How to Become Orthodontist

What is Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are the dentists who are specialized in correcting the improper alignment of teeth and jaws. Orthodontists are the one who helps patients to achieve the beautiful straight smile. Orthodontist, also known as orthodontia and dentofacial orthopedics.

Orthodontists will identify, treat and prevent asymmetry of teeth by using braces, which are fixed and removable dental appliances. This dental device can be used to straighten the alignment of teeth, to close the awful gap and bring teeth and lips into proper alignment. To become an orthodontist, it requires four years of undergraduate dental study. You can have a fulfilling career by helping patients to achieve a beautiful straight smile.

Best Dental Courses in Delhi: To become a specialist in orthodontist first one has to complete pre-dental requirements. For this, after 12th class, aspiring one have to apply for common entrance test (CET) for dental studies. After completing four years of BDS one can apply for diploma courses.

Dental Courses in Delhi provide you weekend crash courses to long term courses. Where faculty is very much experienced. In this dental academy you will learn by performing procedures on patients. Courses provided by the academy are practically oriented. This is one of the best dental academies in Delhi.

MDS Specializations/ Specializations In Dentistry

Today, at Dr. Bhutani Dental Courses, we are going to beyond short term dental courses in Delhi. We are going to cover MDS specializations that are available in dental colleges across India.

Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF) Surgery – Abbreviated as OMS, this is the specialization of the diagnosis & treatment of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the oral (Mouth) and maxillofacial (Jaws and face) region. In tumors, the specialization is the neck area. These diseases and conditions include head & neck cancers, tumours in the jaw or mouth, facial trauma, and cleft lip & cleft palate.

This is recognized as a surgical specialty internationally. However, while in countries like India, USA and Canada it is a dental specialty, in our countries like the UK, it is seen as a bridge between both dentistry and medicine, & hence a dual degree is required.

The best dentist in Delhi, Dr. Deepak Bhutani, is an Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and Implantologist.

Orthodontics – Search ‘Orthodontics’ on Google, and you would get plenty of tooth braces images. Orthodontics is synonymous with dental braces. The first ever created dental specialty, it deals with the diagnosis & correction of teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned. Hence, an orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone training in this field after graduation in dentistry. Orthodontics is also known as orthodontia.

Orthodontists provide treatment if you have an overbite (Upper front teeth protrude over the lower teeth.), underbite (Lower front teeth protrude over the upper teeth.), spacing problems (Simply speaking, gap between teeth.) and so on.

How To Become A Dentist/ Prosthodontist

I came across a question on Yahoo! Answers the other day, from apparently a school student/ pupil, enquiring about the length of education one requires in order to become a ‘Prosthodontist’. (A Prosthodontist is a dentist specializing in restoration and replacement of teeth. Patients visit them for dentures, dental implants, dental caps/ dental crowns and dental bridges.) Since the blog of the best dentist in Delhi, Dr. Deepak Bhutani (Oral & Maxillofacial Prosthodontist and Implantologist), who also provides dental courses in Delhi to improve your working skills & boost confidence, is a resource on all things dental education, I decided to address the query here. Please note, this blog post is in context to the Indian education system.

To start, a career in dentistry requires school graduation with a medical sciences background. For CBSE students, this means, physics, chemistry, biology and English. The 5th subject is Math, but can be substituted with an option like Physical Education, or Informatics Practices. (IP) Post class 12th, one needs to apply for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. (BDS) It is a 5 year course, including a 1 year rotary internship.

Then, in order to become a Prosthodontist, the BDS graduate can pursue Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) in Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge. Likewise, if one wants to be an Endodontist (Endodontists are specialists in treating dental pulp. Patients usually see these experts for root canal therapy.), MDS in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics is to be chosen.