Nowadays, as the beauty needs have increased rapidly, the role of a dentist is very important in our society. Most of people like to maintain healthy teeth; therefore, they need dental cares. Being a dentist is a good major for those who want to search for a better life in future. That is also the reason I want to become a dentist. Although a career in dentistry requires hard working hours, this career suits my interests in teeth, provides good working condition and satisfies my life’s demands. Dentist is a nice career in healthcare, but it still has some disadvantages.
One disadvantage of dentistry is hard working hours. Everyday, dentists have to work hour to hour in their offices. When the needs for nice smiles increase overtime, it is always dentists’ jobs to find out some ways taking care of patient’s teeth. Dentists should think about which is the best method to cure people, or how to work appropriately with each particular patient. Therefore, they might have to focus continuously and work very hard in order to satisfy those demands. Nevertheless, there are numerous advantages I have found when researching a career in dentistry.
First of all, it suits my abilities and interests in teeth. The passion for this career inspires me to find out many interesting things about being a dentist, especially the role of dentistry in our society. In a report provided by Electronic Ardell Wellness, the writer insists that “I predict that dentists in the near future, at least in substantial numbers, will become community leaders as healthy lifestyle promoters” (“lifestyle and health“). Having recognized the important role of a dentist, I am trying my best to become one. Moreover, I love the nature of this career.
As the Bureau of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook mentions: Dentists diagnose and treat problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice and administering care to help prevent future problems. They provide instruction on diet, brushing, flossing, the use of fluorides, and other aspects of dental care. They remove tooth decay, fill cavities, examine x rays, place protective plastic sealants on children’s teeth, straighten teeth, and repair fractured teeth. They also perform corrective surgery on gums and supporting bones to treat gum diseases.
Dentists extract teeth and make models and measurements for dentures to replace missing teeth. (United States Department of Labor) Those are all the things that I interested in and love to work with. There are also many skills a dentist should practice. According to a self report journal “dentists also require mental alertness, sound judgement and good communication and manage- rial skills” (Ayers, Thomson, and Rich). Those are skills that I have been practicing. A career in dentistry allows me to research variety of dental equipments as well as chemicals.
Therefore, I can develop my ability of working hard and creativity. Another advantage I would love to enjoy when becoming a dentist is the indoor working condition. Dentists often stay inside their offices hourly. Even though there are several accidents or injuries occurs, dentist most of the time work in cool, dry, and comfortable environment. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, they usually “work in the safety of an office environment” (United States Department of Labor). Those advantages about working condition allows them to have the best working results.
The career in dentistry not only suits my interests, but also satisfies my life’s demands. Salary and benefit are two features dentists get most advantages from. The amount of salary a dentists can earn every year is much higher in comparing with other assembly workers. As mentioned in the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, “Careers in dentistry confer many benefits. Compared to other occupations, salaries are high” (supply and demand). Also, the research from Occupational Outlook Handbook shows that “median annual wages of salaried general dentists were $142,870 in May 2008” (“United States Department of Labor”).
That is why most dentists, as a reward after their hard working hours, receive a lot of money and have wealthy lives. They do not have to worry so much about the cost of living or any other troubles dealing with money such as bills and payments. Beside the salaries, dentists have great opportunities to search for their benefits. The Occupational Outlook Handbook mentions that “Dentists who are salaried often receive benefits paid by their employer, with health insurance and malpractice insurance being among the most common” (United States Department of Labor).
A career in dentistry brings me numerous chances to improve my life and can completely satisfy my life’s demand. There are many career choices available to people today, however; I think dentist is the best career for me because of its many advantages. Having a good knowledge in dentistry will help me improve the necessary skills to be a dentist in future. Dentistry not only plays an important role in our society, but also creates lots of opportunities for young people who are having a passion for it.