17 June 2014 ~ Comments Off on Singapore – The Road to Become a License Orthodontist

Singapore – The Road to Become a License Orthodontist

The road to become a licensed dental orthodontist is a long one. It takes a lot of effort and dedication. Although it’s a weary journey to pass, you’ll be rewarded since it is one of the highest paying jobs in the world. What’s even more rewarding is that you can help people improve their appearance and enhance their self-confidence.


In Singapore, Orthodontist solves every problem you have with regards to your denture. Therefore, it will give you the perfect smile. Most of the time, many people think that tooth doctor is not working.

What is an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists or dental care providers are specially trained individuals who are focused on repairing and preventing tooth damage and other dental problems such as misaligned jaws, crooked teeth, underbites and overbites. Before they can complete that, they need to complete several trainings and education.


How Do You Become an Orthodontist?

As said, becoming a certified orthodontist is very difficult duty. It’s like facing all challenges in one time. Usually, it takes 10-12 years of formal education before you can acquire a license in the field of Orthodontics.

First, you need to obtain a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree (most of the time Bachelor of Science but Bachelor of Arts will do). After that, you will enter into a dental university and study for four (4) agonising years to sharpen your knowledge about dentistry. After you completed 8 years in a university, you will be required to accomplish at least 2-year Master’s degree to broaden your understanding about dental care. Then, after completion of the said education, you’ll proceed to one-year training.

It’s not the end yet since you will have to take a board certification examination. Upon passing this examination, you are officially a certified orthodontist.

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