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Oral Surgery

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Xyy22, Jul 6, 2001.

  1. Xyy22

    Xyy22 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001

    I was just wondering how demanding the profession of Oral Surgery is? LIke how many hours per week do they work, how stressful it is, and how much do they make a year. I would also like to know how demanding the residency is. I would be very thankful for any insight.
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  3. ubcdmd2005

    ubcdmd2005 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    Oral surgery is one of the most demanding dental specialties both because of the long post-dmd/dds training of 4-6 yrs and the possibility of working in a hospital and doing on-calls like an MD. The salarys can range from 200,000 to 500,000+ after only a couple years of working. Some work in hospitals and some work in private surgery centers. As for stress it can also range because some just extract wisdom teeth yet others do emergency work in hospitals. I've seen job ads for oral surgeons listing 35hr 4day work weeks and 500,000+. You can check out some job postings at Some have lots of info about work weeks and salary.
  4. toofache32

    toofache32 10+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Well said.

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