What is a Bachelor in Dentistry?

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Dentistry is a broad subject, which focuses not only on the health of your teeth, but on all issues related to the human skull: from the jaw to the cranium, as well as the health of the facial region. Dentists play a vital role in ensuring that all maxillofacial structures are in proper working order and that everything is healthy and kept in its place.

Studying a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Dentistry lets you specialise in Head and Neck Anatomy, Surgical Techniques, Implant Surgery, Forensic Dentistry, and Biomaterials and Ergonomics in Oral Diseases. Regardless of your choice, Dentistry will always require good manual dexterity, problem-solving skills, and visual memory. What also turns a good dentist into a great one is their awareness of the pain tolerance of the patient and trying to cause them as little stress as possible.

During Dentistry courses, you will learn about the overall health of the oral cavity. You’ll discover numerous dental procedures, as well as diagnosing and treating methods, and the tools needed to apply them. Dental care doesn't only involve implants, extractions, and treating cavities, but also teaching people how to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place.

After graduation, most students work as dentists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants.

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University of Michigan Ann Arbor, United States 1 2
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, United States 2 12
University of Washington Seattle, United States 3 14
Harvard University Cambridge, United States 4 5
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, United States 5 15
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, United States 6 15
King's College London London, United Kingdom 7 4
University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, United States 8 21
University of Sao Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 9 18
University of Florida Gainesville, United States 10 47
University at Buffalo Buffalo, United States 11 -
New York University New York City, United States 12 11
University of Southern California Los Angeles, United States 13 41
University College London (UCL) London, United Kingdom 14 6
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, United States 15 -
Augusta University Augusta, United States 16 -
University of Bern Bern, Switzerland 17 22
University of Turku Turku, Finland 18 -
KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium 19 9
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, United States 20 -
Osaka University Osaka-shi, Japan 21 26
University of Toronto Toronto, Canada 22 48
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada 23 23
The University of Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom 24 24
University of Zurich Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 25 29
University of Gothenburg Göteborg, Sweden 26 10
University of Maryland Baltimore Baltimore, United States 27 -
McGill University Montréal, Canada 28 -
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Tokyo, Japan 29 3
Boston University Boston, United States 30 36
University of Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom 31 19
The University of Iowa Iowa City, United States 32 -
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 33 20
Seoul National University Seoul, South Korea 34 25
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, United States 35 -
Okayama University Okayama, Japan 36 -
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, United States 37 -
Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 38 41
University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia 39 31
The Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) São Paulo, Brazil 40 33
University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands 42 -
University of Geneva Genève, Switzerland 43 -
UNICAMP - University of Campinas Campinas, Brazil 44 27
Sichuan University Chengdu, China 45 38
University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland 46 45
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 47 -
University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands 48 -
University of Connecticut Storrs, United States 49 -
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 50 1
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Mitte, Germany 101 -
Chonbuk National University Jeonju, South Korea 101 -
Chonnam National University Gwangju, South Korea 101 -
Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid, Spain 101 36
Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada 101 -
Ege University Izmir, Turkey 101 -
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil 101 -
Freie Universität Berlin Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101 -
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Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany 101 -
Humboldt University Berlin Berlin, Germany 101 -
Istanbul University Istanbul, Turkey 101 -
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Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan 151 -
Medical University of Vienna Vienna, Austria 101 -
National University of Singapore Singapore, Singapore 101 -
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Queen Mary University of London London, United Kingdom 101 -
RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany 101 -
Sapienza University of Rome Roma, Italy 101 -
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Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China 101 -
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101 -
Temple University Philadelphia, United States 101 -
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel 101 -
The Ohio State University Columbus, United States 101 -
Tokushima University Tokushima, Japan 101 -
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University of Bonn Bonn, Germany 101 -
University of Chile Santiago, Chile 101 -
University of Eastern Finland Joensuu, Finland 101 -
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) Erlangen, Germany 101 -
University of Göttingen Göttingen, Germany 101 -
University of Granada Granada, Spain 101 -
University of Greifswald Greifswald, Germany 101 -
University of Kiel Kiel, Germany 101 -
University of Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom 101 -
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University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy 101 -
University of Regensburg Regensburg, Germany 101 -
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Paris Diderot University Paris, France 101 -
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, United States 101 -
Aix-Marseille University Marseille, France 151 -
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, United States 151 -
China Medical University Taichung, Taiwan 151 -
Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand 151 -
Dankook University Cheonan, South Korea 151 -
Erasmus University Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands 151 -
Federal University of Minas Gerais Belo Oriente, Brazil 151 -
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Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) Araranguá, Brazil 151 -
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Lund University Lund, Sweden 151 -
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Nanjing Medical University Nanjing, China 151 -
National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) Taipei, Taiwan 151 -
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Showa University Tokyo, Japan 151 -
Taipei Medical University Taipei, Taiwan 151 -
Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) Tehran, Iran 151 -
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TU Dresden Dresden, Germany 151 -
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University of Brasil Brasília, Brazil 151 -
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University of Hamburg Hamburg, Germany 151 -
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Leipzig University Leipzig, Germany 151 -
University of Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom 151 -
University of Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia 151 -
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University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada 151 -
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West Virginia University Morgantown, United States 151 -
Columbia University New York City, United States 51 44
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Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden 51 7
Malmö University Malmö, Sweden 51 35
National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan 51 50
Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 51 32
Niigata University Niigata, Japan 51 -
Oregon Health & Science University Portland, United States 51 -
Peking University Beijing, China 51 13
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University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 51 41
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University of Western Ontario London, Canada 51 -
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Capital Medical University Beijing, China 76 -
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Melbourne Business School Melbourne, Australia 76 28
University of Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom 76 -
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