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Career roles available after MDS course


Career roles available after MDS course

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020

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There are numerous job opportunities available after the completion of an MDS course. MDS doctors are hired in a number of job roles across different hospitals and clinics. Some of the important job roles available for the MDS students are as follows

Dental Surgeon

The dental surgeons are responsible to take care of the dental and oral health care. They are required to prescribe proper treatments for dental problems.

Roles of a Dental Surgeon

As a dental surgeon one is required to operate, prevent and treat problems affecting the mouth and teeth, deal with injuries and correct dental issues. Dental surgeons are required in large numbers in government hospitals, private hospitals and clinics.

Responsibilities of a Dental Surgeon

As a dental surgeon one is responsible to:

  • Educate patients on oral healthcare
  • Examine teeth, diagnosing dental conditions using tools such as x-rays
  • Assess treatment options and agree treatment plans with patients
  • Carry out agreed clinical treatments such as restoring teeth affected by decay and treating gum disease
  • Perform surgery for dental problems in case of both emergency and scheduled cases
  • Maintain patient’s dental records
  • Oversee budgets and maintain stocks of equipment
  • Market services to potential clients

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh MDS students will be easily earning around 8 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum as dental surgeons. The experienced doctors will be earning around 10 lakhs to 25 lakhs per annum. The salary also depends upon the location and recruiter.

Oral Surgeon

The oral surgeons are required to perform corrective and therapeutic procedures on the mouth and jaws of their patients and often work in conjunction with other dentists, surgeons and orthodontists.

Role of the Oral Surgeon  

The oral surgeons are required to specialise in orofacial procedures. They are also required to treat patients, oversee aftercare and coordinate with other specialists if required.

Responsibilities of Oral Surgeon

As an oral surgeon one is responsible to:

  • Consulting with patients and analysing patient data to determine patient needs and treatment goals.
  • Collaborating with other specialists, such as restorative dentists and orthodontists, to plan treatments.
  • Recording patient care by maintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients, including comments, tests and/or treatments prescribed, and test results.
  • Administering general and local anaesthetics, when necessary.
  • Performing surgical procedures to extract impacted or damaged teeth, place dental implants, and remove tumours and other abnormal growths of the oral and/or facial regions.
  • Prescribing medication to improve recovery and control pain after procedures.
  • Treating infections of the oral cavity, salivary glands, jaw, face, and neck.
  • Providing emergency treatment of orofacial injuries including facial lacerations, intraoral lacerations, and fractured facial bones.
  • Performing minor cosmetic procedures, such as chin and cheekbone enhancements.
  • Providing support and advice to patients receiving long-term care.
  • Conducting research on defects, diseases, and disorders affecting the oral and/or facial regions

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh MDS students will be easily earning around 6 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum as oral surgeon. The experienced doctors will be earning around 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs per annum. The salary also depends upon the location and recruiter.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

The oral and maxillofacial surgeons are healthcare specialists that treat a range of conditions affecting the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, jaws and neck. They are responsible to analyse medical charts, perform surgeries of the oral and maxillofacial regions and consult with other healthcare specialists as needed.

Role of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

The oral and maxillofacial surgeons are required to diagnose patients and treat them for various dental conditions. They are required to perform emergency and scheduled treatments, maintain patient records as well as providing suitable care after surgeries

Responsibilities of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, one is responsible to:

  • Performing biopsies to determine whether tumours or growths are cancerous.
  • Administering local, regional, or general anaesthetics to patients before surgeries.
  • Surgically removing tumours and abnormal growths of the oral and maxillofacial areas.
  • Adjusting patients' jaws to provide increased functionality, comfor, and symmetry.
  • Removing impacted wisdom teeth and buried dental roots.
  • Performing reconstructive surgery to treat congenital defects, structural abnormalities, and injuries.
  • Preparing patients' mouths for dental implants.
  • Collaborating with various healthcare specialists to create suitable treatment plans for patients.
  • Informing patients of their diagnoses and discussing appropriate treatment options with them.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh MDS students will be easily earning around 5 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum as oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The experienced doctors will be earning around 10 lakhs to 25 lakhs per annum. The salary also depends upon the location and recruiter.

Final Lines

As a MDS doctor one will be having great demand in the hospital industry, they are largely hired in public and private hospitals and even in clinics. The dental degree is one of the most popular degrees after MBBS degree. The MDS doctors are highly paid individuals and are having enormous opportunities in career growth. The BDS students interested to have in-depth knowledge about the dental subject can join this course.

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