Dentistry is the study of Dental Art to protect, restore, cure and create the facial aesthetics in coordination with the technicality to enable the blessing of life to live in affluence. The restoration the oral health and transform the lives of their patients is the prime and elementary purpose...
Whether it is providing preventative care, delivering dental restorative procedures, eliminating pain or correcting dento-facial esthetics, often in a single visit the dentist can experience the satisfaction, privilege and joy of positively transforming a patient’s life by restoring oral health.
The aspirants become independent in their careers, dentists have the opportunity to own their own businesses right after dental school. This gives them a lot of independence and allows them to set their own business and career goals.
The dentist earn a good salary, in 2018, the average net income for a general practitioner in private practice was $190,440 and $330,180 for dental specialists, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute 2019 Survey of Dental Practice. Incomes vary across the country and depend on the type of practice.
As a career option while 80% of dental school graduates go into private practice in general dentistry, the profession offers a wide range of clinical, research and academic opportunities to both new graduates and dentists at any stage of their careers.
One may maintain a flexible lifestyle because there are a number of different career and practice options in dentistry, practitioners can choose what kind of lifestyle they will lead and often what hours and days they will work.
In addition to clinical practice, the dentist can also contribute significantly to the future direction of oral health care by engaging in dental education and research. Dental educators have the ability to shape the dental school curriculum and the professional role of the dentist by establishing themselves as faculty members in dental education. As a dental researcher, the dentist uses the most advanced technological tools and applies cutting edge scientific findings to advance the profession forward by discovering new oral health phenomenon or seeking a resolution to a myriad of oral health issues.
Dentists are highly regarded by the communities they serve for their contributions to the general health of the public as well as their drive to improve the lives of those around them.
Dentistry is often referred to as an art. It requires mastery and technique unique to the profession. Dentistry is largely based on maintaining proper oral health, but is also an aesthetically focused practice. A large part of dentistry involves restoring teeth and making a smile beautiful, one that the patient is happy to show to others.
Although the dentist is often portrayed as the “lone practitioner,” in actuality, dentistry is a team-oriented profession. Whether it is the dental team (dental hygienist, assistant and lab technician) working together with the patient to ensure the restoration and maintenance of oral health, or the dentist’s role on an inter-professional team, working with other health professionals to improve overall health, the dentist receives much satisfaction as a primary team player.
With an annual income well above the national norm, combined with a flexible work schedule, the dentist is allowed the privilege and ability to provide oral health care to those communities and populations that desperately lack access and affordability.
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