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If you’ve ever been to the dental office, you’ve most likely noticed that all employees are wearing some type of mask and other types of protective equipment. In most cases, you have also probably been asked to wear protective eyewear during your appointment. So, what is the purpose of all of this equipment?

What is PPE?

PPE stands for personal protective equipment and is primarily used to protect both the patient and employees from any possible disease transmission. Many viruses and bacteria can be transferred through airborne particles, blood, and skin to skin contact. To avoid this, PPE helps provide…


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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the implant which creates a strong foundation for artificial teeth known as crowns.

Why dental implants?

Dental implants don’t affect or alter surrounding natural teeth as they are supported by bone only. Since dental implants are integrated into the bone structure, they are very stable and are able to prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. …


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Congratulations! You have arrived at a new country with great opportunities and hope to pursue your passions. But it can certainly get overwhelming and challenging if you don’t receive the right guidance and support at every step. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn more!

  • Select the right career for yourself. Decide if you plan to pursue clinical dentistry or other facets of healthcare
  • Clinical dentistry would include but not be limited to, going to dental school to pursue a DMD/DDS (both are the same degree with different usage by different schools), and/or going to…

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We have all heard of the horror stories about people having their wisdom teeth being removed. We have also seen many silly videos of the aftermath of the procedure. If you don’t have any wisdom teeth, count yourself lucky. 85% of people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. There are many reasons as to why they need to be removed such as overcrowding, impaction, or sinus issues. Overcrowding can undo the effects of orthodontic treatments such as braces. Lack of space in the mouth can lead to impaction and misalignment. Impaction can lead to tooth decay, damage to oral…


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When in high school, future dentists should start preparing for their career and should start to take classes based on their major. More and more students are applying to Dental School and competition is very tough. Below, is a short and simple guide on how to strengthen your application and prepare for the pre-dental route.

  • Science Courses

Future dentists should most definitely take as many science courses (preferably AP, IB, or DE) they can such as Biology, Chemistry, as well as math courses like Algebra and Calculus. …


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Becoming a Dentist is never easy, and neither is becoming one of a certain speciality. A Prosthodontist is a Dental specialty that focuses on tooth replacement and restoration.

Step 1- Complete Undergrad and Receive a Bachelor’s Degree: Aspiring prosthodontists should complete prerequisite courses that are required by the dental schools they plan on applying to. Most pre-dental students will complete the Dental Admission Test (DAT) during undergrad after taking general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biology courses.

Step 2- Dental School: Receive a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery): Dental school is a 3–4 year program where students complete coursework such as…


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Veneers may be a great option for you if you would like a fresh start for your smile. After visiting your general dentist, a Prosthodontist will likely be the one to take you on your veneer journey.

However, now you may be wondering what exactly are veneers?

Veneers are caps typically made of porcelain or composite resin material which are created to cover your natural teeth. They also are used for cosmetic purposes where the dentist places a porcelain or composite resin layer over the tooth to retain a white smile that stains at a minimal amount.

A few reasons…


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Now that you’re ready to learn about dentistry, it’s time to shadow dentists. But where to start?

How To Find a Dentist To Shadow

• Start by reaching out to your personal dentist or friends/family. If they say no, politely ask if they can recommend another doctor

• Another way to find doctors is to cold call local practices. Although it may seem intimidating at first, it’s one of the best ways to practice your communication skills, which will prove to be useful in the future.

- Start by introducing yourself (does not have to be long, but it’s best…


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You have shadowed multiple dentists, taken the prerequisite courses, and have finally confirmed that dentistry is the career you intend to pursue. Congratulations! Now, it is time to get prepared for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT).

Here is a brief overview of the exam:

  1. Survey of Natural Sciences (100 questions, 90 mins)
  2. Biology (40)
  3. General chemistry (30)
  4. Organic chemistry (30)
  5. Perceptual ability (90 questions, 60 mins)
  6. Reading comprehension (50 questions, 60 mins)
  7. Quantitative reasoning (40 questions, 45 mins)

You will have an optional 15 min break in between the perceptual ability portion of the exam and the reading comprehension. I…


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The Dental Admissions Test (DAT) is a rough 5-hour test that tests you on all the difficult science content you’ve learnt over the years. While studying for the DAT is by no means easy, having the right mindset and a study plan will help you achieve the score you want.

  • Make a study plan

Most students found the best DAT study schedule is 3 to 6 hours of work per day for 3 to 6 months. They’ve found having rewards, breaks and limitations in review materials helped them achieve the score they needed for dental school.

  • Practice

There are a…

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