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Oral Surgeons

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Since it takes many years of postsecondary training to become a surgeon, you should take a college preparatory curriculum in high school. Take as many science—especially biology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology—classes as possible. Speech and English classes will help you to develop your communication skills. Learning a foreign language—such as Spanish—will come in handy if you treat patients who are not fluent in English. If you plan to open your own practice, classes in business, computer science, mathematics, and marketing will be useful.  

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