Dentistry

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular joint and other supporting, muscular, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, and anatomical structures.

Dentistry is often also understood to subsume the now largely defunct medical specialty of stomatology (the study of the mouth and its disorders and diseases) for which reason the two terms are used interchangeably in certain regions.[where?]

Dental treatments are carried out by a dental team, which often consists of a dentist and dental auxiliaries (dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, as well as dental therapists). Most dentists either work in private practices (primary care), dental hospitals or (secondary care) institutions (prisons, armed forces bases, etc.).

The history of dentistry is almost as ancient as the history of humanity and civilization with the earliest evidence dating from 7000 BC. Remains from the early Harappan periods of the Indus Valley Civilization (c.‚ÄČ3300 BC) show evidence of teeth having been drilled dating back 9,000 years. It is thought that dental surgery was the first specialization from medicine.

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Scholarships for Dentistry Majors

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

Varies
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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

Up to $18,000 January 15, 2024 See Details
 

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

award

Up to $18,000

deadline

January 15, 2024
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Brave of Heart Scholarship

New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation

Up to $50,000 October 05, 2023 See Details
 

Brave of Heart Scholarship

New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation

award

Up to $50,000

deadline

October 05, 2023
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Beaver College of Health Sciences Scholarship

Appalachian State University

$10,000 November 15, 2023 See Details
 

Beaver College of Health Sciences Scholarship

Appalachian State University

award

$10,000

deadline

November 15, 2023
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Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

award

$6,000

deadline

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Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Partners in Healthcare

Binghamton University - State University of New York

$5,250 Varies See Details
 

Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Partners in Healthcare

Binghamton University - State University of New York

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$5,250

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Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Binghamton University/SUNY Alumni

Binghamton University - State University of New York

$5,250 Varies See Details
 

Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Binghamton University/SUNY Alumni

Binghamton University - State University of New York

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$5,250

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Mat-Su Health Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Mat-Su Health Foundation

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Mat-Su Health Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Mat-Su Health Foundation

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Up to $5,000

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UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program

UNCF, Inc

Up to $5,000 November 06, 2023 See Details
 

UNCF Healthcare Workforce Diversity Program

UNCF, Inc

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

November 06, 2023
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WGU Sentara Scholarship

Western Governors University

Up to $4,000 June 30, 2024 See Details
 

WGU Sentara Scholarship

Western Governors University

award

Up to $4,000

deadline

June 30, 2024
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