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How To Become A Prosthodontist | TTB

  How to Become a Prosthodontist  Step 1- Complete undergrad and receive a bachelor’s degree: Aspiring prosthodontists should complete prerequisite courses that are required by the dental schools they plan on applying to. Most pre-dental students will complete the Dental Admission Test (DAT) during undergrad after taking general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biology courses. Step 2- Dental School!!! Receive a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery): Dental school is a 3-4 year program where students complete coursework such as dental anatomy, craniofacial biology, dental materials, epidemiology, etc. They will gain clinical experience by developing their hand skills in the lab and eventually working with patients under guidance of experienced dentists. Step 3- Get Licensed: Pass the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE). This exam will replace the current National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II examinations. The new test includes 500 items in comparison to

An Intro To Veneers | TTB

 Veneers may be a great option for you if you would like a fresh start for your smile. After visiting your general dentist, a prosthodontist will likely be the one to take you on your veneer journey. However, now you may be wondering what exactly are veneers? Veneers are caps typically made of porcelain or composite resin material which are created to cover your natural teeth. A few reasons to consider veneers for yourself are if your teeth are stained, misshaped, or if you have gapping problems. The process of getting veneers will involve consideration by your dentist or prosthodontist to see if they are the right choice for your teeth and overall dental health. If they are approved, the next step will be the production of the veneers specifically for your mouth and the prosthodontist will prepare your teeth for bonding. Preparation may include shaving or sculpting the tooth for the most efficient placement of the veneer. Placement will include the bonding of the veneer to your tooth

Shadowing Tips | TTB

  Shadowing   Now that you’re ready to learn about dentistry, it’s time to shadow dentists. But where to start?   How to find a dentist to shadow   • Start by reaching out to your personal dentist or friends/family. If they say no, politely ask if  they can recommend another doctor   • Another way to find doctors is to cold call local practices. Although it may seem intimidating  at first, it’s one of the best ways to practice your communication skills, which will prove to be  useful in the future.   - Start by introducing yourself (does not have to be long, but it’s best to give them a brief  overview of who you are) and politely inquire whether you may shadow there. If they  cannot get back to you immediately, make sure to provide a phone number and email that  they can reach you by.   - The best way to ask about shadowing is going to the office in person. However, due to  the pandemic, it is safer to call or email for now.   - Tip! Some offices may ask for your resume, so it’s alway