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Dental Science: Career Options For Dentists

Dental science is always in a state of flux. As a result of new technologies, science has advanced to a new level of development. “What is so important about treating mouth diseases in such a constrained space that it necessitates so many studies?” is a frequently asked question. To understand this, we must look beyond the fact that dentistry is about more than just disease treatment and includes a much broader range of services.

Modern dentistry involves complex orofacial structures such as the jaw joint, as well as the oral and surrounding muscles. It has evolved into a multi-speciality faculty that deals with complex issues such as cleft palate and lips. The scope now includes aesthetic dentistry, which has a wide range of applications. Each branch of dentistry is a speciality in and of itself, with numerous options. A variety of dental, allied sciences are currently in operation, with a large number of professionals involved. Thus, dentistry has limitless possibilities in the new era.

What Will I Study For A Dental Degree?

What are the Career Options after BDS?

Dentistry is a difficult qualification that requires the development and demonstration of expert knowledge, from terminology to procedures.The curriculum at dental school will differ depending on the institution, but there are some key similarities.

The curriculum is divided into two distinct components in general. You’ll start by learning the fundamentals and scientific foundations of dentistry. Typically, this takes the first two years of your programme. You will focus on:

  • Dental and oral health
  • Clinical practice
  • Clinical skills
  • Dental disease
  • Treatment theory
  • Dental experience simulations
  • Social and environmental scope of practice
  • Interaction with industry experts

In years three, four, and five, you’ll move into more hands-on and practical learning after you’ve established a solid foundation. The emphasis shifts to professional knowledge and skill application. You will participate in the following activities:

  • Patient demonstrations
  • Clinical procedures
  • Clinical activity
  • Patient treatment
  • Specialist care, such as orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery and oral surgery

After completing your degree and training, you may wish to pursue postgraduate dental studies in order to specialise in a specific area. Dental specialisations include the following:

  • Orthodontists: Orthodontists correct irregularities in tooth alignment by placing dental devices such as braces and retainers in patients’ mouths. They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ‘bad bites’ caused by crowded, missing, or excess teeth.
  • Paediatric dentists: Also known as pedodontists treat dental problems in infants and children up to the age of adolescence. Paediatric dentists receive additional training in child psychology, which allows them to communicate more effectively with their young patients.
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: These doctors perform dental procedures on the jaw, mouth, and face. They are facial reconstructive surgeons and implant dentists who treat patients who have suffered facial injuries
  • Oral surgeons: Oral surgeons perform dental surgeries on patients to correct facial deformities. They also perform difficult extractions and correct abnormal gum and jaw growth. They also treat tumours, cysts, and other growths in patients’ mouths and jaws.
  • Periodontist: Periodontists are dentists who specialise in diagnosing and treating diseases of the jaws, gums, and supporting tissues surrounding the teeth. They also perform cosmetic surgeries to realign teeth, jaws, and gums.

 

There are a variety of other specialisations available, and you may discover specific areas of interest during your studies. This may occur when you begin, the more practical aspects of your degree and have the opportunity to treat patients.

Career Options For Dentists

There are numerous career paths available in dentistry. Other rewarding dentist job opportunities besides private practice include teaching, research, and working in government hospitals or dental corporations. Here are some of the best careers for dentists:

  • Private practice: Most dentists establish a private clinic on their own or in collaboration with other dentists. Before opening a new dental clinic, consider factors such as location, the economic potential of the surrounding area, and the necessary licences and permits to practise in the area.
  • Hospital dentistry: Both private and public hospitals have outpatient dental departments. You can also work as an in-house dentist in a hospital and treat patients.
  • Academic dentistry: As an academic dentist, you will have the opportunity to teach and train dental graduates in a dental college or university. Academic dentistry is a career that combines research, education, patient care, and community service.
  • Public health dentistry: Rather than practising dentistry, this career involves developing dental policies for the entire community. In this role, you collaborate with other health professionals to develop dental health policies and raise public awareness of oral health.
  • Research: A career in research dentistry allows you to work on cutting-edge technology to develop new dental products that benefit patient care. Large dental corporations hire skilled dentists to lead their research departments, and such positions may necessitate additional training.

Average Salary Of A Dentist

A dentist’s starting salary is typically between 20,000 and 30,000 dollars per month. After a few years of practice, you can expect a significant increase in pay as you gain experience and more patients. As the dentist gains additional specialisations and advanced skills, his or her income rise. Depending on the size of the practice and location, successful and well-established dentists can earn a six-figure monthly salary.

Hopefully, you now have a better idea of what studying dentistry entails and what to expect. You might also be interested in our guide to matching your personality to a study and career path, our exploration of professional degrees, and preparing for your studies by learning about the career services available at universities. If you’re certain you want to study dentistry, look through our course panel to find your ideal programme. Visit RajaRajeswari Dental College and Hospital today to reserve your admission seat.

Prosthodontists Day 2021

The Department of Prosthodontics of RajaRajeswari dental college, Bangalore, observed the “Prosthodontist Day, with immense enthusiasm.

A cultural and art fest called “ProsthARTics’21” was conducted on 20th January as a part of Prosthodontist day, for the students, including undergraduates, postgraduates, and faculties for all the departments in Rajarajeswari dental college and hospital.

A series of events were conducted for the awareness and entertainment purposes like Carve off spee (soap carving) ,Byte to bite (teeth arrangement),Dent- ART-ist (dental art) .

On prosthodontist’s day, Welcome address was given by our Head of the Department Dr. Gautam Shetty, and Programme was inaugurated by our beloved Dean, Dr Edwin Devdoss,  our beloved Principal, Dr Rajkumar Alle,Professor and Head, Dr Gautam Shetty  and other staff members of the department.

All the works of the participants of different events were arranged for exhibition. Mouth masks with the printed logo of proud to be a Prosthodontist was distributed. Wordless expressions that are Face 4painting and Pot Pourri which had fun games like heads up, Pictionary, blind fold, riddles, quiz was conducted for the participant which attracted a huge audience. A flashmob by the postgraduate students was a huge attraction. There were also entertainments like singing and music.  All the events were judged and the prizes were distributed during the valedictory function.

The valedictory function was presided by Dr. Edwin Devadoss, Dean(RRDCH); Dr.Rajkumar Alle, Principal (RRDCH),DR. Gautam Shetty ( Head of the department of Prosthodontics). The event ended with a warm vote of thanks to one and all who made it all a huge success.

On Prosthodontist day celebration 22-01-2020, the day began with patient awareness and education in the Sri Chamarajendra park (cubbon park), Bangalore.

This was followed by skits, play, singing and dance performance by various colleges of Bangalore. A flashmob dance was performed by the post graduate students of department of prosthodontics of our college too. The event was a huge success.

Mental Health And Oral Health – Is There A Connect?

Well, stress is known to affect physical and mental health both but people are not aware around the connect of mental health with oral health too. People with stress conditions like bio-polar disorders and chronic depression often tend to ignore oral health issues at times. This leads to deterioration of oral health and on an average compared to general people, people with mental health issues are over three times more likely to lose teeth. Not many know that high stress levels could raise the cortisol hormone levels leading to periodontal disease conditions. Here are some of the reasons why mental illness leads to oral health issues as well.

Mental Health And Oral Health

Eating Habits – Eating disorder like bulimia could result in erosion of teeth due to acidity spike and vomiting. Also, there is a loss of calcium which in turn leads to deterioration of dental health.

Anxiety – Many people with mental health issues could also suffer from dental phobia and hence avoid dental visits.

Ignoring – Many people do not give importance to or pay attention to dental health issues including people with mental health issues.

Hygiene – Improper dental hygiene also leads to oral health issues as people do not tend to brush their teeth and take care of their dental health properly.

Medicines – Many times mental health medications do have side effects that cause oral health issues like dry mouth and more.

So, yes there is a connect between mental health and dental health in a way and if you live a healthy lifestyle and follow your oral hygiene routines properly even if you have a mental health condition you can manage dental health issues properly. Not to miss out, this does include staying away from harmful addictions like excess tobacco intake, smoking as well as do much of drinking and drug use.

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Smile Without Sacrificing – An Overview

In the times when selfies are one of the most popular ways of clicking pictures and have slowly creeped in our culture, a good smile becomes one of the prerequisites for clicking a good one. If you have a smile that shows off your bright white shining teeth, that’s it. You feel like the selfie king or queen by far.

But, this is not the story of your teeth always. Flip to reality and dull and yellowish teeth is not a new, rather a major oral issue. Though there is a solution for it viz teeth whitening but then again this could blow quite a big hole in your pocket.

Smile Without Sacrificing

Well, if you think, getting a that sparkling smile or the ‘ting’ smiles needs you to sacrifice your morning latte or your favorite glass of wine, you’re not right. Here are few tips in keeping your smile intact –

Floss daily – While we do brush, most of us do not floss. That leads to food getting stuck up in the teeth and bacteria breeding too. Flossing on a daily basis keeps bacteria at bay and protects your teeth from decay and bad breadth.

Brush Properly – Not a bad idea to look at an online demo of brushing teeth properly. Many if not most of us do not brush our teeth properly. The brushes that wither in not time are a proof of the how mercilessly it has been used on your teeth.

Dental Visits – Visit your dentist atleast once a year, twice better. Regular cleaning of your teeth can help you protect you from periodontal diseases.

Eat healthy – Eating healthy is also important for healthy teeth and ultimately a healthy smile. So eat calcium rich and lean protein packed foods to keep your teeth healthy.

Exercise – Yes, mouth exercise does impact your smile and help in improvement of the same as per dentists. So include a few smile exercises also in your daily regime and smile your way to sparkles.

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Why Eating Right Does Matter – Even To Your Teeth

Well if you have been thinking is eating right is all about weight and heart then read on to find out how eating right is related to your teeth health as well. Nutrition apparently plays a significant role in dental health. People who lack nutritious food get dental health conditions faster than those who indulge in health eating.

good food for teeth

Eating two or three meals a day does not harm much as eating in between meals does. So if you have the urge to snacking try doing it smartly. The frequency of eating in between snacking determines the health of your teeth. So if you are eating frequently in between meals slow down and stick to fruits that do not cause harm like candy, rather go for nutritious foods like fruits and yogurt. If you have the habit of snacking frequently a good idea is to brush your teeth after snacking too. Foods that are good for oral health include the following –

Vitamin C rich foods – Vitamin C is good for gum health and hence intake of citrus fruits like tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, spinach and potatoes is a good idea.

Calcium rich foods – This is not new. We all know the role of calcium rich products like cheese, yogurt, almonds, dark green leafy vegetables are good for bones and teeth.

Phosphorus rich foods – Even phosphorous rich foods are good for teeth and hence foods like potatoes, spinach, tomatoes rich in phosphorous should be included in daily diet.

Well, besides eating healthy, if you maintain a good oral hygiene that includes brushing atleast twice a day, flossing and drinking water at regular intervals you can keep your smile intact for a long time across your life years. So, eat healthy, eat smart and keep smiling your way to happy dental health.

Protecting Your Teeth From Cold

Teeth pain issues do crop up during the winters particularly in regions where the winter is extreme. Apparently cold weather does affect your teeth as they turn to be even more sensitive due to the sudden temperature variation.

A good smile is all about shining and healthy teeth and thus keeping your teeth in the pink of health is required to keep your confidence levels up too. Cold weather does effect your teeth and its quite uncomfortable to bear the discomfort, sharp or constant pain in the teeth. Well, to deal with this issue a better idea is to go an visit your dentist for a routine checkup. While there could be various reasons for teeth issues in winter some of them include, cracks in enamel, sensitive gums, brushing too hard, grinding or clenching teeth frequently and gingivitis to name a few.

Protecting Your Teeth From Cold

There are various home remedies that could also help you take care of your teeth during the winter season. It’s easy. Just ensure that you brush your teeth on a daily basis and even floss it without fail. If still problem persists try for a toothpaste for sensitive teeth with a potassium base. Its better to start the toothpaste even before the falls because this will give the toothpaste time to work on your teeth and make them ready to face the chills ahead effectively. Another toothpaste to help desensitizing your teeth is one that is calcium based. It encase tooth calcium thus providing instant relief by closing the pores that are open. Even the toothbrush you use matters. A tooth brush with soft bristles is advisable.

In the winter season we avoid drinking more water because we don’t feel thirsty frequently and also we want to avoid going to the washroom frequently. But, the fact is that you need to stay hydrated all the time by consuming 2 lts of water across the day to keep your teeth healthy like your body. More water means more saliva and less bacteria. Bacteria buildup is more when we consume foods that contain sugar so avoid sugar and acidic foods as this could lead to a rise in sensitivity.

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Got A Gummy Smile? Don’t Bother It Could Be Fixed

Usually when we smile normally 2/3rd to 3/4th part is teeth and rest is gums covered by our lips. A person with a gummy smile though will have more of gums to show when smiling. So, if your smile shows up 2-3 mm of gum as a continuous band then it’s a characteristic of gummy smile. As compared to males, gummy smiles of women seem to be very prominent making them conscious as well. There are various reasons one could have a gummy smile. Here are a few-

  1. Strong upper lip muscles

  2. Uneven teeth

  3. Smaller or Shorter teeth

  4. Small upper lips

  5. Increase in vertical face growth

This could lead to gum display that could affect your smile. Though, it is perfectly okay to have a gummy smile, there are people who experience lack of confidence and psychological issues if they have a gummy smile. So, for those people who have a gummy smile and want to repair the same, there is a solution called ‘Lip Positioning Surgery’ available already.

It is a cosmetic surgery which is used for repositioning your lips in a way that they cover the gums and give you the smile you want. The surgery needs to be carried out by a dentist by giving local anaesthesia to the gums. The dentist then cuts the excess gums display and stitches the gums nearer to the teeth. The surgery usually lasts around 40 minutes giving instant results. Though you need to take precautions so that the stitches remain intact till they dry. So, you need to have a diet plan for two to three days after the surgery. The stitches are removes after one week. The procedure is a safe one and the outcome is generally satisfying and enhances your beauty.

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The Effect of Zinc Deficiency on Oral Health – A Sneak Peek

Many of us aren’t aware of the significance of Zinc on oral health. A trace mineral, zinc is apparently naturally found in our saliva and helps us fight bacteria as well as plaque that are responsible for cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.

ROLE OF ZINC

The role of zinc is similar to that of flourides. It helps in demineralization and remineralization of your teeth, further reducing cavities as well as tooth decay. It also protects your teeth against diseases like gingivitis, mild periodontal issues and other gum diseases.

Zinc and Gum bleeding

Another important property of zinc with respect to our oral health is that it aids in healing our oral wounds. There has been a lot of research that reveals the importance of having zinc in our diet because it helps in keeping periodontal health in place. It is zinc, that is your main defense against the plaque that forms around your teeth. Hence, is your body is deficient of zinc it automatically means that your oral health is at risk already. Your bleeding gums would not heal faster if your body is deprived of zinc because without zinc your body cannot transport the Vitamin A that your gums need in order to heal naturally.

And if that’s not enough here’s how zinc offers helps your body in many ways than one –

  1. Fights inflammation

  2. Improves immunity

  3. Improves Skin health

  4. Slows aging

  5. Enhances metabolism

  6. Fights viruses and cold

  7. Regulates blood flow

  8. Avoids blood clot

  9. Enhances fertility

  10. Improves skin health

Having said that, excess could also be a problem and could cause what is known as zinc toxicity. If your body has excess of zinc it could show symptoms like Epigastric pain, Lethargy, Fatigue and vomiting, etc. If you are deficient of zinc then its better to consult a physician before taking any dietary supplements so that you do not get it in excess.

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Speed Braces – All You Need To Know

We all know how braces have always been a useful way to straighten teeth at in a comfortable manner. As far as speed braces are concerned the term itself is self explanatory. Well, yes they speed up the process due to their make which includes attachment to a wireless an elastic tie allowing teeth to move at speed and with less friction.

Speed Braces

Also known as self litigating brackets they are primarily available in two different types –

Active – These come with a thicker wire for putting more pressure on the teeth

Passive – These come with a smaller archwire and are used in the starting phase of treatment.

There are various different brands across the world that manufacture these brackets and some of the international names include in-ovation and Damon to name a few.

As per reports if the depending upon the type of malocclusion addressed, these braces have the ability to reduce the treatment life span by up to six months as compared to the conventional braces.

The material used in the speed braces is same as that of the conventional ones but with 1/3rd the size of the traditional brackets. Due to the smaller size the speed brackets are more convenient to use because cleaning and maintenance becomes easier thus aiding oral hygiene. Even aesthetically they look better than the conventional ones.

Moreover, speed braces fit on your teeth properly making you feel comfortable and ensure that the movement is smooth and without more of friction. The best part it like the conventional ones cannot maintain force levels properly and have to be replaced within a few weeks duration, speed braces can be used for longer periods because of their ability to maintain forces.
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Highly Prone to Oral Disease Inspite of Brushing Twice – Elite Athletes

A recent study has revealed that Inspite of brushing twice elite athletes are highly prone to oral disease. Published in the British Dental Journal, the study involved a survey of 352 Olympics as well as professional athletes across 11 sports like swimming, football, hockey, rugby, athletes and sailing. The study also highlighted that the athletes seemed quite interested in working around the improvement of their dental health.

Dental Oral Care - Elite Atheletes

The study involved a dental checkup and questions around how the athletes kept their teeth, mouth as well as gums healthy. The study showed that 94% of the athletes brushed their teeth minimum two times a day and 44% flossed their teeth on a regular basis. They study also found that the athletes did show higher figures in terms of dental care compared to the general populace.

Researcher for the study Dr Julie Gallagher (UCL Eastman Dental Institute Center for Oral Health and Performance found that most of the athletes maintained good oral hygiene. But, they did mention the use of energy gels, sports drinks as well as bars on a frequent basis during training and competition. These products are high on sugar and raise the risk of decay of teeth and erosion due to rise in acidity.

The study is a further to the research carried out by Professor Ian Needleman of London 2012 Olympics. The earlier findings revealed that the athletes suffered from dry mouth issues while training and even were at a higher risk of oral conditions.

As per Dr. Gallagher, the athletes wanted to work towards improvement of their oral health and were ready to use mouthwash based fluoride additionally and also visit the dentist on a regular basis. The team further plans to devise an oral care plan for them and publish the results of it too.

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