As a dentist, you will be working at preventing and treating problems or diseases affecting the mouth and teeth.
A dentist will be working on diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth and gums, and maintenance of oral hygiene and comprehensive oral health. He/she may also perform cosmetic dentistry to improve dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
Studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the +2 level and securing a minimum score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for admission into Medical courses.
The common course offered at the UG level in this area is BDS. Duration of the course will be 5 year which includes 4 years of study followed by one year of internship.
After completing BDS, you can go for an MDS.The duration of MDS is generally three years.
There is a provision to complete the M.D.S. Course in two years for candidates who have passed Post Graduate Diploma courses recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
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Dentists need to communicate effectively in order to ensure effective treatment for the clients.
To complete treatments, dentists need to carefully pay attention to what they are doing. They will need to be able to focus on smaller details of patients’ teeth or gums. Lack of attention to small details might end up in patients not getting the right treatment. Or it may even harm the patients.
They may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.
Dental surgeons will have to work very precisely and sometimes with sharp tools, and mistakes can have serious consequences.