SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have had a new profound respect for dentist, I think the statement is true that no one calls a dentist a doctor until they have a toothache and need help bad................. I have gone thru recent tooth pain that hollly crap.... was the worse pain ever. I really respect the field. I was wondering why did those who entered the field go to dental school, be striaght up. Did you consider medical school? Did you change careers to get into dental school, do you regret it? Do you enjoy the field, what would you have done if you were not a dentist or dental school? Any non traditionals in your class, if so what did they do before in their career? How come I always hear extremes of stories from I know this millionaire dentist, to a dentist posting on here that cant even get a full-time associate position in So Cal, is the field that saturated in certain areas? Do you have to have that much of dexterity? Does practicing get to your eyes or back after a while? Thanks for your time and responses.