Career opportunities

Professional Career

The principle career opportunities for Dentistry graduates are:

  • Dental clinics
  • Private consults as a worker or by creating a society or a work team with many specialized dentists
  • Private health centres with dentistry services
  • Public clinics
  • Teaching in public or private universities
  • Teaching in professional and technical formation centres
  • Dentistry services in penitentiary institutions
  • Dentistry services in the army
  • Researchers in universities, private or public foundations

 

Profile of a Dentistry graduate

The profile of a student graduated from dentistry is established on ORDEN CIN/2136/2008, from 03/06, by which the requirements for the verification of official university titles for dentistry is established.

UCAM, the Catholic University of San Antonio of Murcia, and more specifically, the Faculty of Health Sciences, pretends to educate dentists with scientific and humanistic ways to carry out the prevention, diagnostic and treatment of anomalies and the diseases in the teeth, mouth and jaw area. The future dentists do not only need knowledge, but scientific interest as well, a great organizational capacity and empathy inclined towards customer care and service.

They also need to be equipped with:

  • Vocation towards health issues (Biomedical and Social Sciences)
  • Scientific inclination, interest for the investigation and biomedical studies
  • Capacity to search and analyze information
  • Reading comprehension
  • Facility in interpersonal communication (oral and written)
  • Personal initiative and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Positive attitude towards teamwork
  • Willingness to manage material and human resources
  • Motivation to work with advanced technology
  • Facility to learn languages, especially english

To students coming from other educational systems and other titulations, if they pass de age criteria and/or have professional experience, it’s recommended to have knowledge at the secondary education level in subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology.