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Pediatric Dentists

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You might be able to gain an awareness of the demands of pediatric dentistry by observing a pediatric dentist at work. Work as a dental hygienist, dental assistant, or dental laboratory technician might lead to continued study in dentistry. Because of the nature of dentistry, developing good manual dexterity through sculpting or metalworking would be helpful to the prospective dentist. Also, consider volunteering in any medical environment to gain a feel for medical work. Even if you volunteer at a local hospital, for example, you’ll be able to work around medical staff and discover firsthand how it feels to help people. Reading books and visiting Web sites about dentistry and the specialty of pediatric dentistry are other good ways to learn more about the field.

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