Hi,Hello I am currently a first year biomed student.
Recently I have been trying hard to decide what kind of pathway I'm trying to get into in life and dentistry seems to be one of them. I would just like some advice if dentistry if right for me.
I really hope to travel in the future as I don't plan on living in Australia all my life so I wondered if dentistry might be too restrictive. I am also someone who doesn't work well in stressful situations and I don't like the idea of not having any holidays in my first few years of work. However I am striving for a good salary and stable job and my parents also encourage me to try for dentistry . Besides dental I am inclined towards health administration and regulatory affairs in the pharmaceuticals industry. I hope to live in singapore someday but very minimal australian dental qualifications are accepted there.
Could I please get some advice on this?
thank you very much
While I am not a dentist/studying dentistry myself, but things you could do to see if dentistry is the right option for you is to definitely try shadow a dentist (work experience) and see what they actually do in a clinic and what type of cases they're presented with etc and see if this is something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your career! You could also reach out to people who you know are dentists and dental students and ask about their experience. Dentistry has its pros and cons so it's very important to research and find more info on it by talking to people. I hope this helps!
Also I am not sure about the working qualifications and restrictions, so it's best someone else can answer that.