Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00003962
Title: Choice of career as a dentist – A survey among dental students in Saveetha Dental College
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Career is one of the most important decisions one will ever make. The choice of dentistry as a career could offer prestige, relative autonomy, an income above average, the opportunities to help others, creative, and artistic challenges. Dentists occupy an important position in society as professional health care workers. The opportunity to participate in dental education in many countries, especially in the developing countries, is limited to a small percentage of the community. Aim: This study aims to evaluate the career options and reasons for choosing dentistry as a career among students. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was developed and circulated among 100 undergraduate dental students studying at Saveetha Dental College. A list of 10 questionnaires that possibly influenced students’ decision to study dentistry was presented to the students of Saveetha Dental College. All the students were given an ½ h time to complete the questionnaire. The data were collected, tabulated, and analyzed. Results: Forty-three (42.9%) students took dentistry as their own interest. Private practice is a key motive for choosing dentistry. Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, it can be concluded that reasons for choosing dentistry as a career among the surveyed dental students are mostly related to social and vocational factors.

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    V. S. S. Charan, Revathi Duraisamy, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    V. S. S. Charan, Revathi Duraisamy, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Title:Choice of career as a dentist – A survey among dental students in Saveetha Dental College
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2068-2072)
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    Methodology:A survey, Career, Dentistry, Job security, Motives, Private practice
    Research Materials:dental students

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Career Dentistry Job security Motives Private practice

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