Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 10 months ago

Is the dentist degree considered a STEM degree ?

9 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but a far wider range of academic disciplines fall under this description. Here’s a list of some of the other STEM courses you could study:

    Aerospace engineering




    Chemical engineering


    Civil engineering

    Computer science

    Electrical engineering


    Mechanical engineering




    So, Dentist Degree is not considered as Stem degree. 

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math... I don't think dentistry fits in any of those categories.

  • 10 months ago

    No. DDS is a professional graduate degree, not STEM. Health professionals with degrees such as MD, DDS, PharmD, etc, are not eligible for visas since these professions are not in short supply. In fact, there are not enough hospital residency positions for all the Americans earning MDs from US med schools. The majority of pharmacy jobs now are part-time due to the high numbers of pharmacists. Etc. 

    Even a foreign-trained graduate who legally immigrates with a green card AND passes US licensing exams (very high failure rates for foreign grads) is not very likely to find a job in US unless they go to remote location with some shortage.

    If you are looking to work abroad, forget it. Healthcare professions have been attracting very high numbers of people over the past decade or two, in hopes of future employment as the worldwide labor glut surges. India is critically short of healthcare professionals, but it's one of the relatively few countries now with such a dire shortage.

    [The wording of your Q makes it look like you want employment visa to work abroad, such as in US. Forget it, if this is your intent.]

  • MS
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    A dental degree is a graduate professional degree.  It is not really considered a STEM field because it is such a specialized discipline.  It would be more likely considered a "health profession" field instead.  It certainly has a focus on science, but there is so much more that goes into a dental degree besides that. 

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  • 10 months ago


    The Department of Education and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will add dentistry as a STEM degree if they feel there is no impingement on the dentists that are American citizens.

    College and university degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are considered STEM degrees, and they are in high demand across many industries.

  • 10 months ago

    It’s a graduate degree, STEM isn’t a consideration at that point

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Yes is the short answer.

  • Stoo
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Why would you care?

    Do what you want to do.

    And dentristry is a profesional degree you do after an undergrad where you hopefully learn that STEM/non-STEM isn't a concern. 

  • 10 months ago

    In my opinion, not really.

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