The Top 5 Problems Faced by Every Dentist in India

Dr Abhyudaya Srivastava

The author is a dentist currently working in New Delhi. He liked to write in Hindi and English
and draws cartoons too. He is soon coming out with his humorous novel about the love life of dentist titled 'Lying Through My Teeth'.

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TOP FIVE PROBLEMS EVERY INDIAN DENTIST FACES – Dr. Abhyudayda Shrivastava

In this article, the author is talking about the top 5 problems that are faced by every Indian dentist who is planning to run his professional dental practice. Some of the points raised are related to the system and some to the daily in practice incidences that will test the patience of a dentist.


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Introduction:

Dentistry is a global profession practiced all over the World. But the scenario of dentistry in India is very different from other developed countries. That’s why there is the need to understand the issues related to dentistry from an Indian point of view.

There is no shortage of talent. India has an abundance of smart and hard working dentists. But for any dentist to be successful there are many other associated factors, which need to be in order.

This is where Indian Dental Scenario is lacking. In this series of articles, I will be discussing some of the most relevant points that affect an Indian Dentist.

In this series of articles, I will be discussing some of the most relevant points that affect an Indian Dentist.



1. Clinic Location: Where to locate my dental practice?

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If you’re in a tier II city, you might still find a place where there are no dentists within a one-kilometer radius.

But in metros, there are soon going to be more dental clinics than grocery shops. We have a brigade of fresher dentists opening new clinics every year and everyone knows that the awareness for dentistry is more in the big cities.

So, everyone is starting their practice in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai – which means that now when you google ‘dentists in Uttam Nagar, Delhi’, your screen explodes with data overload.



The guidelines for choosing a clinic location have also been modified owing to these recent developments. Now the seniors advise you to open where there are less than ten dentists around the clinic and then advertise like there is no tomorrow.

Earlier, it used to be a matter of shame if you sent out regular pamphlets and stuck posters on walls. Now your poster is right next to the poster of ‘Fastest Wifi Connection’ and ‘PG Hostels for Boys’.

Now your poster is right next to the poster of ‘Fastest Wifi Connection’ and ‘PG Hostels for Boys’.

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Promotion or advertisement has now become one of the most crucial aspects related to the location of your clinic. You might be located anywhere, but without promotional activities, your practice will not pick up pace. So, along with location hunting the other problem to solve is How to Promote your dental practice?

In one of the previous articles, we had discussed the 2 best ways to promote your dental practice based on your location.

2 Best Ways to Market Your Dental Practice – Dental Practice Management

In this article, we will discuss on 2 most effective ways for the promotion of your dental practice. Use these 2 ways to make your dental practice more popular. The trick to successful dental practice management The Mantra of Promotion in Dental Practice Management In simple words – it’s the world of promotion and marketing.



2.Wax Carving: There has to be a better way

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In college, we have all carved models of teeth on wax blocks.

The flakes of wax would be found for the coming weeks in the corners of our bags, in our hair, food, everywhere.

Students would carve at restaurants, canteens, on the staircase, in the library and then they would come up with a masterpiece that would look beautiful. Just not like a tooth.

So then the carving would get rejected and the ordeal would begin again.



It is to teach us the contours of the teeth, but aren’t there better ways? Getting a carving rejected by the oral pathology is so traumatic, it makes us criminals and thieves. We start stealing others’ carvings or hiring others to do our dirty work.

It turns men into monsters! It has to stop!

Wax Carving

The carving sessions can be made more interactive and fun for the students. It will be fruitful only when they start enjoying it rather than being forced into it to finish the quota.

To make it more interactive and interesting teachers also need to give more efforts rather that just giving a single demo (when all the 100 BDS students fight like ants to get a view of the carving).

If taught properly, then the tooth carving can be a great asset to students.


One of the dentists has previously discussed how Tooth Carving teaches a lot about Life and Success. You can read the article below:

WAX CARVING AND HOW THEY TEACH YOU SUCCESS

Wax tooth carving is one of the most memorable part of Dental Surgeon’s education life. Its a serious work and as well as fun. Pic Courtesy : kmdental.com It gives you a clear cut idea on the anatomy of all the tooth in a human mouth and this is essential for a dental student before handing and working on real tooth.


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