Is Dentistry a good Career option?

Career in Dentistry

I am very curious about a Career in Dentistry. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Dentistry, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Dentistry. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Dentistry, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170219-0001/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/hindi 

Gaurav Singh’s outlook!

With 4 years of professional experience, Gaurav Singh understands Dentistry. Gaurav Singh has worked in Dentistry as Dentist in Dental Square, Delhi. In Gaurav Singh’s own words, this is how Gaurav Singh got into Dentistry: “I generated my interest in Dentistry when my front tooth broke in 2002, as I got fascinated with the dentist. I have done my BDS from Subharti University, Meerut. After that I started my own dental clinic named as Dental Square in 2013.”

Career Video on Dentistry

In a video, Gaurav Singh has talked about various aspects of a Career in Dentistry. Gaurav Singh started by explaining Dentistry as: “Dentistry is an art and science. It is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area.” The video gave me so much food for thought.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Dentistry, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Dentistry. Gaurav Singh touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Dental Procedures
  • Dental Diseases
  • Emergency Management
  • Psychology
  • Recent Developments

Gaurav Singh then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Dentistry:

  • Diagnosis
  • Communication
  • Business Acumen
  • Artistic Aptitude
  • Patience

Gaurav Singh believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Dentistry:

  • Helping Others
  • Monetary Potential
  • Autonomy
  • Variety
  • Demand

And, Gaurav Singh believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Dentistry:

  • Competition
  • High Dependency
  • Long Education Period
  • Long Gestation Period
  • Bad Oral Health

In the final section of the video Gaurav Singh talks about How a day goes in a Career in Dentistry. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Dentistry, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170219-0001 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170613-0001/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/spanish
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161121-0001/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Pediatric-Dentistry/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170613-0004/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/hindi
  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170202-0001/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english
  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180122-0004/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170928-0008/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180108-0006/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/hindi
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180315-0001/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171218-0008/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english
  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180930-0001/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english
  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190110-0001/Science/Medicine – Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Dentistry, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 – while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: https://www.lifepage.in 

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