SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) We all know that there are many dentists that own their own practice. There are even quite a few dentists that own their own office, this saves them about 4% overhead (usually about $48,000 a year), but couldn't a dentist own their own dental laboratory too? Since a dental lab. generally runs for 8% of expenses than a dentist can save 8% or more of overhead in owning one (and they're usually cheaper than buying an office or a practice too). In addition to that a dentist could make money off of the laboratory all together in serving other dentists. Thoughts?