Dentist/ Orthodontist

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.


Career Option

  • Job prospects for dentists are expected to be good. There are still areas of the country where patients need dental care but have little access to it. Job prospects will be especially good for dentists who are willing to work in these areas. In addition
  • many dentists are expected to retire in the next decade and replacement workers will be needed to fill those positions.

Top Colleges In India

  • AIIMS, DELHI Address: Lila Ram Market Near by South Extension part 2, Guneet Kashyap Marg Road, Block A, South Extension II, New Delhi, Delhi 110049 Phone: 098997 87975 http://www.aiims.edu/en.html
  • Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences Address: Mirdard Rd, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, LNJP Colony, Maulana Azad Medical College Campus, New Delhi, Delhi 110002 Phone: 011 2323 3925 http://maids.ac.in/

Courses to be pursued

  • • B.D.S. / M.D.S. • Fellowship in Aesthetic Dentistry • Fellowship in Cosmetic Dentistry

Working Condition

Some dentists own their own businesses and work alone or with a small staff. Other dentists have partners in their practice, and some work for more established dentists as associate dentists. Most dentists work full time. Some work evenings and weekends to meet their patients’ needs. The number of hours worked varies greatly among dentists.

Personal Skill

  • - Communication skills: Dentists must have excellent communication skills. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients
  • dental hygienists
  • dental assistants
  • and receptionists. - Detail oriented: Dentists must be detail oriented so that patients receive appropriate treatments and medications. They also must pay attention to the shape and color of teeth and to the space between them. For example
  • they may need to closely match a false tooth with a patient’s other teeth. - Dexterity: Dentists must be good at working with their hands. They work with tools in a limited area. - Leadership skills: Most dentists work in their own practice. This requires them to manage and lead a staff. - Organizational skills: Strong organizational skills
  • including the ability to keep accurate records of patient care
  • are critical in both medical and business settings. - Patience: Dentists may work for long periods of time with patients who need special attention. Children and patients with a fear of dental work may require a lot of patience. - Physical stamina: Dentists should be comfortable performing physical tasks
  • such as bending over patients for long periods. - Problem-solving skills: Dentists need strong problem-solving skills. They must evaluate patients’ symptoms and choose the appropriate treatments.

Educational Qualification

  • • Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream
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