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Dental Mechanics

Paramedical in Dental Mechanics

Dental Mechanics

A Dental Mechanic has the important & creative responsibility to design dental structures & make patients more knowledgeable about their dental health. In general, this professional works behind the scene along with the dentist to give the patients a perfect set of teeth.A Dental Mechanics works primarily towards diagnosing the dental problems of a patient. The basic job revolves around assisting a dentist in making dental ceramics & also being responsible for the establishment of better dental care facilities in a clinic.  A Dental Mechanic recommends & designs dental structures for a patient & is the designer of dental accessories. They also work as assistants to dental surgeons for dental surgeries.

Dental Mechanics Skill Required  

  1. Good interpersonal skills.
  2. Ability to make patients feel ” you are competent” and give solutions that make patients come back to you.
  3. Good creative analysis.

Subjects / Syllabus :

1st Year

  • Applied Physics.
  • Applied Chemistry.
  • Applied Dental & Oral Anatomy.
  • Dental Materials.
  • Dental Mechanic (Primary).
  • Viva-Internship & Training.

2nd Year

  • Human Anatomy.
  • Human Physiology.
  • Biochemistry, Nutrition & Dietetics.
  • Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics & Crown Bridge.
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Viva-Internship & Training.

Eligibility & Admission Process :

Be it a certificate or a diploma in Dental Mechanic courses, the applicants will have to pass their higher secondary with a minimum of 50% with Science subjects (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry). Some institutes conduct entrance examinations to screen the students further whereas in some, admissions are based on merit basis.

Colleges :

Listed below are some of the best institutions and colleges that offer dental mechanic courses

  1. Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  2. Dr. Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata.
  3. Punjab Government Dental College & Hospital, Amritsar.
  4. SCB Medical College, Dental Wing, Odisha.
  5. Dental College, Kozhikode.
  6. Government Dental College & Hospital, Ahmedabad.
  7. Patna Dental College & Hospital, Bankipur, Patna.
  8. H.P. Government Dental College & Hospital, Shimla.
  9. Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital.
  10. Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi.
  11. Department of Dental Surgery, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh.
  12. Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai.
  13. Government Dental College, Bangalore.
  14. Government Dental College & Hospital, Afzalganj.
  15. Government Dental College, Rohtak.
  16. Dental Wing of U.P. King George University of Health Sciences, Varanasi.

Job Prospects & Salaries :

After completion of the course, the students can either pursue higher studies (Post graduate diploma) or look for suitable job opportunities. Dental Mechanics will find jobs in the following sectors:

  • Public health.
  • Dental hospitals (full time or part-time in both government and private sectors).
  • Armed forces.
  • Clinics.
  • Dental Ceramic agencies.
  • Can practice privately on the recommendation of a qualified dentist.

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