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  • You've provided an excellent overview of the various dental specialties. Also, you've clarified the process for gaining the training and experience for entry into the field of dentistry--and orthodontia, in particular. Your script is informative and professional, and your pronunciation was very good, even with so many new, technical words. Your spoken English has improved so much in your one school year in the U.S.!
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  1. 1. DENTISTThao Pham
  2. 2. Being a Dentist  Diagnose and treat problems regarding teeth, gums and related parts of the mouth.  Provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral heath.
  3. 3. Dental Specialties Public-Health Dentist Endodontic Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry Periodontics Oral and maxillofacial surgery Prosthodontics Oral and maxillofacial pathology, Oral and maxillofacial radiology
  4. 4. For the BESTOrthodontics future TEETH The study and treatment regarding result of tooth irregularity such as improper bites and crooked teeth, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. Most commonly, using dental braces to organize teeth or operating a surgeon to move teeth and jaw bones.
  5. 5. 3 steps to be a DentistStep 1: Take DAT (dental acceptance test) during junior year in undergrad school.Step 2: Attend College of Dentistry Require at least bachelor’s degree. Volunteer record. Pre-dental studies: English, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and some electives.Step 3: Prepare for a job Take 1-2 years residency. Must be licensed in all states, requirements vary by state.
  6. 6. Working conditionsQualities: Work places, co- Be responsible workers: Good communication  Private practice skills (isolation or A good visual memory partnership)  Private and public Excellent judgment of space and shape hospital and clinics  Work with staffs in the Scientific ability office and mostly in Self-discipline charge of everyone’s action
  7. 7. Financial Aid Stipend for Training programs (residency) at UI College of dentistry: $9,000 with benefits for 24 month.(The highest is Pediatric Dentistry: $20,000 for 24 months) Dental school is a significant investment. Over 90 percent of dental students take out loans to finance their education. The ADA Foundation offers a limited number of scholarships for underrepresented minority and second-year dental students. Can also connect students with other federally funded scholarships.
  8. 8. Get good pay for your hard work$$ Iowa ($/year) National ($/year)Starting salary 104,000 102,603Average salary 160,000 157,707Salary with 204,500 201,495experience Economic Research Institute (survey of salaries in 2011)