Nature of the Work
Dentists diagnose, prevent, and treat problems of the teeth and tissues of the mouth. In order to treat their patients, dentists use a variety of equipment including X-ray machines, drills, and instruments such as mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. Those in private practice oversee a variety of administrative tasks as well. In addition, they may employ and supervise hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, and receptionists.

The Program
The program at Gogebic Community College is designed to provide the general education core courses that are required to transfer to a university. Most dental students have at least a bachelor's degree. All dental schools require applicants to take the Dental Admissions Test. Dental schools generally last 4 academic years. All 50 states require dentists to be licensed.

Associate of Science - 2 years
The following are the required courses necessary to receive an Associate Degree in Dentistry:

Prefix Course Title Credits
COL 101 College & Transfer Readiness 1
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
BIO 101 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 102 Biological Diversity 4
CHM 151 General & Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHM 152 General & Inorganic Chemistry II 5
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4
BIO 250 Human Anatomy 4
BIO 251 Human Physiology 4
MTH 110 College Algebra 4
MTH 150 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5

Elements of Physics I and II or


General Physics I and II

PSY 101 General Psychology 4
Humanities Electives 6
Social Science Elective 3
Total Program Credits 71-73

For more information contact the Admissions Office
Phone 1-800-682-5910 ext. 207

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