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Dentist/ Orthodontist

A Dentist is a surgeon who is an expert in dentistry i.e. the study, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity and primarily associated with teeth.

Career Options

  • - Dental Public Health - Endodontics
  • - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Pediatric Dentistry - Periodontics - Prosthodontics

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Monitoring and evaluating patient’s oral health through regular check-ups - Filling in dental records - Good Manual Dexterity - Ability to use specialist equipment - Good motivational abilities - A high level of commitment to the job

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) - Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) - M.P.T. (Ortho-Physiotherapy) - M.S. (Orthopaedics) - M.Sc (Orthopedics) - Ph.D. (Orthopaedics)

Top Colleges

  • Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital Address: 114, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Sealdah, Entally, Kolkata, West Bengal 700014 Phone: 033 2265 5771 Website:
  • King George's Medical University Address: Shah Mina Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003 Phone: 0522 225 7452 Website:

Working Conditions

Several Dentists are solo-practitioners who run their own businesses and clinics. They work alone or with a staff of few members and many dentists work under other dentists as well. Dentists usually work for 4-5 days a week and some work in the morning or in the evening just to meet their patient’s need. The number of hours worked varies in this profession because few work full-time and others work between 35 and 40 hours a week.

Top Companies

  • Apollo White Dental Address: Loyal Towers, 4th Floor, East Wing - MNO Complex, Greams Road, Chennai - 600 006 Phone: 044 - 2829 1011 Website:
  • Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital Address: 30 K.B Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai -600018, Tamil Nadu, India Phone: +91 98410 07934 Website:

Successful Persons

Dr. Agravat

Dr. Agravat is the founder of Agravat Dental Implant Center in Ahmedabad, India who offers the best quality dental check-ups and oral treatment in the country. They also provide some high-end dental treatments to safeguard the teeth and gums. The other services they offer include are Dental implants, Crown and Bridge, Smile Makeover by Limitatations etc.

Dr. Hubert Gomes

Dr. Hubert Gomes is one of the well known dentists in the country who has been in the dental practice from a long time. His laboratory is equipped with features like in-house Dental Ceramic Lab, a carl Zeiss clinical 25x microscope and latest digital Panoramic x-ray system etc. These type of equipment are hard to find in Indai and makes it a leading dental facility in the country.

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