Before applying to dental school, you must determine whether it is the right career choice for you, what the educational and training requirements are and what opportunities a dental degree can offer you beyond the scope of general practice.
Dentistry is an artistic as well as scientific profession. Dentists must have an artist's aesthetic sense, an eye for detail and the manual dexterity to perform precise procedures in a small area. Dentists must also be good communicators who can interact well with a diverse group of people. It's important to recognize whether you have any of the above skills before considering a career in dentistry.