Characteristics of a Great Dentist

Characteristics of a Great Dentist
October 26, 2018 Comments Off on Characteristics of a Great Dentist Health Pandora Kornfeld


If you have dreams of one day becoming a dentist then it is important that beyond the educational side of things, that you also possess the characteristics which all great dentists should. I often speak with kids at schools in my area to offer them tips on different career choices and I usually like to get the information straight from the horse’s mouth. With this in mind I spoke to my local Swindon dentist to find out what she believes are the attributes, traits and characteristics which all great dentists should possess, take a look and see if you have them. 


Much like in any other medical field the advancements in dentistry are frequent and in order for you to stay on top of your game and offer your patients the best treatment available, you must ensure that you have a studious nature. 


It is fair to say that not many people enjoy going to the dentist, in fact most people loathe it, so you need to be sure that you are a patient person. Patience will be required when you have a nervous patient in your care and it will be up to you to look after them and make them feel as at ease as you possibly can. 


For you to spend your career looking into people’s mouths you must have a real dedication to the profession of dentistry. Whilst you could remark that passion is required in many fields, this is far more true in the world of dentistry because simply put, if you do not have a passion for it, you are going to get sick pretty quickly. 

Communication Skills 

Again, much like in many other branches of medicine a dentist must be able to communicate well, offering information in a clear and succinct manner. This communication is not only to keep the patient well informed of what is going on but also the dental nurse and the reception staff, who all need clear instructions. 


If you want to make a splash in the world of dentistry and become a great dentist you must possess high quality skills and gain a reputation for the quality of your work. There is a basic level which every dentist must achieve but if you are ambitious then you must work hard to ensure that you are handling patients with a high standard of work. 


 Asa dentist you must not only keep an eye on the quality of your work but also the service which the entire surgery is offering. People not only expect great dental care when they come into the dentist, they also expect to be treated in a kind and welcoming way. As a dentist it is up to you to not only deliver tis service but ensure that everyone else in the business is doing the same. 

How many of these attributes do you already possess?

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