The Importance of Dental Education
In a world filled with bad news and unhappy people, it is important to remember the value of a smile. It is a fundamental human process that has the power to completely change someone’s day. So why is the world filled with so many frowns? There are probably quite a few answers to that question, but one of the major reasons people choose not to smile is because they are ashamed of it. They are self- conscious of their dental hygiene. This is one of the many reasons why the field of Dentistry is so important.
In a previous post we covered importance of oral health as it relates your overall general health. We’ll summarize a few of those reasons and dig deeper into the importance of education and field of Dentistry.
Dentistry is an incredible field because it is an art as much as a science. It involves attention to detail, meticulous design, and careful technique. A dentist spends years and years perfecting their craft. It’s a profession that calls for a dedicated individual who is committed to his or her patients. The world is in desperate need of people like this. In a recent article by the CDC they stated, “More than 1 in 4 (27%) adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay.” and “Nearly half (46%) of all adults aged 30 years or older show signs of gum disease; severe gum disease affects about 9% of adults.” These are problems that are treatable with the right dental care.
These problems highlight the importance of dentistry. As the population in not only the US but the world grows year after year, the need for Dentists and the importance of Dental Education will only continue to grow with it. If this isn’t reason enough to consider the field of dentistry, then consider the joy that you can bring to so many people. As stated earlier, there is power in a smile, and people should not have to be ashamed to use it. Dentistry is a wonderful way to help people start feeling good about themselves and start spreading that feeling to others.
So, if you are starting to look for a long-term career, consider going down the path of dental education. It can be a lot of work, but the outcome is incredibly rewarding.
You will have the opportunity to change the lives of so many people. Seeing the happiness on your patients’ faces when they walk out the door makes all of the hard work pay off. The profession is incredibly rewarding and as stated above, the field will only continue to grow.
The Dr. Michael Krochak Pre-Dental Scholarship is currently accepting applications for our first ever scholarship recipient. If you are a college junior enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university, are engaged in pre-dental studies, have a 3.3 GPA or better, you are eligible to apply for this one-time $1000 scholarship. Send us a copy of your school transcript along with an essay of 750 words or less stating, “Why you would like to become a dentist?” Dr. Michael Krochak and his team will review each application and select a recipient.
“Adult Oral Health | Basics | Division of Oral Health | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/basics/adult-oral-health/index.html.
“Oral Health: A Window to Your Overall Health.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 4 June 2019, www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/dental/art-20047475.