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

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Up to $30,000

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Brave of Heart Scholarship

New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation

Up to $50,000 October 05, 2022 See Details
 

Brave of Heart Scholarship

New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation

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Up to $50,000

deadline

October 05, 2022
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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

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$6,000

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National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

National Hispanic Health Foundation

Up to $5,000 September 23, 2022 See Details
 

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

National Hispanic Health Foundation

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Up to $5,000

deadline

September 23, 2022
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Military Spouse Scholarship

Western Governors University

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

Military Spouse Scholarship

Western Governors University

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Up to $4,000

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Stafford Scholarship - Dickinson College

Dickinson College

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Stafford Scholarship - Dickinson College

Dickinson College

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$3,000

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American Indian Medical Scholarship Award

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA)

$3,000 December 01, 2022 See Details
 

American Indian Medical Scholarship Award

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA)

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$3,000

deadline

December 01, 2022
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Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

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$2,500

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ADA Endowment and Assistance Fund, Inc. Dental Student Scholarship

University of Missouri, Kansas City - School of Dentistry

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

ADA Endowment and Assistance Fund, Inc. Dental Student Scholarship

University of Missouri, Kansas City - School of Dentistry

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$2,500

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Rogue Valley Physician's Service Endowed Scholarship

Southern Oregon University

$2,120 Varies See Details
 

Rogue Valley Physician's Service Endowed Scholarship

Southern Oregon University

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$2,120

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