Minimum MD in Periodontics

Minimum experience of 2 to 8 yearsis required

The tasks an Periodontistis expected to perform include:Diagnosing and treating inflammatory and destructive diseases of investing and supporting tissue of teeth

Cleaning and polishing teeth, eliminating irritating margins of fillings and correcting occlusions

Performing surgical procedures to remove diseased tissue using dental instruments

Establishing recall treatment program to monitor oral health practices

Skilled in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum diseases

In-depth knowledge of gingivitis and other serious diseases of the gums

Efficient in performing cosmetic surgery of gums

Proficient in treating bones that support the gums

Knowledge of gum care and general mouth health

Not required

Strong interpersonal skills

Patient predisposition

Excellent analytical ability

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

It is not 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 are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system is 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 consideredhazardous

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

Forfreshers- ?16,000 to ?24,000 per month

For candidates with experience - ?30,000 to ?60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Health Care Sector

According to a report by India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020, on the back of increased population growth in India's low income communities.

Large investments by private sector players are likely to contribute significantly to the development of India's hospital industry and the sector is poised to grow to US$ 100 billion by the year 2015 and further to US$ 280 billion by 2020.

Private sector's share in healthcare delivery is expected to increase from 66 per cent in 2005 to 81 per cent by 2015. Private sector's share in hospitals and hospital beds is estimated at 74 per cent and 40 per cent, respectively.

The diagnostic market is the fastest growing segment of India's healthcare industry, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), with the segment forecasted to grow to US$ 17 billion by 2021. The Indian scenario ischaracterised by rising consciousness of self-image and increased awareness for oral hygiene aimed at overcoming ailments caused by harmful eating habits. Thus, dental care and related services bring great potential for employment and strong career options for aspiring Periodontists nationwide.

Government and private dental hospitals

Dental/medical colleges

Dental care clinics


Cities and towns across India