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Does specialty usually earn more?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by tbcthk, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. tbcthk

    tbcthk Junior Member
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    Hi everyone,

    I want to know how long does it take to be in specialty (4 years dental school + ? years post-graduate + ? years residency)

    for example: ortho.

    And do they usually earn more? how much they earn per year?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. dexadental

    dexadental 1K Member
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    Length and salary of the specialty vary and can range from a year, to 4+ (oral surgery)...really depends on what you want to do. Ortho I believe is a 3 year program at most schools. Most lucrative specialties are ortho/oral surgery (OMFS), and endo. Important thing to remember is that the salaries all vary depending upon location and your own will to earn/work.
     
  4. gator1210

    gator1210 Senior Member
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    Also remember, general dentist have 2-6 years less of school than specialists. And they can do braces, root canals and alot of stuff specialists do. You can be a general dentist and be really good at endo, and treat more root canals if you want.

    Its all about continuing your education after dschool.
     
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    Exactly. I'm all for being a general dentist. And to be honest, I think they make more than enough money to live a great lifestyle.

    All this new stuff (like widespread implant use) is now available for the general dentist to do. So I really look forward to the new tools and procedures we'll be able to use. Arizona Republic just released an article citing grillz as the "must have accessory for hip hop". Ya never know! They may go mainstream! All I know is that we've got alot to look forward to.
     
  6. ItsGavinC

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    The ADA notes that the most lucrative specialties, based on their data, are OMFS, endo, and peds.
     
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    Ortho: $400,000 +
    Start studying now for that 99 on the boards.
     

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