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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
AdvisorTerri Bunch
Assistant Professor
850.769.1551 ext. 5148

Senior Administrative AssistantKathy Bleday

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Dental Medicine, AA

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

English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Calculus I
Behavioral Sciences
Biology Courses
Chemistry Courses
Organic Chemistry Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Dental Medicine AA Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Dental Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygienist
Dental Anesthesiology

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


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