Dental Salaries

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  1. scist2

    scist2 Junior Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me or show me a website regarding information on dentist salaries as well as average hours per week. I have found many such sites about medical doctors and specialties but none for dentists showing the differences between an orthodontist and a oral surgeon for example.

    thanks
    Steve
     
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  3. DrDMD05

    DrDMD05 Senior Member

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    check out the ADA site, (ada.org) it list all specialties with their average salaries.
     
  4. Jerry hello!

    Jerry hello! Junior Member

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    This thread seems like a good place to ask about something I've wondered about for awhile. Whenever I see ads for practices for sale, it may say something like "55% overhead." What is included in overhead? Does it include the salaries of employees? If so, I would assume that anything left after overhead is the dentist's pre-tax income? Just wondering. Thanks.
     
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    DrDMD05 Senior Member

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    "Whenever I see ads for practices for sale, it may say something like "55% overhead." What is included in overhead? Does it include the salaries of employees?"
    Yes, all expenses including employees salaries. So if you bring in 500,000 with 55% overhead your pretaxed personal income is 225,000. Then uncle sam gets 39% of that! Usually endo practices have very low overhead with a great income potential.
    SEEK ENDO
    DMD.

     
  6. Like others have mentioned, the amount you pull in is not just dependent on the specialty you're in.

    For example, I remember a thread from a guy on predental.com that stated his dad is a GD and pulls in a 7figure income. I also know the chair of Pediatrics in SFran grosses $80K a month (my cousin is a recetionist in her office).

    Yes, oral surgeons and orthos do make more on average than a GD, but think about the years and income potential lost in training an additional 4-6 years for OMFS and the time involved. Do you really need to make $250K as a specialist instead of settling for half of that as a GD?

    Jerry:
    as for overhead, you also have to factor in retirement plans for your employees, insurance, updating new equipment, cost for material used, labwork costs, and costs of continuing education for your staff and yourself....ummm...that's all I can add to the overhead list right now.

    [This message has been edited by dds2b (edited March 28, 2001).]
     
  7. Hmmm...DrDMD05...maybe Dr. Dick can answer this question. After all, he is the moderator of the dental forum and a dentist himself... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]....or is he too busy shooting the sequel to 'Meet the Parents' as you know who? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Dr. Pedo

    Dr. Pedo Senior Member

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    Yes, I wonder if Dr. Moderator would help answer this question. It is amazing the other forums have interactions with their moderators----yet are only interaction with ours, is the deletion of our threads!

     

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