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Become a smile specialist with a career in Dentistry

Team StoryWeavers|June 20, 2019|

While the IPL season had millions glued to the television, the board exam results surely took over the anxiety of the students. After months of preparation, practising multiple test papers, and last-minute revisions, the verdict is here. By now, many of you must have browsed through the internet debating on career options. In today’s post, we’ll talk in detail about dentistry and why it can be your best career choice.

Remember the first time you visited a doctor with a toothache? We all know that brushing and flossing twice a day is a must to prevent oral diseases. But did you know that the secret to maintain healthy teeth and gums is more than that? You also need to take proper care of teeth, maintaining healthy gums and preventing cavities. All of these and many other things are taken care of by a dentist.

With sought after careers like cosmetology and periodontics (involves gums care) among other options, dentistry is in high demand, creating opportunities and challenges.

How to get into this field?

Here is a step-wise guidance to help you prepare well for a career in dentistry.

Top dental colleges in India

To be the best in this profession, you must meet all the requirements and get into the top colleges. India is a hub to some of the best dental colleges in the world.

Here’s a list of some of the best dental colleges in India and abroad:

INDIA

OVERSEAS
  • Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
  • Government Dental College, Mumbai
  • Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George’s, Lucknow
  • SRM Dental College, Chennai
  • Faculty of Dental Science, BHU, Varanasi
  • Government Dental College, Nagpur
  • Government Dental College, Ahmedabad
  • Howard University
  • Harvard University, Cambridge MA
  • University of Hong Kong  
  • Loma Linda University
  • University Of California – Los Angeles
  • Medical College Of Georgia GA
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • The Ohio State University

Career Opportunities:

A degree in dentistry can land you a job in various fields. You can opt for the role of a Short Service Commissioned Officers in defence services (Army, Navy and Air Force). You can also pursue MBA in Hospital Management or be a member of several research centers. With an increase in the number of oral care products in the market, you can join government or private sectors. One of the lucrative career options after BDS is to set up your own practice.

Pro Tips:

The first step is to perform well in your 12th board exams. BYJU’S – The Learning App has programs that will help you prepare for your boards and competitive exams like NEET. With adaptive, engaging videos, sample test papers and personalised feedback, BYJU’S’ visual learning methods will give you the necessary boost to do your best.

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About the Author


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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at storyweavers@byjus.com if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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