Question by  Annamaeskii (3)

How many years does a dentist or an orthodontist have to go to school?


Answer by  malone (4817)

Dental school is a four-year professional program that follows a college degree. Orthodontics is a dental specialty that requires additional training after the completion of dental school. Orthodontics is a two-year residency. So starting with elementary school, at least 22 years of education is required.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Dental school is a four-year program that follows college. Graduates of dental school can continue their education in an orthodontics program, which is a specialty area in dentistry. The program requires two additional years of training along with a residency. Most dental schools offer post-doctoral programs in a variety of dental specialties.


Answer by  elb (1105)

A dentist takes 4 years of college and 4 years of dental school. An orthodontist has 2 to 3 years of training beyond the DDS. So after high school. After high school: eight years to be a dentist, 10 or 11 total to be an orthodontist. Highly skilled work!


Answer by  Elis (150)

Depending on your program you may first need a college degree. The dental program will generally take about 4 years, and orthodontists require roughly an additional 2 years.


Answer by  sdnco (264)

To be a dentist or an orthodontist, you must first get a bachelor's degree, which usually takes four years. It could be as short as three years, if you attend school in the summer. After your BA degree, you go to dental school for another four years and then your residency.

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