Unfortunately, University of Guelph doesn’t have a dentistry program, but that’s okay you’ll still be a gryphon at heart. Here’s a list of all the Canadian Dental Schools and their associated contact information: https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/becoming/dat/information/schools/.
Are you living here in Guelph and looking to become a Guelph dentist? Your two closest options are the School of Dentistry at Western University or the Faculty of Dentistry at University of Toronto. Both commutes are roughly an hour each, so you’d have to carefully weigh your options.
Entering a career in dentistry you may not realize that it is just as much artistic as it is a scientific profession.
You may want to ask yourself these questions:
- Do you enjoy engaging with the community and helping people?
- Are you looking for a career that challenges you?
- Would you like the option of being your own boss?
- Do you want to assist people on personal dental issues?
- Are you an expert at the board game Operation, and do you think you have the degree of manual dexterity needed?
The range in which dentists can specialize today is astounding. There are so many opportunities for individuals interested in becoming a dentist to develop experience in a number of different areas. Typically, dentists are involved with: Prevention / Public Education, Detection and Management of Oral Conditions, Aesthetic Improvement, Restoration, Correction, Reconstruction and Surgery. Each patient is unique and needs to be actively diagnosed to ensure the proper treatment plan is right for them. This helps to keep each day interesting in the life of a Guelph dentist.
The more you know about the practice of dentistry, the more you’ll want to become a dentist yourself. Dentistry truly is an invigorating career and comes with all the bells and whistles of any other high-paying medical position. Lastly, I’ll end this post with a bit of a pun. If anyone asks when is the best time to go to the dentist? Respond with “Tooth Hurty”.