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Richa Pande

Yes, Communication skills play an important role in being a successful dentist. As far as having some spare time is considered, being a dentist is a blessing in disguise.
Once you start a career as a dentist, you could either start your own practice, join a residency to gain further experience or join an already established dental practice as an associate. Unlike Medicine, where doctors are called in for emergency every other minute, dentistry does allow you to schedule your time and see patients in the designated time table.
A typical general dentist usually works 5-6 days/week around 8 hrs/day. When you are a fresh graduate, you want to work a little more than others so you can pay off your loans faster,but at the end of the day, it is entirely upon you(or the practice you are working at)that how much you would want to work.
Many dentists once settled, work for 3-4 days/week and establish a perfect balance between their professional and personal lives.

Answered 9 years ago

Richa Pande