What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the practice of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral health disease. After four years of dental school, students are awarded either a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). A career is dentistry is dynamic, offering you the opportunity to practice in different clinical environments. Many dentists go on to work in the private sector, and even expand their entrepreneurial efforts by starting their own practices. For more information on dentists' opportunities and job statistics, please see the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook