Choosing Your Dental School
Why a dental school? If you are looking for one of the most lucrative and most satisfying career options out there, you need to look at dentistry as a profession, more than a doctor or a psychiatrist.
That is because the demand for well-trained dentists all around the world is growing more and more, as the population explodes exponentially. Dental institutions all over the country are making sure that the demand for dentists is properly met with, so that oral health programs and care for all the patients out there can be maintained.
99% of us out there need to get our teeth straightened out, fillings done, cavities cleaned out, buck teeth filed or cosmetically enhanced, because let's face it, our face is our fortune, and the reason why Greta Garbo did not laugh, was possibly because she did not want to show her teeth.
Dentists learn how to diagnose, treat, and then teach you how to prevent problems related to mouth, gums and teeth. They are also going to take care of straightening out your teeth, replacing them, preventing tooth decay, extracting your teeth, digging through your root canals and also repairing your damaged teeth so that you can smile yet once more at the world.
Dental schools are also going to give a budding dentist, extensive training upon how he can do surgery upon gums to prevent them from gingivitis. And if the patient's bones have decided to give way, just because there are too weak to support the teeth, they are going to get plenty of support with some professional help of your friendly neighborhood dentist.
Dentists are also going to be taught how to tell their patients what needs to be done and what is harmful for their teeth. Brushing and flossing, as well as the necessity of fluorides for keeping the teeth healthy are all part and parcel of what is going to be taught to you at a good dental school.
Now, one thing I must tell you about being a dentist. Dental surgery is definitely less messy than normal surgery, but if you get queasy at the sight of untreated gums, and mouth tissue problems, dentistry is definitely not the best career choice and option for you. You are also going to learn how to administer anesthetics, before you dive in to perform your skills upon the canals in the open mouth cavity.
Real good dental schools out there are going to teach the students how to use scalpels, forceps, mouth mirrors, brushes, probes, drills and even how to take x-rays. You are also going to learn everything about sterilization procedures to ward off infection.
Apart from becoming a full-fledged dentist, you would want to go into some other career options like dental administration, dental assistant, dental receptionist, and dental supplies administrator. Why not considering a dental hygienist school program?
Or perhaps you would want to branch out into various dental fields like becoming a periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, endodontist, or go in for pediatrics or pathology. You might also want to become a maxillofacial radiologist!
There are about 160,000 jobs in the USA alone for dental professionals, which can also include prosthodotists and maxillofacial surgeons.
Some dental schools may have specialized courses according to your requirements, so look at your field of interest and then look at your budget. Then go in for your choice.
There are also some dental schools out there which do not limit their social duties to just teaching. I know some schools, which have periodic free screenings for adults and children, which encourages people to come to their clinics and to their schools.
In this manner, not only are dental students going to get to be exposed to more patients, but the doctor-patient rapport is also going to be built up in this manner. In the same manner, many schools are also offering free coupons for dental cleanings, dental x-rays as well as dental examinations.
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