Dentistry is devoted to maintaining oral health. Dentists are trained to treat all patients, adults and children, in many different treatment facilities and settings. Dental school graduates can opt for additional training, either in general practice dentistry or in one of the nine recognized advanced dental education specialties:
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
- Oral Pathology
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Public Health Dentistry
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Pharmacists dispense medications prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and monitor patient health. They advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions, and side effects of medications. Pharmacists must understand the use; clinical effects; and composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties. Pharmacists are the medication experts.
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Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. Doctors of Optometry prescribe medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, spectacle lenses, contact lenses, and perform certain surgical procedures.
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If you are a “people person” interested in empowering people of all ages who suffer some degree of disability (e.g. congenital, emotional, post-traumatic, or post-surgical), occupational therapy might be a good fit for you.
As a professional in this applied science, you will teach people skills to enable them to perform the tasks of everyday living. The skills you teach may be as simple as eating or getting dressed, or more complex, like learning to drive a hand operated car, operating a computer with modified control switches, or developing new job skills. Occupational therapists work in clinical practice, administration, education, research, or in private practice.
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