Dentists can be general or specialise in orthodontics, restorative or children's dentistry. Personal skills such as empathy, respect and problem solving are traits of successful dentists. Degrees in dentistry take up to five years, and many graduates may embark on a specialism once qualified. Dentistry requires hard work, professionalism, dedication and a high level of responsibility early on. Courses will provide clinical practice and patient care training, education and research in dental and oral diseases and disorders. Entry typically requires 5 GCSEs and 3 A-levels including two sciences, chemistry and biology. Work shadowing will also demonstrate your commitment.