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As a Dentist, what is the scope and relevancy of doing masters?

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Post doctoral dental study gives dental professionals , the opportunity to work towards specialization in the field of dentistry. The areas of postdoctoral study include Periodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics and Oral Surgery Etc. The following are the specialties in this field:-
Orthodontics- An orthodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis , prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
Oral Surgery- Oral surgeons are responsible for diagnosing and treating oral disease, in particular benign and malignant tumors of the ajws, head and neck. They also perform surgeries to aid in the treatment of sleep disorders.
Prosthodontics-Its a special branch of dentistry that concentrates all its skills and science that make mouth and face work right, look right and stay right
Pedodontics- Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years, They care for a child's teeth, gums and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Periodontics- It is the study of diseases of gums and its effects and treatment
Endodontics- It includes the basic and clinical sciences including the biology of the normal pulp, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries if the pulp. One of the endodontists' most frequently occurring task is treatment of the root canal, the removal of damaged pulp from within the root canal of a tooth and thus saving the teeth.
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology-The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiogarphic, microscopic, biochemical or other examinations.

After acquiring a post graduate degree one can find employment in :-

Dental departments in hospitals, dental clinics and nursing homes
Forensic departments also hire good dentists who are involved in identification of deceased person through dental remains, bite mark analysis and examination of oral facial structures for determination of injury, possible malpractice or insurance fraud.
Those who are interested in teaching work can find job of a professor or an associate professor in dental colleges

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