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Do dentists have residencies?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Thebeyonder, Aug 6, 2000.

  1. Thebeyonder

    Thebeyonder Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2000
    Earth, for now
    I would like to know if dentists do
    residencies, and if so, how many hours a
    week do they have to work during these
    On the whole how many hours does a dentist
    or an oral surgeon work per week?
    What are the different salary grades
    for dentists?
    Thanks for any info.

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  3. DBEAR

    DBEAR Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2000
    After graduating from dental school about 50% of dentist decide to do a residency. About 30% do a GPR(general practice residency) or a AEGD(advanced education in general dentistry). A GPR is based in a hospital and you would rotate though the different specialties and also do rotations in internal medicine, anest., dermatology, and emergency med. But each program is different. While an AEGD residency is dental school based and more concentrated on learning about the newer technologies and material in dentistry. The final 20% specialize in the 9 recognized specialties of dentistry ( ortho, oral surg,perio,endo pedo and prosth making up the majority of the 20%). All the residencies have hours between 50-60 hrs a wk. depending on the program but oral surgeons usually work more like 70hrs do to them being on call all the time. As for salaries, gp dentist as well as specialist make plenty of money. You should not go into the field for money because you will probably hate what you are doing 10 years from now. I know that this is an important but all you really need to know is that you will have plenty of money for you and to support your family

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