DENTISTRY is one of the oldest professions, and dental health is essential to overall general health.
With changing lifestyles, dental problems are becoming very common in all sections of society. Qualified dental practitioners are crucial in ensuring that the nation has strong oral wellbeing, which is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and countenance.
However, university graduates find Dentistry as one of the highly competitive industries.
Among the issues faced are the long queue of up to six to nine months for compulsory service placements, unemployment during the wait as they do not have the required legal requirement to practice until the accomplishment of compulsory service, and difficulty in securing employment in the public sector due to the present shortage of posts.