The life as a new dentist !

By: Marina Chacon

The life as a new dentist.

Dentistry has so much to offer. A dentist develops strong relationships with patients and staff, makes a good living, works convenient hours and has the power to get patients out of pain or bring their smiles back to life. Dentistry is a blend of art, science and business. It takes a well-rounded person to be successful in all three at once. We have a lot more in common with surgeons than physicians because we fix problems with our hands.

What you need and need to do.

After earning a degree and a license, there is little regulation for what a general dentist can or can't do. To be recognized as a specialist, like an oral surgeon or an orthodontist, a dentist must attend a specialty program and then limit their practice to only that area of dentistry. Although additional training is not required for dentists, it is a great idea for generalists to complete a residency in advanced general dentistry. There are so many things to learn in the dental field that four years isn't enough to squeeze it all in. A residency makes the transition to dental practice much smoother and makes the dentist more skilled and experienced

Types of New Dentist.

Dentist history.

Dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions, dating back to 7000 B.C. with the Indus Valley Civilization. However, it wasn’t until 5000 B.C. that descriptions related to dentistry and tooth decay were available. At the time, a Sumerian text described tooth worms as causing dental decay, an idea that wasn’t proven false until the 1700s!In ancient Greece, Hippocrates and Aristotle wrote about dentistry, specifically about treating decaying teeth, but it wasn’t until 1530 that the first book entirely devoted to dentistry—The Little Medicinal Book for All Kinds of Diseases and Infirmities of the Teeth—was published.By the 1700s, dentistry had become a more defined profession. In 1723, Pierre Fauchard, a French surgeon credited as the Father of Modern Dentistry, published his influential book, The Surgeon Dentist, a Treatise on Teeth, which for the first time defined a comprehensive system for caring for and treating teeth. Additionally, Fauchard first introduced the idea of dental fillings and the use of dental prosthesis, and he identified that acids from sugar led to tooth decay.

Hoping to be a dentist ?

Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job. In conclusion, I hope this presentation will help you if you were wanting to become a dentist in the future.