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Medicine/dentist or both?

Medicine/dentist or both? Topic: Medicine reviews
July 19, 2019 / By Adrianna
Question: I cant seem to choose between med. or dentistry....i'm very interested in both..id love to become a dermatologist n id also love to become an orthodontist.ill be going to college september so i really need to make a decision soon.I was also wondering if i could do both at the same time:D..Plz help me make a choice by telling me the pros n cons of both!!!Thanks... i really don't know what to do.I keep picturing myself in scrubs n rushing around the hospital to help people but at the same time i picture myself giving someone a beautiful smile....
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Thad Thad | 2 days ago
No you can't do both at the same time. And you have time to decide (you do not apply to med school or dental school for several years). Start out in college taking your general pre-reqs and basic science classes. See if there is a med club/society and join to talk to others. Talk to the med advisers who can review your grades etc. See if you can arrange to spend some time in the clinical setting with both to see what you really like. Make a list of your reasons as to why you want to be either of these as well & see if you can narrow down your reasons. Many times the reasons for wanting something are in fact not a reality (more of a fantasy) & that will help you decide as well.
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Thad Originally Answered: By one word ( the medicine name ) What Overdose medicine kill u?
Almost any drug can be lethal if a high enough dosage is absorbed. Many drugs taken orally will not absorb completely enough to kill since when a certain level is reached in blood, the digestive tract is shut down and won't absorb any more. Injected drugs are more likely to produce the scenario you describe. For example, if it can be injected, insulin or potassium chloride overdoses are lethal. Nitroglycerine tablets which are placed under the tongue and absorbed rapidly through the tissue don't have to pass through the stomach to be absorbed, so an overdose might work for your scenario. You need to provide more information, since we need to know what type of drug your character would have access to, or be most likely to be taking.
Thad Originally Answered: By one word ( the medicine name ) What Overdose medicine kill u?
Are you just asking for the name of a drugs that will easily kill people. The drug Seconal (secobarbital) is something that can be lethal. I'm sure you can google it and fine celebrities who died (at least in part) due to an overdose. Although it is almost never prescribed today because it can be so lethal and as a barbiturate, it can be abused.

Pompey Pompey
Either one would be great. One pro to dentistry is that you are only dealing with one part of the human body, dermatology can cover the whole body. Just something to think about. Good Luck!
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Mahon Mahon
dentistry is less schooling and more guaranteed money because there is a smaller amount of dentists out there. but being a doctor will bring bigger paychecks its just more risky and takes longer.
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Mahon Originally Answered: Does anyone know how to become a dentist?
Dentists must be licensed in all states; requirements vary by state. To qualify for a license in most states, applicants must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams. High school students who want to become dentists should take courses in chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, and mathematics. Most dental students need at least a bachelor's degree before entering dental school; requirements vary by school. All dental schools require applicants to have completed certain required science courses, such as biology and chemistry. Majoring in a science, such as biology, might increase the chances of being accepted, but no specific major is required to enter most dental programs. College undergraduates who plan on applying to dental school must usually take the Dental Acceptance Test (DAT) during their junior year. Admission to dental school can be competitive. Dental schools use these tests, along with other factors such as grade point average and recommendations, to admit students into their programs. Dental schools require students to take classes such as local anesthesia, anatomy, periodontology (the study of oral disease and health), and radiology. All dental schools include practice where students work with patients in a clinical setting under the supervision of a licensed dentist. All nine dental specialties require dentists to complete additional training before practicing that specialty. They must usually take a 1- or 2-year residency in a program related to their specialty. Dentists who want to teach or research full time usually spend an additional 2 to 5 years in advanced dental training. Many practicing dentists also teach part time, including supervising students in dental school clinics. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers. Licenses Dentists must be licensed in all states; requirements vary by state. In most states, a license requires a degree from an accredited dental school and passing a written and practical exam. In addition, a dentist who wants to practice in one of the nine specialties that all states recognize must have a license in that specialty. This usually requires 2 to 4 years of additional education after dental school and, in some cases, the completion of a special state exam. A postgraduate residency term also may be required, usually lasting up to 2 years. Important Qualities Communication skills. Dentists must have excellent communication skills. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and receptionists. Detail oriented. Dentists must be detail oriented so patients receive appropriate treatments and medications. They must also pay attention to space, shape, and color. For example, they may need to closely match a false tooth with a patient’s other teeth. Dexterity. Dentists must be good at working with their hands. They work with tools in a limited area. Leadership skills. Most dentists work in their own practice. This requires them to manage and lead a staff. Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills, including keeping accurate records of patient care, are critical in both medical and business settings. Patience. Dentists may work for long periods of time with patients who need special attention. Children and patients with a fear of dental work may require a lot of patience. Problem-solving skills. Dentists need strong problem-solving skills. They must evaluate patients’ symptoms and choose the appropriate treatments. Stamina. Dentists should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as bending over patients for long periods.

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