Minimum Post-graduate with specialization in Paediatric Dentistry

Minimum experience of 1 to 4 yearsis required

The tasks a Paediatric Dentist is expected to perform include:

Providing dental care for infants, children and adolescents

Fabricating space maintainers designed for patients

Treating primary and secondary teeth

Constructing and placing bridges, dentures and obturating appliances suitable for growing arches

Managing patients with behavioural problems or handicapping conditions

Counselling and advising patients and family on growth and development of dental problems of the patient

Providing preventive services through use of fluorides and sealants

Instructing patient and family members on dental care

Efficient in examining teeth and diagnosing patients' dental conditions by using tools such as X-rays

Proficient in assessing treatment options and agreeing on treatment plans with patients

Skilled in restoring teeth affected by decay, and treating gum disease

Efficient in maintaining patients' dental records

Equipped to manage budgets and maintain stocks of equipment

Knowledge of new developments through structured continuing professionaleducation

Not required

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Patient predisposition

Manual dexterity

Excellent analytical ability

Creative bent of mind

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

It is not a desk job

Need to handlesupervise a team of interns 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 notlisted as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

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

For freshers - ?10,000 to ?20,000 per month

For candidates with experience - ?50,000 to ?75,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Healthcare 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 ischaracterized by rising healthconsciousness and increased demand for procedures that are aimed at enhancing oral hygiene and well being at an earlier stage as well. Thus, medical/dental care and related services offer great potential for employment and strong career options for aspiringPaediatricDentists nationwide.

Government and private dental hospitals

Dental/medical colleges

Dental care clinics

Cities and towns across India