Fares Akl

About the job:

What you do

As a Dentist, you diagnose and treat problems with the teeth, gum and other parts of the mouth. You repair the teeth that are damaged. You also advise patients on how to prevent these problems.

The tough stuff

As a Dentist, you will have to:

  • Study for more than 5 years to qualify
  • Understand your patients
The cool stuff

As a Dentist, you will get to:

  • Help heal patients and relieve them of painful sensations
  • Make a steady income
  • Specialize according to your interest
  • Possibly be your own boss
Typical work hours
  • 40-50 hours per week
  • Emergency when needed

As a dentist, most of your work is during the day but you may have to respond to occasional emergencies that can happen any time.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Dexterity (hands and fingers)
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Degree in Dentistry
  • Masters degree for specialization in a specific field such as Orthodontics or Oral Surgery
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

There’s a lot more to being a dentist than you think! It looks easy in the clinic but there’s a lot of study and training behind the scenes, Dr. Fares Akl explains, and your personality makes all the difference! Are you calming and trustworthy? Watch the Nooreed Insider Interview with Fares and see if you have what it takes to be a dentist!


Dr. Fares Akl has his own private practice in Lebanon and is a doctor in Dental Surgery. His specialties include Periodontolgy/Implantology Cosmetic Dentistry Facial Aesthetics IV sedation.