They say dentistry is saturated and you won't find the scope even if you see through a microscope. The most common advice these days is ‘Don’t spoil future of your kids by getting them into BDS Course. I wonder why, so much of negativity all around? Is the scenario really very bad these days? Is the truth really very demoralizing? Answer is ‘NO’ A BIG “NO”, rather I would say that we need to change the perception towards our profession..
Let’s do a quick comparison of hourly income of an average Indian dentist with other professionals.
A well placed corporate guy with an experience of 3-5 years, works at least 8 hours daily under hell lot of stress & has an average hourly income of Rs. 500. A general physician has hourly income of around Rs. 2000; provided the consultation fee is Rs. 500 & he gets to see 4-5 patients every hour.
Whereas when it comes to a dentist, the hourly income varies based on skills, Location of practice & with every treatment but it is far better.
In short sky is the limit!! When the hourly income is so high, where's the problem?