My Major

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My Major

I have chosen pre-Dentistry. I hope to become an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. This is one of the more competitive fields that there are in dentistry today. With this I hope to take join my dad in his practice. There are many classes and degrees that a person must complete before he can become an Oral Surgeon. I think that this would be a challenge. School will be tough, but in the end the rewards are endless. After college an Oral Surgeon must attend dental school, then they must go to five year residency for after that. This is a great career, and I think that I could make it if I tried hard enough.

An Oral and Maxiofacial surgeon is the person that you would go to to get your wisdom teeth extracted. That is not all they do most of them are on a hospital staff, if not multiple ones. In the hospital they work mostly in the emergency rooms reconstructing faces from car accidents. Dr. Donald Lewis said "As an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, we are called to the emergency room for many types of emergencies, these emergencies can range from facial infections to gun shot wounds of the face and facial fractures". There is a lot of responsibility that is placed on an Orals Surgeon. If that gunshot wound is not removed it could mean serious harm or even death to the patient.

Classes that a student will need to take are mainly sciences mostly chemistry. I will need to take all of the upper level chemistries, along with biology. These are the main courses that I will have to take; there are some math and physics classes they are only in the 200's. The chemistry is needed so one can understand what each prescription drug is does and what reactions that is has to other prescriptions. Biology is needed to know what you are operating on in the person. After completing 122 hours I will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

After graduation, I will need to go to Dental school. This will take five years to complete. To...
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