For those who are planning to take Dentistry as a course in college, please prepare yourself for a financial torture.
Yes! Dentistry is a really expensive course. Unlike other medical courses, Dentists and student dentists are required to buy the not-so-cheap instruments. Dental orthodontic pin cutter instruments are like dentists’ “best friend” and students are trained to familiarize themselves with these instruments. This is the very reason why they are expected to buy these.
Most of the instruments, both manual and automatic, really cost a fortune. If you are not careful with your dental instruments, you will end up losing them. This is true especially for dental students. Dental students, because they have to juggle between education and clinical practice, would always fight over lost instruments. This kind of situation would not only lose you money but may also cause emotional trauma. A sample scenario: Student A lost a very expensive instrument and he accused Student B of stealing it. Student B would be really agitated especially if the accusation is not true. So, the result? A friendship broken and wasted money because of a lost instrument.
Parents should be fully aware of the expenses that are associated with the dentistry course. Parents should help their future dentists in making the right decisions when choosing the right dental instruments. I know parents would not want to settle for anything less so you always choose the one with excellent quality. However, you have to keep in mind that not all instruments need to be expensive for it to function excellently. The key here is the proper knowledge of the uses of the instrument and the skill to handle it well.
In spite of all these, dental students can really benefit from the durability of these instruments. Some of these really last a lifetime – and I mean this literally! All it takes is your tender-loving care.