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Dentistry Courses

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Why is Dentistry Important?

Oral health is a vital part of healthcare. Dentistry is the branch of medicine that examines and treats not just the teeth, but the oral cavity and other aspects of the craniofacial complex. Dental care and dental hygiene is a huge part of overall wellbeing and a section of public health, with oral diseases often a precursor to more severe health concerns. While the public thinks of dental procedures as concerning the teeth - think root canals, teeth whitening, or removing wisdom teeth - dentistry extends far beyond this limited scope. Dentists consult on cases of oral cancer, perform restorative dentistry such as oral and maxillofacial surgeries and provide comprehensive support for overall dental health.

Learn About Dentistry

Dental education is an essential step in determining if this is your life calling. Whether you're interested in the realm of dentistry for personal or professional reasons, has all the resources you'll need to get started. Classes are designed, built, and delivered by experts and leaders in the field. You'll learn what you need to know without ever having to leave your home, and many of the classes are eligible for official certification.

Dentistry Courses and Certificates

The University of Hong Kong offers a course that goes over dental implants, Implant Dentistry, teaching you the comprehensive spectrum of the practice. Students will learn theories and apply their new knowledge to the cases of five real-life dental implant patients. The University of Montreal offers a broader course on Clinical Reasoning that covers a variety of disciplines, including dentistry. You'll learn how to apply your knowledge, expertise, and critical thinking skills to cases in the dentistry field, among others. If you're looking for practical applications of dentistry, The University of Michigan offers a course on Injury Prevention in Children and Teens. You'll learn about the different evidence-based practices that can keep children and teens healthy and thriving, including aspects of dental health.

Explore Dentistry with edX

Different dental specialties, from endodontics to cosmetic dentistry, can all play a part in our overall health and wellbeing. You can explore dentistry without having to go to dental school by participating in some of's courses. If you're a dental hygienist, this type of continuing education could help you provide more valuable support to your patients. If you're considering a new dental treatment as a patient, your knowledge enables you to advocate better for yourself. Your experience could make an impact on your oral health care or that of others, and can guide you.