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Orthodontist Vs. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Salary

Discussion in 'Dental' started by M.Saj, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. M.Saj

    M.Saj Junior Member

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    I had a couple of questions on average salaries of an orthodontist vs. that of a cosmetic plastic surgeon. I have looked at many websites that give possible salaries, but most of them give an average number of less that $200,000 for each of the professions, which does not seem accurate.

    So could someone please list the average salary for both profession with the amount of hours per week?

    Also on average do orthodontists earn more than most surgeons?

    I am not sure if it matters but in city, state of Orlando Fl.
     
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  3. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
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    Boring!!

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  4. What makes you think that anyone reading this thread would happen to (accurately) know the average salaries for both these professions AND the average hours?
    Maybe there's a reader who is president of the Greater Orlando Association of Orthodontists Who Used to Be Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons? (GOAOWUTBCPS) Join today!
     
  5. anamod

    anamod Senior Member
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    The funny thing is most dental students are such sheep that they would join this group if they gave out free pizza or claimed to do great things for you, but when you ask them about what is so great they have no clue (ASDA and ADEA)
     
  6. River13

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    avg for ortho: 350k
    ortho makes less than oral surgery AND endodotics, according to latest ADA surveys

    Plastic surg? who knows...
     
  7. Omahahahaha

    Omahahahaha Senior Member
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    and more importantly, who cares? What does plastic surgery have to do with the dental profession anyways?
     
  8. Aurora

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    Where did you get the ADA survey information?

    Thanks
    Aurora
     
  9. Calculus1

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    Probably from JADA
     
  10. Mo007

    Mo007 Gifted Hands
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    Plastic Surgeons with 3 years experience in 2002: (Low - Median - High) $196,711 - $306,047 - $411,500 .
     
  11. River13

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    In 1998 and 1999 the ADA survey center released specialist versions of the income surveys they do for general dentistry each year. These were also done in 1993. All are available though the ADA survey center to buy (like 100 bucks each), or via interlibrary loan through your HSC library. The latter is the way I got them. There have also been some articles in JADA over the last 4 years I've been reading it.
     
  12. M.Saj

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    I would like to thank those that actually took time out to answer parts of my question. For the other, no one is forcing you to reply so move the hell on instead of posting bs replies!
     
  13. Mo007

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    I thought it was the other way round.

    If ortho is more competitive than OMS, shouldn't the salary be more for ortho too?

    Endo is the most difficult to get in, and the highest paid right?
     
  14. River13

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    More competitive doesn't equal greater salary. A lot of it has to do with working conditions and risks associated with each specialty. There's a lot of perks to ortho besides salary. I'm just guessing...all I know is those are the results of the surveys.

    If you do a gpr, endo becomes easier to get into than ortho or oms, but right out of school, I would say its harder.
     
  15. Mo007

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    If ortho makes less than oral surgery, and ortho's average is $350K, what is the average for oral surgery?
     
  16. oms fan

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    I don't know what the accurate average is for OMS but I do know one in my city that is rumored (pretty reliable) to make seven figures a year!!! another makes easily 600k or so. man that is a lot of cash. i think the average must be much lower than that though.
    Just found this site for OMS: http://www.studentdoc.com/maxofacial-salary.html
     

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