Dentist

Dentist

Description:

A dentist treats patient’s teeth and mouth issues and promotes oral health.

Facts:

Some dentists go on to specialise in Orthodontist, Paediatrics or public health oral pathology

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Being professional and confident
  • Ability to concentrate for an extended period of time

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a dentist might include

  • Removing decay from teeth
  • Examining x-rays
  • Extract teeth
  • Treat gum diseases

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English plus 3 A levels including Biology and Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Dental surgery

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com

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