Advice: debt of dental school

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  1. hmsbrf

    hmsbrf

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    Hi everyone,
    I am posting this thread because I am looking for advice from any dentists or dental students who know more info about the income/salary of a dentist in Canada or the States. I will be going to UDM for dental school starting this fall. The debt from that alone will be around $250 000 (my family is helping me also). In addition to this, I have my debt from my undergrad, which is about $25 000. So in total, I will be in debt of about $275 000 out of dental school. I am a little scared and nervous because it is such a huge amount of money. I am currently debating between taking a year or two off to work and pay off some of my debt and then apply again to dental school. What do you guys think from your own knowledge and experience? Do you reckon I will be fine and able to pay back all of this within the next 10 years while living an alright lifestyle? I searched the income of new graduates and of associate dentists, however I keep hearing that I shouldn't trust these online numbers. I thought about asking the dentist I volunteered with, but it seems a bit too personal and didn't want to intrude. Hope to hear from you guys.
    Thank you everyone! :)
     
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