Do I need to take Physics if i have Calculus & Vectors? I am planning to become a dentist.I really need 2 know
I am planning to go to a really good university in Toronto, I am not sure if i need physics in high school right now to become a dentist.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You should take General Physics, because a few dental schools & some colleges have Physics pre-requisites, either for admission or for basic sciences, like Physiology & BioChemistry.
Math & Science are very important for admission to Dentistry programs. To get into a competitive Dentistry program you need High grades (~3.7 & up) in basic sciences in College, like Physiology & BioChemistry, and a High score on the DAT (Dental Aptitude Test). The requirements for an average DDS program (such as from the University of Toronto) include a course in biochemistry, in physiology, 2 courses in the Life Sciences (anatomy, biology, genetics, etc.), and an additional course in either the Humanities (art, music, history, etc.) or the Social Sciences (sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc.). While the Dental School doesn't list a math or physics course, math, chemistry and physics are pre-requisites to many of the courses listed, and those grades are considered in your science-GPA.
You can view Dental school requirements at their web-sites:
. (all Dental Schools require 2+ years College 1st, so check college requirements also)
. (a search for Dental School Web Sites in Canada, by Province or Specialty)