Dentistry is a profession that is not everyone’s cup of tea, but for those who are interested in a career in dentistry, there are many benefits. Here are just some of the advantages of being a dentist in Glasgow City Centre.
Can Choose a Specialty Area
There are many options when it comes to choosing which side of dentistry you’d like to specialise in – if any at all. Jobs in dentistry can range from dental hygienist to orthodontist and cosmetic dentist (focused on improving the appearance of people’s smile) to oral and maxillofacial pathology (researching and managing major diseases that affect the head, neck, face and jaw.)
Whatever job you are interested in you can be a dentist in Glasgow City Centre, home to some of the best dental practices in Scotland.
Meet Different People
Being a dentist in Glasgow City Centre, you meet a lot of different people and have lots of different experiences. Some experiences will be good and some bad but one things for sure, you’ll likely never get bored. You see a wide range of patients with different problems on a daily basis and you can feel good knowing that you’re helping people improve their oral health.
Being a dentist allows you to educate people on how to look after their oral health better. As you need a doctorate to be a dentist, it is a very respected profession in society. You can do more than just educate your patients, you could organise talks in schools to educate children about the importance of good oral health. Being a dentist in Glasgow City Centre opens up a lot of possibilities when it comes to your career.
A dentistry degree will take at least 5 years to obtain, as well as 1-2 years of supervised practice before you will be allowed to go off on your own. Dentistry is a good degree to get and can open up other possibilities in the future if you decide to change career and do something a little different. To specialise in an area of dentistry you will need to do the time listed above, plus however long it takes to complete the specialist degree.
With a degree in dentistry, you can pretty much go anywhere. Most dentists are either self-employed or are a partner in a bigger practice. What people don’t realise about dentists is that many of them do so much more than just cleaning and looking after people’s teeth, they often also have to manage a business, choose a location, design an office, hire staff and assistants, promote the business and monitor finances. Although this can be stressful at times, it gives you the ability to make more decisions for yourself and have more freedom in how and where you work.
The annual pay in the dental industry can range from around £38,861-£83,118 for NHS work and £140,000+ for private dentists. Specialist dentists can earn anywhere between £76,761-£103,490. How much you earn will highly depend on where you work and how much experience you have. Being a dentist in Glasgow City Centre opens up the possibility of being paid more as the demand for dentists in big cities is much higher than that or rural areas.