Can I Become A Cosmetic Dentist?

Hi there, i’m a 17 year old student doing A levels..and believe it or not, i have always wanted to be dentist. Trouble is, though my GCSE’s qualify and i have alot of dental related work experience and hopefully* predicted A level grades, i am really struggling with getting the predicted A level grades. This means i may not be able to do dentistry at university. Well, i have 3 Plan B’s (which are starting to look like plan A’s) 1-get a degree in dental hygiene or therapy instead of dentistry 2-do an apprenticeship as a dental nurse 3-sit and sulk in a cave..But my true heart leads towards cosmetics. Is there any way i can become a cosmetic dentist if i opt for the hygiene and therapy degree rather than the dentistry degree?
In order to practice any cosmetic dentistry you need to be a qualified dentist first and foremost and cosmetic dentistry is even more challenging that regular general dental care due to the high demands of the end results required. So no matter what route you take you have to study and qualify as a dentist first. If you qualify as a dental hygienist you would still have to go back and study dentistry
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