Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging job that will provide financial stability for you and your family while helping other people feel better about themselves and improve their self esteem? If you have a keen interest in science and medicine, then a career in Orthodontics might be the field for you.
What is an Orthodontist? An Orthodontist is a dentist who has spent more time in school to learn all about fixing a person’s jaw and straightening their teeth. Orthodontists specialize in treating teeth that are not aligned, that are crowded, or that need to be straightened so that a person can have a beautiful smile.
By using braces or retainers, an orthodontist can help return teeth to the proper alignment.
In order to become an Orthodontist, you need to graduate from dental school. So start commuting from Surrey to UBC and graduate with a degree in dentistry. After you’ve completed that, you may want to spend a little time working or doing research, getting some much needed experience, before deciding to go back to school.
According to UBC, it takes 38 months to complete the training in Orthodontics. After you complete the program, you have to take the exams in specialty certification offered by the Royal College of Dentists. It’s a lot of hard work and precision training, but when you’re done, you can help people feel more confident about their smiles. This is the kind of job where you can see the amazing results right in front of you.
So if you think that this is the right career for you, schedule an appointment at your local Faculty of Dentistry or send an email to the BC Society of Orthodontists. They can help explain to you exactly what you need to do to complete this training and get on your way to a bright future.