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What are the most lucrative options available for Dentist and what is the criteria to enter them?

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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Dentist have various options available to them. They
can join dental departments in hospitals, dental clinics and nursing homes
Forensic departments also need good dentists who are involved in identification of deceased persons through dental remains, bite mark analysis and examination of oral facial structures for determination of injury, possible malpractice or insurance fraud
Pharmaceuticals and other companies , which produce dental and oral care products require dentists for research and advisory work.
Those who are interested in teaching work can find job of professor or an associate professor with a required qualification in the dental colleges
They can work as dental consultant or Leninist to models and film artists
They can also start with their own private practice

To make a career in dentistry one needs to puruse a bachelor degree in dentistry. However to have better career prospects , an aspirant is always advised to go for a post graduate degree. There are various specializations which one can opt fir during post graduation like:-
Oral an maxillofacial pathology- The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical or other examination.
Endodontics- It includes the basic and clinical sciences including the biology of the normal pulp, diagnosis , prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp. One of the endodontists most frequently occurring task is treatment of root canal, the removal of damaged pulp from within the root canal of tooth and thus saving the teeth.
Periodontics- It is the study of diseases of gums and its effects and treatment
Pedodontics- Pediatric dentists are dedicated o 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.
Prosthodontics- Its a special branch of dentistry that concentrates all its skills and science that make mouth, teeth and face work right, feel right , look right and stay right.

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