Dental Surgeon


The tasks a Dentist is expected to perform include:

Treating medical diseases and disorders of teeth, gums and soft tissues

Examining mouth and teeth by clinical tests

Arranging dental X-rays or clinical and bacteriological tests through radiologists and pathologists

Examining results of tests and adjacent tissues for minor diseases

Cleaning of teeth and cavities usingscalers,excavators, dental engine, etc. as necessary

Filling cavities with cement, metal or plastic

Extracting loose or decayed teeth using surgical instruments

Making and fitting artificial teeth

Skilled in conducting X-rays and other bacteriological tests

Knowledge of current medical development/technologies

Skilled in diagnosing and treating common dental problems

Skilled in making and fitting dentures

Skilled in using scalers,excavators, dental engine, etc.

Not applicable


Critical thinking




Good eyesight

Good listener


Good communication skills

It is a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Nurses and other Medical Staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs areavailable

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 18,000 to INR 35,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 40,000 to INR 1,00,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players.The Indian Healthcare sector grew from$45 billionin 2008 to$81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around $ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

Due to the rising dental problems in the country, dentists are in great demand. Besides, more and more people have now become conscious about their looks and consult dentists for cosmetic correction of their teeth.In the light of increasing incidents of various dental disorders, the requirement of dentists is growing rapidly. These factors have contributed to better opportunities for Dentist as a profession in terms of remuneration, research and working facilities.

Government and private hospitals


Nursing homes

Cities and towns across India