SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) So I'm assisting for this dentist that just started her practice... but graduated dental school 8 years ago. And she said, "Dont go to dentistry, ADH03. Dentists have the one of the highest overhead out there. You really wont be earning much cuz 2/3 of what patients pay goes to your bills for the practice. " Is this true or is it just her? Cuz I really like dentistry, but if I'm going to commit time and money, I need to know that I'm making a good investment for my future. AVG dental salary is around $150,000. Is 2/3 of that going to the practice/taxes/expenses? It's bugging me cuz she tells me every other day I work at her practice!!!