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Net income for general practitioners increased 5.3% from 1999 to 2000, for an average of $166,460 per year. Specialists' incomes increased 8.6% during the same period, yielding an annual average of $261,280. Much additional information about dentists' incomes, gross billings, and expenses can be found in "Income from the Private Practice of Dentistry," from the 2001 Survey of Dental Practice. The report includes separate sections on owner dentists, solo dentists, and employed dentists.


wow had no idea it was that high. Seems alittle too high almost, what do you guys think?
 

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I guess the percentage of dental school applicants has increased more!
 

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I think those are figures for the average sole practitioners.
 

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Let them keep going up up and up!!!

My school isn't very tution friendly :laugh:
 

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I've been an endodontist for 18 years.

( Those numbers are right. )
 

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endotom , what are the numbers like if you are considering part time teaching and part time Practice.
Also is there anyone who is consideting joint DDS/Phd. I know Uconn is offering the degree but the info on the site is kind of vague. Is there anyone who is in the program now or considering that program? Also how realistic is it?

Thank you so much, everyone. SDN is great
 

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I m considering the DDS/PhD program in UCLA, UCSF, and UMB.
But first, I need to get into their dds program first.
 

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Im sure everyone fudges a little when they report their earnings. I wouldnt be surprised if really it was lower. Although I am sure people do make that average and much more.
 

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Regardless of earnings, I'm just glad I'll be in a career in 5 years that won't have me sitting behind a desk pushing papers all day!
 

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Originally posted by Balki
endotom , what are the numbers like if you are considering part time teaching and part time Practice.
Also is there anyone who is consideting joint DDS/Phd. I know Uconn is offering the degree but the info on the site is kind of vague. Is there anyone who is in the program now or considering that program? Also how realistic is it?

Part time teaching in the schools I looked at are around $30k/year depending on what you do. Practicing 4 days a week, you gross that in one month. You can't make it in academics teaching part time. Consider it a hobby. You can't run a solo practice or build a practice working it part time. A big part of any dental practice is being there when you are needed, all the time. If you really want to do both, you might teach full time and use the intermural practice facility at the school. That will keep your hands wet, which is important, and supplement your income without having the burdon of doing the buisness end of it.

I really don't know anything about a combined DMD/PhD program. We had a combined Certificate in Endo with an MDS or PhD when I went to UCONN. These, of course were for folks interested in teaching and administration. Some go the MPH after the DMD to do this, too.
 

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THANKS guys!

endotom, your reply was very informative.Thanks for you time and good luck in your teaching!
 

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I have an interest in teaching. As an undergrad, I was a TA and did research. I have to say I enjoyed the TA experience much more than the research. I really enjoy teaching, and can see myself doin it in the future either after retirement or part time.
 

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Actually, if anything, those numbers should probably be higher, if we are refering to private practitioners. Also, those numbers are 3 years old now, so there isn't any reason to believe they aren't higher.
 

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Originally posted by ItsGavinC
Actually, if anything, those numbers should probably be higher, if we are refering to private practitioners. Also, those numbers are 3 years old now, so there isn't any reason to believe they aren't higher.

Except for the economy. :D
When patients are concerned if they will have a job or insurance next month they are more likely to do an amalgam over composite or large restoration over a crown or a partial denture rather than implants. I'm sure incomes have increased in the past 3 years but I'm also sure that they haven't increases as much in the past three years as the did in the three years before then.
 

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Most of my friends have told me that this past july/august/september (typically worst months of the year) was the worst they've ever seen...several said they were getting very worried.

However, they have all said that things are picking up pretty well now.
 
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