Culture, history, future, adventure and it’s a world powerhouse in dentistry
When you think of Brazil, you’re bound to think of pristine beaches, wild lands, tempting food, bright colours, wonderful carnivals and limitless adventure.
That’s all Brazil, but Brazil is so much more. Among other things, Brazil is a world power in dentistry. According to some studies, second only to Sweden.
If you go to Brazil, you should never miss it:
* Admire the colossal statue of Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.
* You can’t miss visiting the lush Amazon River, its impenetrable forests, sailing its waters almost as wide as the sea, being amazed by its native fauna and flora.
* Ride the Pan de Azúcar cable car and fly over the immense city of Rio de Janeiro.
* Visit the impressive Igauzu Falls, 275 cascades of free-falling and violent waterfalls.
* And step on the white sands of the deep and genuine Carioca flavour of the universal Copacabana beach.
Every year between 6 and 7 million people visit Brazil. The third most popular destination in Latin America after Mexico and Argentina.
Brazil is quality tourism. There is no doubt about it. But it is also the second dental power in the world. It trains 9,000 maxillofacial surgeons a year. There are 22,000 dental technicians working in the country. And it has more than 2,200 dental laboratories and more than 220 dental schools of the highest academic level.
Brazil is a wide-open door to the 21st century.
It is part of the BRICS group with China, India, Russia and South Africa. The BRICS, together with Mexico and Argentina, are the emerging countries destined to be the star players of the immediate future.
Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is between 1.5 and 2 billion euros per year. Spain’s is around 1.3 billion euros. Brazil is the tenth largest economy in the world.
With a population of more than 210 million inhabitants, Brazil exports goods worth more than 200.000 millions euros and imports 160 millions euros.
The dental sector sells abroad to more than 130 countries. Brazil employs 315,000 dentists, 15 percent of all dentists in the world. The Brazilian authorities take dental health and the training of highly qualified professionals very seriously.
Another interesting fact is that 20 percent of the best universities and colleges in Latin America are located in Brazil. More than 35,000 students from all over the world choose Brazil for their secondary, university or postgraduate studies.
There is a wide range of dental studies available in Brazil:
* Bachelor’s degree from 4 to 6 years
* Becoming a teacher after 4 years of accredited research
* Masters from one to two academic years
* Doctorate from 3 to 4 years
* Postgraduate courses of one and two years
* Specialisation programmes and courses in different branches of dentistry
Normal courses run from February to December, but there are alternatives and options outside the regular academic time.
If you are thinking of going to study in Brazil, take note of these useful tips:
* You must have a student or work visa
* Universal, public and free health care is available in Brazil.
* You can live, including renting a flat, for between 900/1,200 euros per month.
* Fees for an academic year range from 2,000 to 10,000 euros.
* Some 3,000 foreign students study at Brazilian universities with free scholarships
The best dental specialties to study in Brazil are:
* Maxillofacial surgery
* Oral implantology
* Implantology and zygomatic surgery
* Paediatric dentistry
* Oral rehabilitation and reconstruction
* General Endodontics
* Aesthetic dentistry
* Comprehensive orthodontics and orthopaedics
The covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine make the world’s future uncertain. Everything is in doubt. However, the immediate expectations and perspectives for Brazil, although modest, show positive and hopeful data for the great South American country, according to estimates by different international analysts. For example:
* Inflation for this year will exceed 5 percent, with estimates for 2023 showing the rate falling to 3.5 percent.
* Unemployment is currently above 13 per cent and is expected to fall to 12 per cent next year.
* Per capita income today stands at around 8,500 euros per year. By 2023, economic projections indicate a rise to 9,100 euros.
Brazil is a land of gigantic opportunities and challenges. Everything is big. Moreover, the Brazilian people always know how to emerge from any situation with a broad smile on their lips. This is what its recent history and its historical trajectory say.
If you think of something new, think of Brazil. The standard of dental studies is very high. And living costs are affordable.
Brazil is waiting for you. What are you waiting for?