How To Become A Prosthodontist

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Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on replacing teeth and other related mouth and jaw structures using artificial devices. Prosthodontists are specialists in prosthodontics that perform a variety of dental procedures to repair or replace teeth and associated structures. Prosthodontists must complete an undergraduate degree and dental degree from an accredited dental school. All dental schools require applicants to pass the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) for admittance. Dental school provides intensive instruction and clinical experience and grants the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Employment of prosthodontists is expected to grow much faster than average for all professions, increasing 28% from 2008 to 2018. The growing population and increased need for prosthodontic care will drive job growth.

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