Ever since the Counseling Dates have been released, candidates aspiring to seek admissions on the basis of NEET MDS 2017 Results are in a state of anxiety and confusion as to how Speciality/Discipline to select while locking in their preferences.
Team PrepLadder through this blog will familiarize you with the job profile of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Scope of doing MDS in this field, personal traits required to become Surgeon in this field and other aspects.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon - Job Profile
Let us first go through the Job Profile of an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon:
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery represents a challenging and exciting Dentistry discipline which combines Medical, Dental and Surgical knowledge and skills.
Being purely a surgical branch, this discipline deals with the diagnosis and surgical management of diseases impacting the Mouth, Jaws, Neck and Face.
Surgeons in this field are required to perform a wide range of activities ranging from simplest Tooth Extraction procedures to complex procedures which require extensive surgery.
Such surgeons are required to perform surgeries on the Oral & Maxillofacial areas for the purpose of enhancing function, appearance and/or correcting defects, repairing injuries or managing diseases.
Surgeons of this discipline require a great degree of expertise and medical knowledge to assess the general health of the patients who undergo surgery as well as handling any medical emergency arising during the procedure.
Scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Scope of this discipline is extensive and incorporates Surgical & Non-Surgical Management of conditions of the soft and hard tissues of the Face, Jaws and Neck.
Majority of Job Opportunities for a PG in this discipline are available in Research Institutes, Universities, Colleges & Hospitals.
Surgeons in this field can get recruited in Top Dental Colleges to the posts of Professors and even HODs.
They also hold the opportunity to get employed in the Oral & Maxillofacial Department of Reputed Government & Private Hospitals.
Trained practitioners in this field can establish their own Dental Clinic and opportunities also exist in the areas of Forensic Science, Armed Forces & Railways.
Opportunities are also available in the Research & Advisory departments of a pharmaceutical and other companies manufacturing oral care products and medicines such as toothpastes, gum care products, mouth wash, etc.
How much can an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Earn?
Salary of an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon depends on numerous factors such as Skill & Work experience, type of employment, geographical area and level of education.
Dental Surgeons having skills can set up their own clinic and earn well-enough.
A well-established Dentist can earn very high ranging from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1, 00, 000 per month or even more
Personal Skills Required for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Skills essential to work as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon are patience, stamina to work for long durations, concentration, manual dexterity, accuracy, an eagle's eye, a lion's heart and a lady's hand.
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We hope that this blog will familiarize you with the Scope of doing MDS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
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