What is a Career in Dentistry?

Published By Team LifePage , 22 Aug 2019




Career in Dentistry
A Career in Dentistry has always intrigued me. I want to first understand What a Career in Dentistry entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Dentistry. I was Googling about a Career in Dentistry and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180930-0001/Science/Medicine - Dentistry/Career-in-Dentistry/english

Divya Hirani's perspective!


With 3 years of professional experience, Divya Hirani understands Dentistry. Divya Hirani has worked in Dentistry as Dentist in Various Assignments. In Divya Hirani's own words, this is how Divya Hirani got into Dentistry: "After doing my schooling from Mothers International School, New Delhi, I did my BDS from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University. After that, I started working as a Lecturer & Dentist for Kailash Hospital, Jr Multispecialty Hospital and ITS Dental College, Delhi. In 2010, I cleared Oversea Registration Exam (Part - I) for Royal College of Surgeons, Eastman Dental Institute, London (UK) and worked for Smile Tech, London as a Tooth Whitening Technician for a year. I have an experience of 8 years in Dentistry and Orthodontics."

Career Video on Dentistry


In a video, Divya Hirani has talked about various aspects of a Career in Dentistry. Divya Hirani started by explaining Dentistry as: "Dentistry is a branch of medicine that consists of 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." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.
It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Dentistry, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Dentistry. Divya Hirani touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Anatomy

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Paedodontics

  • Oral Surgery

  • Orthodontia

  • Asprodontics

  • Prosthodotics

  • Oral Pathology

  • Periodontics


Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Divya Hirani then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Dentistry:

  • Patience

  • Practical Skills

  • Well read


Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Divya Hirani believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Dentistry:

  • Work Life Balance

  • Wide Scope

  • Monetary Benefits


After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Divya Hirani believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Dentistry:

  • Dental Practice License

  • Client Handling


In the final section of the video Divya Hirani 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/20180930-0001

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