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Why be a Dentist?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by BGEBROWN, Aug 13, 2000.


    BGEBROWN Junior Member

    Jun 27, 2000
    Bowling Green, Ohio, US
    I am right now entering my Junior year in undergrad. I have decent grades and have the option of applying to and having a good chance of getting into both med school and dental school. My dilemma at this point is that I cannot come to a definite conclusion on which path I want to choose. I have always wanted to be a dentist but now am having second thoughts. Can anyone give me some of the plusses and minuses of being a dentist? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. R06

    R06 New Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Fremont, CA, USA
    My mother is a dentist, and I have watched her enjoy her job my entire life. The best reason for becoming a dentist, however, is that this profession gives you a clear-cut opportunity to build life-long relationships with those you work for. you will notice not many people switch dentists, and if htey do, they don't do it often; this way you get to know your patients for their whole lives, as well as the children and so on. Not to mention, that knowing you are a crucial part of someone's life is a very fulfilling reward.
    But I should warn you, if you're not a people person, you probably shouldn't go into matter how much money you may be able to make.
  4. Rock

    Rock Member 10+ Year Member

    May 9, 2000

    I really don't want to get personal..but could you state more quantitatively as to what the financial rewards are?

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