Preferred Skills for a successful career in Dentistry :
- Interest in science, with focus on the science of oral health,
- Perfect eyesight, good manual dexterity and a steady hand,
- Ability and Patience to concentrate for long duration
- Ability to use specialist equipment.
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"Dentistry is the branch of medicine that is involved in 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.
Dentistry is widely considered important for overall health. Dental treatment is carried out by the dental team, which often consists of a dentist and dental auxiliaries (dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental therapists).
- BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery (4 Years )
- MDS - Master of Dental Surgery (3 Years )
Students who wish to opt for higher studies after their post-graduation can choose a doctoral or post-doctoral research in any stream of specialisation in dental sciences study.
Students who have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology as their subjects are eligible.
Students should have done their Under Graduation course and should have successfully completed the resident internship programs.
NEET is the national level examination for admission to MBBS & BDS courses. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the conducting authority which organizes the NEET examination every year in various cities across the country.
NEET-PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses as per Section (10) of Indian Medical Council Act 1956. NEET-PG is a single window entrance examination for PG courses conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi.
Master of Dental Surgery in Community Dentistry is a program that offers education in dental science, diseases in dental area its cause and effect its cure and prevention, an extension of the same when done in public health centres is called community dentistry.
Dental surgery is the practice of multiple number of medical procedures that involve artificially modifying dentition, or surgery of the teeth and jaw bones. Some of the most common dental surgery procedures are Endodontic (surgery involving the pulp or root of the tooth), Prosthodontics (dental prosthetics), Orthodontic treatment, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dentists also advocate professional care practice. Regular tooth cleaning by a dental professional is recommended to remove tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas of the mouth that are difficult to clean. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during the treatment of many different dental/oral disorders or due to recent surgical procedures such as dental implants.
Students pursuing this program specialise in Oral Medicine & Radiology, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Public Health Dentistry, Periodontology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Oral Pathology & Microbiology.
This is one of the most sought after and demanded medical professions and offers innumerable opportunities for graduate and post graduate students in both the government and private sector health care units, public health centres, specialty hospitals and also provides umpteen opportunity for private practice.
A fresher dentist can earn in the salary range of INR 1.20 lakhs to INR 3.00 lakhs.
A PG holder can start earning in the range of INR 2.00 lakhs to INR 12.00 lakhs per annum.
**The salaries may vary based on different criteria and the above mentioned range is just an indication..