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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-103

Career opportunities in periodontics: A road map to the future

Department of Periodontics, Sri Balaji Dental College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Haritha Avula
6-1-103/67, Abhinav Nagar, Padmaraonagar, Secunderabad - 500 025, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_434_19

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A solid career plan is crucial as it can provide a roadmap to the future. The motivating factors for selecting any career are complex, and periodontics is no exception. Periodontics is a dynamic profession that includes sophisticated treatment planning and a wide variety of treatment modalities ranging from conventional to advanced therapies. It is a unique branch of dentistry that enables both saving teeth and also replacing them in an effective way with implants. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of various career opportunities for a periodontist. Career options in periodontics are manifold and diverse, enabling a periodontist a professionally gratifying and secure lifestyle. Future of the profession of periodontics appears exciting and rewarding but is not likely to happen without great effort and challenges. However, periodontics is not a static field and continues to evolve leaving a periodontist with no dearth in career opportunities.

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