SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Does anybody else see the flood of new dental schools as a threat to the profession. It seems like every other year a new school is announced. I know the theory is that flooding the market with dentists will solve the access to care issue but I think most people would agree that is a load of crap. Especially with a number of these schools charging $75K per year for four years and putting out 75-100 new dentists each year. Many of these schools are envisioning dental programs as a profit center and don't necessarily have the best interests of the students or the profession. Burdening a bunch of new dentists with a few hundred thousand in student loans will ultimately do little to address the problems with access to care. Any ideas? Is there any way to slow this trend?