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Starting salary for a dentist

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by smi, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. smi

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    Does anyone know how much a dentist makes right after college? I have information from various Internet sources about average dentist's salary, but I need the real proof. Does anyone know someone who just came out of college and started working?

    Thanks.
     
  2. toothlord

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    good answer tooth-lord! :))
     
  4. smi

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    Your answer does not help me nor your other post. Let me rephrase again. Does any one know a dentist who just got out of a dental school and started working? I would like to know how much he/she is making. The salary information on the Internet is too broad and covers all dentists in the US.

    Thanks for replying.
     
  5. stomat

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    Hi smi!
    I know the girl who after 3 years in NYU and 2 years postgrad in endo started with 150 000$. Not bad, I guess!
     
  6. toothmail

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    not bad but not all that good either! i was hoping we would be making that much after DDS! :( does it take a PG to make 150 thou? :(
     
  7. toothlord

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    frankly toothmail is 150k bad:(?
     
  8. toothmail

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    no toothlord...150 k is not bad at all! but what i was sad about was the fact that this person who earns that much has a post graduate degree in addition to a dds!! it seemed like we need to study so many years before we can think of 150k! most people have been telling me that with a dds, the usual earning as an associate is 80k....thats pretty disappointing!
     
  9. LestatZinnie

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    maybe my standard is too low, but I think $80k is a pretty good salary- it's not low by any means. the only situation where I think it's low is if you went to a very expensive school. if you go to a cheap school, you'll live well with $80k/yr.
     
  10. toothmail

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    this just goes to show that everything is a matter of perspective! :D
     
  11. theone

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    hey guys,,

    i am working in the middle east, and i am earning more than 100 000 $ yearly,,
    its my 1st year still after graduation,,,
    is it like USA here?

    i thought in USA u earn a fortune as soon as u graduate ? advise me plzz
     
  12. bpl77

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    you mean more than 100,000 US dollars per year ??

    mmm....thats a surprise I do know that many of indian doctors even with postgrad in India start up with Rs 80,000/month.
    coming to your question... in US dentists earn 85 K per year average and this is before tax money.If you calculate the taxes as far as california is concerned you might get 55 -60 K in hand depending on the individual .

    sang
     
  13. Giffy

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    Hey theone,
    thats amazing! Where do you practice in the middle east? Bcos i was also under the impression that dentists earn maximum in the United states. well i am really glad that you are doing so well
    Best of luck
    Giffy
     
  14. pinktooth

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    :wow: what man.........I had another mandibular dislocation.help
     
  15. theone

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    hi all,,

    to tell u the truth i am earning around 50000 $ a year, but paying 0% tax, plus they are providing accomodation + transportation, around 15000 $,, so i figured it out to be like more than 100000$ in USA as there is tax there.. right? correct me please if not true.

    the place where i work in is Saudi Arabia,

    have a gr8 time,
     
  16. toothlord

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    in which country your working,heaven?
     
  17. ddsapply13

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    maybe my standard is too low, but I think $80k is a pretty good salary- it's not low by any means. the only situation where I think it's low is if you went to a very expensive school. if you go to a cheap school, you'll live well with $80k/yr.

    i agree with tooth mail.. and the good news is that general dentists make much more than 200000$ anually in private practice depending on the person's abilities. And overall it all depends on how much you wish for after settling into practice.If you want 80000$ and are happy with it, you will never get more..I have 2 friends who after graduation and GPR entered practice and are earning above the figures i told you in one year. so remember sky is the limit, until you aim too low and make it an employers market.
     
  18. toothlord

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    the whole issue depends on what you want and what you need.
     

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