A Career in Dental Sciences

Dentistry is a demanding profession today. People visit a dentist for various reasons, some may go for treatment of teeths, gums or any form of cavity, while some go for beauty related treatment, say shaping up of teeths to have a perfect smile. Basically a dentist offers treatment solution to problems related to teeths. Modern dental treatments are very improved done with the help of a computer and Magnetic resonance image. Dentists have to perform a different number of works like removal, correction and replacement of decayed teeth . Because of the introduction of some new fields like oral pathology, periodontics, orthodontics the chances of employment get increased in dentistry

Oral health is associated with our overall health system. Research predicts a strong link between a poor oral condition with many heart deseases. Sedentary lifestyle gives birth to many deseases, so dental problems are mostly occurring among people. So to keep one’s teeth healthy and fit, people often go for dental check ups today. This profession has flexible timing unlike other medical profession. The minimum eligibility to apply for dentistry is10+2 level with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with minimum 50% marks. Aspirants have to qualify numerous entrance tests to get an entry to the field. Some institutes conduct their own entrance test. The all India PMT/PDT is a common entrance exam for both the MBBS and BDS programme. The approximate course fees that an MDS degree will cost can be from Rs 1 to Rs 3 lakhs per annum. Private institutions will charge much higher amounts naturally. Scholarships based on merit are given to students in dentistry. The Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) degree programme is a five-year course, four years study and an one year of internship programme. The Dental Council of India registers qualified candidates to practice dentistry. Master degree programme is also offered in dentistry. Even aspirants can go for various certificate and diploma courses in the field.Continuous education is required in dentistry in order to be highly successful in the field.

Companies who are into the production of oral care products like toothpaste, mouth freshner and gum care products recruit dentist professionals. Majority of them seek employment in dental departments, in hospitals, nursing homes, dental clinics and health departments. One can take up teaching also in any dental college in India. Other than that qualified dentist can open their own clinics in order to work with freedom. Government hospitals will offer around 6000 initially to fresh candidates. Dental surgeons can earn superbly good from 30,000 to nearly 1,00000 on a per month basis. So this is a rising medical profession with flexible schedules which has increased its popularity among medical aspirants. The list of institutes to pursue this programme- SRM University Tamil Nadu Tamilnadu Government Dental College Sharda University Greater Noida, Delhi The Deccan College of Medical Sciences Andhra Pradesh Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) New Delhi Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) Ludhiana, Punjab The Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal, Azad Institute Of Pharmacy And Research Uttar Pradesh