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Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorDr. Jim Sheetz, Ph.D
Professor, Biology
850.769.1551 ext. 2859
jsheetz@gulfcoast.edu

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday
850.872.3851
kbleday@gulfcoast.edu

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Dental Medicine, A.A.

Take the First Step Toward a Rewarding Career!

Would you like to help people be healthier and more attractive? Have you considered being a dentist?

There are many reasons why you should:

  • Dentists can improve lives by improving their patient’s oral and general health. Dentists are respected professionals within the health care community and hold leadership roles in this community.
  • There are many clinical, research, and academic opportunities in the dental profession.
  • Graduates of dental schools have career options after receiving a dental degree, such as entering practice immediately or pursuing residency training in general dentistry or in one of nine recognized dental specialties.

To learn more about Dentistry and the admission requirements for all U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools, acquire the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools.

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Dental Medicine Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
ENC1102, English II
Visual and Performing Arts
Philosophy/Religion
Literature
MAC1114, Trigonometry
MAC2311, Calculus I
CHM1045, General Chemistry
BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I
Behavioral Sciences
History
Government
BSC2010L, Biology for Science Maj. I Lab
BSC2011, Biology for Science Majors II
BSC2011L, Biology for Science Maj. II Lab
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab
CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis
CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab
CHM2210, Organic Chemistry I
CHM2210L, Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM2211, Organic Chemistry II
CHM2211L, Organic Chemistry II Lab
Electives

What can you do with a Dental Medicine A.A. Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Dental Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygienist
Dentist
Dental Anesthesiology
Periodontics

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine 
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine 
University of Florida College of Dentistry 

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Are you ready to Get Started?

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Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

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There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

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