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With what educational qualifications can I become a Dentist?

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RE: With what educational qualifications can I become a Dentist?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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With modern lifestyle, dental problems are becoming common among all sections of the society. Additionally , improper dental care also creates problems like early tooth falling, tooth decay , enamel loss etc. All these problems require proper suggestions of dentist to keep teeth healthy and fit for a long time. Being a branch of medical science, dentistry deals with maintaining good oral hygiene and a better set of teeth. As the concepts of oral hygiene and other health implications are catching up this branch is coming of the age. So dentists these days are assuming very important role in the whole health care system. Dentists help in preventing and treating diseases related to the oral cavity including the floor of the oral cavity, the roof of the mouth, teeth, gums, tongue etc. He can actually fashion or craft our teeth in such away that we can get that dimpled or gummy smile so in away he can be an artist also. surgical , medical and other forms of treatment too are a part of dentistry as they are with other medical branches. Dentistry also includes cosmetology, in which corrective treatment is done i.e stained, cracked o broken teeth can be restored to their original form. To puruse a career as dentist one needs to have bachelor and master degree in dentistry. The admission to bachelor course is on the basis of all India medical entrance examination.

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