have a question about how dental school works and what after graduate from dental school

    i thought after finishing my four years at dental school i would choose any of the 50 states to get the residency test and make a test and then start being working as a dentist at this state, is that true or my grades in the dental school play a role in the game

    Also does the dental school affect which state i want to live and work for example if i graduate from University of Pennsylvania dental school can i return again to CA and start working as a dentist or it will be difficult and better to attend a dental school in CA ?
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  3. jeenarohan


    Sep 22, 2014
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  4. bsp1013

    bsp1013 2+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2012
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  5. Incis0r

    Incis0r I LOVE Dental School 2+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2014
    Alterac Valley
    Hey there, I'm pre-dental also, so if someone with more experience can help out/correct any errors in my answer, that would be great.

    This is what I have gathered about the process so far:

    1. How Dental School Works: 2 years basic sciences + 2 clinical years

    2. After 4 years, you can take regional boards in order to get a license to practice in a state....BUT there are exceptions. I know that New York, for example, is now requiring all of its new dentists to have completed a 1 year residency (no boards).... and Connecticut says either 1 year residency OR boards.

    3. As far as I know, Dental School does not determine where you can live or work as a dentist...You just need to take the associated regional boards.

    Hope that helps!
  6. csudental

    csudental Banned Banned Account on Hold

    May 31, 2014
    what about Florida, Texas and CA i'm planning to practice at one of those state
    and can you explain to me about the regional boards test ?
    thank you
  7. dr. Lisa Parker

    dr. Lisa Parker

    Sep 24, 2014
    That's very helpful! Currently I'm living in Cali, and I am wondering if you know whether there's such exceptions here.
    I agree with the third point. You don't have to graduate from a New York dental school to work at NY....

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