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You Will Need
- An undergraduate degree
- Application fees
- Passing test scores
- A dental school degree
- A state license to practice
Take science classes
Take chemistry, math, and other science classes in high school and maintain a high grade point average.
Get an undergraduate degree
Earn a college degree with pre-dental courses.
Search for dental schools
Look for dental schools accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and learn their admittance requirements.
Take the Dental Admissions Test
Pay the application fee and pass the Dental Admissions Test.
Complete dental school
Finish two years of classroom and lab work and two years of supervised clinical work.
Obtain your license
Take the appropriate exams in the state where you wish to practice dentistry. Before taking the test, find out the state licensing requirements.