I've been wondering about this for a long while and I want to see what you guys think about it.... Is there a big disavantage for being a "young" dentist? I'll be 25 when I come out; I'll still be young, fresh, and handsome. The reason why I asked is because i went to pay for my car insurance the other day and after talking to the insurance lady for a while, she told me "aren't you too young to be a dentist?" ....I told her I'll have 4 years to get old, and she told me "even at 25 you're still too young, I want my doctor to be at least 30. My dentist is 50." That insurance lady is kindda "old" herself. Also, this morning I was listening to a political debate on abc (it might be cbs), and they were making an analogy, and i remember one guy said, "at the end of the day, we want our dentists to be old and been around for many years"....the analogy was directed to Obama and the guy was saying how Obama is too young and inexperience to be the president. I mean, is it that big of a deal if you look young and you're a dentist? At the end of the day, isn't it about skills and not how old you look? Is this "one" of the reasons why old dentists are making more than young dentists?