Dentistry is the diagnosis, improvement, restoration and even education of patients on how to properly take care of their teeth and gums
Do you brush your teeth, not once but twice a day? Are you obsessed with having pearly white teeth, not just on yourself but everyone around you? Do you have an inner knack for helping people? If you do, then you may want to consider taking up the course of dentistry. Let us explain exactly what the course will entail and help you decide if it’s the one for you.
Dentistry involves delivering safe and effective dental care to patients, diagnose and provide treatments for a variMore details Less
Man in Health & Disease
Oral Cavity in Health & Disease
Personal & Professional Development
Clinical Dental Practice
SPM : 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject
O-Levels : 5 Bs each in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics) and another subject
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : B4 each in 3 subjects in Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics or Additional Mathematics)
Dentistry is as taxing as medicine is. Late nights will be common, and so will early morning. Coffee and notes will become your new best friends as you need to work hard to get through med school and then, your practice.
You know exactly what you’ll be doing at any point in a day because you have it all mapped out systematically. In medicine, you’ll have to manage to eke out any little sleep you can get, study, attend long lectures, complete assignments and cut up cadavers, sometimes all at the same time. So you better be good with managing your time.
Dentistry is another profession that truly needs you to care for people, namely your patients. You need to know how to sympathize with the pain they go through while treating it. As the saying goes, ‘Treat the patient not the disease’.
While this may seem obvious, dentistry requires a love for scientific subjects. Biology, chemistry and physics are all hugely important as you will learn it in much more detail the further into your programme you go.
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