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Distance Learning: Becoming a Dentist


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Dr. Carol Hanes, MCG Schoo of Dentistry

Sponsor: Foothills AHEC

Session Description: Dr. Carol Hanes currently serves as an Associate Dean in Administration for the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) School of Dentistry. This program is designed for middle, high and college students interested in completing the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program at MCG. This program will provide students with information that will help them gain a better understanding of the steps involved in completing a DMD program, including admission requirements and requirements for licensure. Students will also learn about career options available to them upon completion of the DMD program.


Session Objectives:
Session participants will learn about:

  1. Career options available in dentistry
  2. Requirements for licensure as a dentist in GA
  3. Components of the DMD curriculum at the Medical College of GA
  4. Steps in the admissions process for the Medical College of GA School of Dentistry

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