There are many reasons why you should choose to study dentistry.
Recently we came across few news in the UK, where the government suddenly realized that there is a shortage of dentist and NHS dental practices in the UK. British government is aware that many NHS dental practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients. Some people are forced to drive hundreds of miles for treatment the BBC found. In some circumstances people has to pull out their own teeth with pliers, as we read in SKY news, it has been found that more than 10% of people had attempted "DIY dentistry". It is 21st century so you probably can't believe it but unfortunately it is true.
Compared with other nations, Scotland was found to have better access to NHS dentistry for adults, with 18% of practices accepting new patients. However Wales, England and Northern Ireland were at 7%, 9% and 10% respectively.
There will be huge demand for a number of new trained dentists, dental therapists and hygienists in the next 3-10 years. NHS will definitely offer space for the graduates to gain the experience.
As a dentistry student, you’ll learn how to diagnose, maintain, and improve people’s oral health. You’ll also be helping people feel more confident and attractive through aesthetic surgery of their mouth, gums, and teeth. You will just make the difference!
Most dentistry graduates will become dentists, some may choose to be a dental technician, orthodontist, other may want to end up in a number of other dentistry-related careers.
To explore more what you can do after completing dentistry degree ,visit UCAS Dentistry section - https://www.ucas.com/explore/subjects/dentistry
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