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If you won a $10M lottery today...

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by politicallyRite, Apr 30, 2004.

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If you won a $10 million jackpot today, would you still go to dental school?

  1. No

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  2. Yes

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  1. politicallyRite

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    would you still pursue dentistry?
     
  2. Mo007

    Mo007 Gifted Hands
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    I would spend it all on Google.com shares :D - and still persue Dentistry. :rolleyes:
     
  3. vishal_k32801

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    Yes I will but after graduation I will hire a bunch of Dentists to work for me by investing part of 10 mil and make more!

    :love: :love: Love Dentistry! :love: :love:
     
  4. Woodsy

    Woodsy S-D-N Blue Blood
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    I'd probably go through dental school and get my degree. Then invest a bit of my 10 mil to the office just lke vishal. I'd be stupid not to since dentistry makes a ton of money. Then invest in real estate and other stuff. But I probably won't be working too much, I'd work depending on my mood. May be 3 hours a day?
     
  5. Typo

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    Nope. I'd become a concert pianist or begin performing in musicals or plays.
     
  6. aggie-master

    aggie-master Scrub
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    I voted yes, but I was lying to myself.

    With 10 million in the bank, I would put in safe investments and retire at the age of 23.
     
  7. mwsung

    mwsung Senior Member
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    Of course, I would DEFINITELY go to DENTAL School.
    Few reasons why:
    1.debt free oh yeah
    2.no financial worries while schooling
    3.gals gals gals
    4.more money once DDS is obtained
    5.I would work one year, travel the next, back to work for another year, travel, how does that sound?
    6.absolutely invest some. real estate properties/stocks/motels
    7.I don't have to see TOO many patients; just few a day, slack
    since I have enought money anyways
    - doing just nothing would somehow bother me.
     
  8. aphistis

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    Absolutely. Like everyone else, I'd get too bored sitting around playing with toys all day. I'd spend a great deal of time doing charity dental work, both domestic & overseas.
     
  9. Biogirl361

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    yes, because
    1) i would def. spend the 10 mill in a couple years and then where would i be?? :laugh:
    2) i don't think i could stand to sit around all day feeling unproductive. the reason i am doing dentistry is because I need to feel like my life was spent helping others. I am pretty sure i would have a self-esteem crisis if all i did was make my own life better... and this way, i can do both... help others and have a sweet lifestyle myself as well!! dentistry :love:
     
  10. gatorfan99

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    Absolutely! It would be AMAZING to go through dental schools without worring about loans and still have money to build an AWESOME practice from scratch once I graduate! :love:
     
  11. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
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    Yeah, I would, too, finish my DMD degree! :thumbup:
     
  12. ToothMonkey

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    Yes, but I wouldn't work as many hours after graduation. Also, I might "retire" from private practice earlier to take a teaching position.
     
  13. HBomb

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    I think so, but I'm not kidding myself, day to day motivation would be a huge problem.
     
  14. busupshot83

    busupshot83 S.D.N. Vet
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    nope; i would use the money and do real estate
     
  15. Mo007

    Mo007 Gifted Hands
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    No doubt! :D
     
  16. drPheta

    drPheta Some random guy
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    Yup, worked my ass getting into school...worked my ass staying in school. I'm not about to let that work go lead to no DMD. I'd also be bored out of my mind. Instead, I'd keep practicing as a hobby. It'd just be something like a few hours a day or week, and I'd most likely teach.

    Yeah, that'd be a sweet life. Do what I wanted when I wanted.
     
  17. UBTom

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    Not to mention that the salary from teaching in dental school is a great source of petty cash for everyday expenses, while that $10m sits in the bank and collects interest! :D

    And unlike private practice, you don't have a patient pool to worry about-- You let the dental students under your supervision sweat over patient management. So you can take long vacations if you wish without having to worry about an evaporating patient pool.

    Yep, if I already have $10m in the bank, I'm going to teach full-time.
     
  18. the big wand

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    I would set up an Oral-A company... :rolleyes:

    Or, maybe a chocolate factory....mmmm.....chocolate. A dentist who likes sweets. :p
     
  19. comatose

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    absolutely not. i would apply to a good grad school music program and after graduating would probably try out for the New York Philharmonic.
     
  20. critterbug

    critterbug I like big buttz. No Lie!
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    I would still go to school. But, that is soooooo easy to say. 10 mil is a lot of money, and from what I hear, dental school is full of UPs and DOWNs It would sure be alot harder to stay motivated during the downs, but I would sure try!!

    Did I forget to mention that 10 mil is ALOT of money :D
     
  21. critterbug

    critterbug I like big buttz. No Lie!
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    NOW.... if I was ALREADY a dentist and had a nice little practice, no doubt I would continue to practice, as I anticipate loving what I will be doing. But, from all the storys I've heard.....dental school aint too fun, which would make this scenerio so much harder.
     
  22. DcS

    DcS damn the red baron
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    Well, let's see. 10 million, after lottery taxes (which are ridiculous), would be about 6 when uncle sam take his. Even if it were 10 million, i'd still be a dentist.

    Actually me and my friends have a deal. If any one of us wins a ton of money like that, the 1st thing we will do is charter a jet. We will then fly to the nearest Saks, get fitted w/ Armani suits, and then fly to vegas, get the penthouse, and live like absolute pimps for the week :D
     

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