Decide if dentistry is the right choice

When discussing dentistry as a possible career option, use the following checklist to ascertain whether a student might be a good fit.

  • Comfortable with close, personal contact?
  • Caring and considerate of how others feel?
  • Comfortable making decisions on your own?
  • Detail-oriented?
  • Highly perceptive of aesthetics?
  • A problem solver?
  • Passionate about transforming the lives of people in need?
  • A good communicator?
  • Excited to be on the forefront of diagnosing health conditions?

  • Working in small spaces?
  • Seeing the immediate results of your work?
  • Accuracy in your work?
  • Experiencing new challenges each day?
  • Working with your hands?