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Anyone switch from Dentistry to Medicine?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by j66, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. j66

    j66 Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was just wondering for those who have done this successfully or are thinking about doing it, what are your reasons for switching from dentistry to medicine?
     
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  3. jayangelo

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  4. Not sure why you bumped a ten year old thread, but anyway, dentistry -- like medicine -- self-selects. I'm not a dentistry basher, but plenty of people go that route because they don't want to deal with some of the crappier things inherent to medicine. I don't blame them.

    Would think that the "majority" of DDS/DMD -> MD people are going to be the ones who decide that they're way more bored with general dentistry than previously thought.
     
  5. IlDestriero

    IlDestriero Ether Man Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    The ivory tower.
    OMFS guys are often have dual degrees. Though I don't think they chose that route because they were bored with dentistry, but rather wanted to do more complex reconstructions.
     
  6. jayangelo

    jayangelo

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    Would think that the "majority" of DDS/DMD -> MD people are going to be the ones who decide that they're way more bored with general dentistry than previously thought.[/QUOTE]

    That's why they go for specialties like Public Health Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Oral Surgeon), Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and General Dentistry.

    Btw being a dentist has it's perks:
    -Flexible hours
    -No on-calls
    -Good salary
    -less stress

    There was one dentist guy who said "My M.D friends prefer to look a diseased vagina rather than a diseased tooth.":laugh:
     

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