Dentists, also called a cosmetic dentist, is a qualified medical professional who practices dentistry, chiefly the diagnosis, preventative, and treatment of oral conditions and diseases of the oral cavity. The dentist’s support staff helps in giving oral health assistance. The most common services provided by dentists are teeth cleanings, orthodontic treatment, bridges and crowns, cosmetic dentistry treatments, etc. Dentists can specialize in any of these fields.Visit dentist Glen Waverley for more details.
Dentists acquire their academic qualification from undergraduate degree courses offered by medical schools and universities. A few of the subjects offered in these courses are microbiology, physiology, anatomy, medical terminology, radiology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and allied subjects like dental hygiene, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, etc. To qualify for a post-graduate degree course in dentistry from any of the medical schools or universities, candidates need to have a DDS (Diploma of Dental Surgery) or TMDS (Master of Dental Surgery) degree. Candidates who wish to practice dentists need to get an undergraduate degree from a reputed college of medicine, law or business before they apply for a post-graduate study program. Most of the dental schools conduct clinical training for their students to enable them to practice dentists in a practical setting.
Some of the subjects included in the course requirements of dental medicine undergraduate programs include microbiology, physiology, anatomy, medical terminology, radiology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and allied subjects such as endodontics, orthodontics, gum disease, oral surgery, oral pathology, clinical studies, and allied health care. Courses for this program take up three years of full time study. For those who wish to further their education and practice dentists, they may join any of the continuing education programs offered by professional organizations that offer a post-graduate diploma in dentistry. Dentists also need to complete specific residency training which can be from two to four years depending upon the State.
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