Getting Into Dentistry – An Intro
Oral health is much more than a job. At Beaverton Oral Surgeons, we believe our practice is also our calling. From our surgeons to our nurses to our office staff, we all work towards the patient’s health. Have you considered becoming a dentist or a specialist? You’ll find many good reasons for getting into dentistry.
Supply And Demand Are In Your Favor
New opportunities grow every year in healthcare. As the population rises, so do medical needs. Aging, too, increases raises the need to see a doctor. Now that we are living older than previous generations, we need more doctors than ever.
We are all born with the same teeth that we will keep for life. And over the course of a lifetime, these teeth will need cleaning, caring, and even surgery. We’re seeing a future of increasing demand for oral healthcare. Meanwhile, the number of graduates getting into dentistry is less than the number of dentists retiring. Although the market is competitive, determined and compassionate dentists will always find patients who need them.
Lastly, the shortage of new doctors creates more opportunities in education. We will need to train many more practicing dentists to replace the ones retiring. The need for qualified, dedicated educators in dentistry has never been greater.
Financial And Professional Independence
Most graduates getting into dentistry will practice medicine. Here, dental clinicians have a great freedom: they can find work as an associate or go into business for themselves. Once you are a certified dentist, you can immediately start your own practice and determine your own business path.
Successful dentists with their own practice will tell you: it takes business skills as well as medical skills to go independent. But the returns can be shocking. Dentists with entrepreneurial spirit can potentially earn upwards of $1,000,000 a year,
Graduates can choose to pursue a career in research. Because of the fast pace of advancements, we expect dentistry to change more in the next 20 years than in the last 50 years. Academic and private research broadens the scope of dentistry beyond the practice.
Oral Care Changes Lives
We asked ourselves what made us happiest about our jobs. This was the answer: knowing we make a difference in people’s lives. The mouth is essential to our health. Physical discomfort or loss of function can impair other parts of the body.
Imagine a senior citizen with gaps in their teeth due to decay and loss with age. As a result, they can’t digest a healthy diet, raising the risk of malnutrition. Or imagine someone suffering from an impacted wisdom tooth. If left untreated, the person will suffer stress over time, reducing overall well-being. Only a qualified clinician can help these people.
Ultimately, Beaverton Oral Surgeons exists for our patients. They have many reasons to seek treatment. But they also have to make a choice on who will treat them. We believe that our patients choose us because our goal is their health. Everyone on our team is moved by the life-changing procedures we get to do day after day.
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