Minimum MD in Prosthodontics

Minimum experience of 2 to 8 yearsis required

The tasks a

Prosthodontistis expected to perform include:

Restoring and maintaining oral functions

Recording physiologic position of jaws to determine shape and size of dental prostheses using face bows, dental articulators and other recording devices

Replacing missing teeth and associated oral structures with artificial teeth to improve chewing, speech and appearance

Correcting natural and acquired deformation of mouth and jaws by using prosthetic appliances

Knowledge of teeth alignment, oral structures, jaw movements, repairing, reline and rebase of various fixtures, etc.Skilled in the use of permanent fixtures such as crowns, bridges or removable fixtures such as dentures, prostheses, etc.Efficient in taking impressions of patients' jaws and teeth to determine the shape Expertise in dealing with traumatic injuries,diseases, birth defects, etc.In-depth knowledge of bonding and bleaching procedures

Not required

Strong interpersonal skills

Patient predisposition

Excellent analytical ability

Manual dexterity

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 maybeavailable

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 considered hazardous

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

For freshers - 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 and deformities. Thus, dental care and related services bring great potential for employment and strong career options for aspiring Prosthodontists nationwide.

Government and private dental hospitals

Dental/medical colleges

Dental care clinics


Cities and towns across India