Is dentistry right for you?

Do you like working with your hands, helping people, being creative and being a leader? Well, then you might make a great dentist!

While a career in dentistry may sound appealing to you, it is important that you are genuinely passionate about oral health—dental school and careers in dentistry are both very demanding, so it takes determined people to achieve success in pursuing their dreams. The best dentists saw dentistry as their true calling and are constantly working to improve themselves and their abilities. 

If you are interested in a career in dentistry, make sure to do some soul searching before plunging head first into the application process. Another great way to figure out if dentistry is right for you is to shadow a dentist or specialist. The experience will allow you to actually envision yourself doing what he or she does every day. If after this process this sounds appealing, then dentistry is probably the right fit for you!