Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession that is responsible for the oral health of individuals and the wider community. Good oral health is integral to good general health, and dentistry is recognized as a primary healthcare profession which offers many unique opportunities and benefits.
The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they require to become competent practitioners of dentistry. These include the application of scientific principles to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases and abnormalities. During period of theoretical years of the program; students will be exposed to knowledge in the basic sciences which provide the clinical and biomedical foundations relevant to Dentistry. Clinical work commences in fourth year and this experience is broadened in fifth year. Each student is assigned patients and is then responsible for the dental care of these patients. Clinical work in areas such as general practice dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics is undertaken at the Overseas Government universities. Students gain experience in the areas of oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery in government teaching hospitals.
Students can explore careers in the realm of private practice, academia (teaching and research), government agencies, or industry. If you are interested in helping patients, have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and want a career with responsibility, dentistry may be your calling.
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