Are you starting your career in dentistry? Here at Dentaltix we want to welcome you to the dental sector!
we have compiled the 5 questions generally asked by students who want to develop professionally as dentists and their respective answers. Each of you has different interests and concerns, and we hope it can help you!
1. WHY STUDY DENTISTRY?
Studying dentistry is increasingly prestigious and rewarding. The number of students each year is increasing. But why choose this career?
Surely the good reputation of the profession is a great advantage. High salaries, professional gratification, low unemployment and great growth potential: all these characteristics make the profession of dentist one of the best and most advantageous to undertake. It is important to bear in mind that in recent years the dental sector, like many other sectors, has undergone major changes and the old figure of the dentist with a full agenda without worrying about recruiting patients or competition is becoming ever more distant.
2. IS IT DIFFICULT TO STUDY DENTISTRY?
This is a question that almost all students ask themselves when they are in the career choice process.
The answer is quite obvious, since progressing and evolving in any university will not be an easy task. Dentistry can become a very demanding career with the combination of a lot of theoretical content with long hours of clinical practice. It is quite a personal matter, the important thing is the spirit, motivation and personal determination.
3. IS IT AN EXPENSIVE CAREER?
In general, it is not an expensive option. The first years, certainly not, the intermediate years start to be a little more, while the cost starts to increase in the last years, when you start having patients and then you have to adapt by buying the right material. However, it is certain that the investment will be fully recouped in a short time.
4. HOW LONG IS YOUR CAREER? IS IT NECESSARY TO COMPLETE A MASTER'S DEGREE?
The Degree in Dentistry (in Spain) has a duration of 5 years with a total of 300 credits. In general, it is a very practical programme based on professional experience in specialised clinics.
Dentistry is a very extensive science, so the graduates of this subject, decide to choose one of the many specialties that allows them to focus their knowledge in a more specific field.
8. IS IT POSSIBLE TO STUDY AND WORK AT THE SAME TIME?
While it is true that nothing is impossible for the one who wants, you could work and study at the same time. A career in dentistry requires effort, discipline and dedication. If you feel the obligation to work and develop your career at the same time, you could adjust your studies over longer periods of time and choose a smaller workload. It will take you longer to graduate, but it is always an option.