The academic road to Dental School is difficult and demanding, sometimes even confusing. Delta Delta Sigma's goal is to make that journey as obtainable and easy as possible.
Office Hours: SB-41
Dentistry is the practical application of knowledge of dental science (the science of placement, arrangement, function of teeth and their supporting bones and soft tissues) to human beings. A dentist is a professional practitioner of dentistry.
Did you know?
Only recently have other methods of treating infection besides extraction been implemented.
Dental Procedures were performed by barbers!?!
Instruments used for dental extractions date back several centuries.
Why people choose dentistry:
Positive perception of working conditions, followed by the altruistic motivations of helping people and improving their appearance.
Most dentists are self-employed, running their own practices
It’s just plain awesome!
From the words of a professional:
I was drawn to dentistry as a profession because it allows the opportunity to help others while providing adequately for personal satisfaction and financial needs.
– Dr. Richard Crinzi
Specialties: A lot more to Dentistry
Recognized by the American Dental Association
1. Dental Public Health
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
4. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Forensic Odontology (gathering and use of dental evidence in law, primarily documentation and identification; requires training)
Geriatric Dentistry (diagnosis, prevention, treatment of age-related dental problems)
Chance to think outside the box
"Evidence Based Dentistry"
It can be a fun process where you can learn a lot that is not taught in the classroom
Contributing to a body of knowledge.
…OoOooOo #2… So this is why there's no more "spit bowls" at the dentists' office?
Satisfying Course Requirements:
General Chemistry (142, 152, 162)
Organic Chemistry ( 237, 238, 239 w/ Lab)
General Biology (180, 200, 220)
General Physics ( 114, 115, 116 w/ lab)
Math ( 124, 125, 126)
General Biochemistry (405,406)
General Microbiology (301)
Successful participation requires completion of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology
Administered on computer on almost any day of the year
Pivotal component of Dental School Application
Letters of Recommendation:
Get to know your professors and professionals
What you need:
- Two from Science Professors
- One from a Character Reference
- One from a Dental Professional
Make sure they complement your aspirations!
University of Washington School of Dentistry
Get to know faculty through volunteering or simply call around