“Dental schools once took this into consideration with dentists’ children who applied,” mentioned one dentist. “They know the field, the life, and are more likely to give better service because they aren’t there for the money.”
Here’s how it breaks down:
- 22% of dentists had a parent in dentistry
- 16% have a child in dentistry
- 16% have a sibling in dentistry
- 30% have another relative in the dental industry
For some, it’s a long family tradition. “My mother, aunt, grandfather, and great aunt were all dentists,” said one doctor. “I am a third generation dentist,” shared an oral surgeon.
Read more: Dentistry: It’s All in the Family