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So I've been looking around and each website I find is some giant salary website with a million averages and ranges. One said 5 different averages for a general dentist being from 80k to 400k...

So I need some input from some people who actually know -

General Dentist and orthodontist are the two I'm interested in. endo maybe too.

DON'T SAY "Don't do it for the money blah blah blah because you'll hate it if thats all you want yada yada". I want to be a dentist. I just want to know what kind of money I'll be making. that's all ;) thank you all.

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Been in GP practice for 26 years and earn 1.1M
 
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Someone I know earns 1.2 mil/year after working as a general dentist for 7 years.
 

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http://forums.studentdoctor.net/thr...ht-out-of-dental-school.966663/#post-13344078
^ Either information is missing in these self-reported salaries or this is a lie: If you make $112k, there's no way you pay so much in taxes that you'd end up with ONLY $62k! http://www.dinkytown.net/java/TaxEZ1040.html

ditto, even if the person lived in CA, it should be no more than 38% (state 9% and federal 28%). In general expect starting pay to be around 100-125k and 80-100k if you're in NY or LA. Keep in mind you're a rookie dentist so you prove it before you earn it. the dude needs a CPA or at least a competent one

And no you dont need a GPR to work in most places. The poster mentioning that probably wanted to work in a highly saturated area where a GPR is required. I worked in Phoenix as an associate with no GPR
 
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