Dentistry is a health care field that combines science and art into a career where you can call the shots. You’ll work in small team environments with fellow healthcare professionals (hygienists, dental therapists, orthodontists, etc.) to provide oral health care for your patients. As a dentist, you’ll be part of a larger dental community that values community service and life-long learning through continued education opportunities and a multitude of research studies. Dental school is 4 years of study with an optional 2 to 6 years for specializing in orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, etc. Find more information about preparing for dental school here: