Dentists help the public to look after their teeth and mouths, treating problems and educating people on the best ways to keep their teeth healthy. Like a lot of medical careers, you will need biology, chemistry and maths.
Dentists need good communication skills and the ability to concentrate on intricate tasks. As well as working in specific dental surgeries, dentists can also be found in hospitals, community clinics and the armed forces.
Getting to know the patients at your clinic and helping them look after their oral health
Working as part of a wider team, including hygienists and other dentists
Being your own boss by running your own dental practice
Biology, chemistry and maths are all important subjects for dentists, giving them the knowledge and skills they need to help patients on a daily basis.
While humans have 32 teeth, sharks have many rows of gnashers which they regularly lose and grow back. Each shark will get through thousands of teeth in its lifetime. Good job they don’t need dentists!
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