Have you ever heard about dentistry and all the things related to dentistry? Well, according to Wikipedia “Dentistry is the known evaluation diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions related to human mouth”. Dentistry is considered necessary to complete all human health. People who study dentistry are usually called dentists. This field has to do with tissues of the jaw (mandible), the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and some parts in the face that are strongly associated with the body. According to an aunt that I interviewed, it is really nice to be a dentist.
You have to be ready for it, but once you are working in what you like, it is awesome and you really enjoy it. Sonia Rivas who is a dentist says that she really enjoys working as a dentist. She likes to work with kids and with all kinds of people. ” If you ever want to become a dentist, you should be a very responsible person, a sociable person, and just be focused on what you really want” Dr. Sonia Rivas said. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, most dentists usually complete at least 8 years of education beyond high school.
Based on the information in this book, dentistry studies begin with classroom instruction and laboratory work in basic sciences, including anatomy, microbiology and physiology. After you get through all this education, you will be able o work as a dentist and start your own business if you want to. The Occupational Outlook Handbook says that the average annual earnings of salaried dentists were $123, 210 in 2002. Dentists are earning up to $250,000 Euros per year in Europe.
Earnings vary according to the numbers of years in practice and, location hours worked that a dentist may have. Personally, I think that dentistry requires a lot of dexterity and knowledge about science. According to www. blgs. com, the skills and aptitudes that a dentist should have are: good visual memory, excellent judgment, a high degree of manual dexterity and scientific ability.
Students like me who want to become dentists should take courses in sciences like biology, chemistry, health and mathematics at least. Dentists should be very responsible in their careers because they work with real people, and if they make a mistake then it could be the end of their career; that is why the first thing that a dentist should do is take care of that patient and not make mistakes.
Dentists must inspire confidence in their patients because their teeth depend on the dentist`s hands. Based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook, when you finish your career as a dentist you will have to work some years of practicing and then acquire your own clinic, and then after a while, patients will come in contact with you, and you will start to earn your own money.
Becoming a dentist I think would be the best match for me to study because based on my personality I am a sociable person which means that I would love to work with people and especially help them with their problems. There are several possibilities where you can study this occupation; for example there is UAM (Universidad Americana) which is a really good university and has an odontology school.
There is also UNAN (Universidad Nacional Autonoma Nicaraguense); these are the most famous if you want to study to become a doctor or a dentist.
I would like to work as a maxillofacial surgeon, they operate on the face, mouth and repair the jaw and it`s imperfections. I think that it is similar to plastic surgery, but instead of operating on all the body, you only operate at the face. I would love to work as a maxillofacial surgeon because the earnings are really good.
At first, I am going to have to work many hours to practice, but after I get enough practice, I will start my own business and work alone or with a small staff. Finally, being a dentist would be a really great match for me, and I believe that I have enough skills to become a really good and successful dentist.