Two-Thirds of Dentists Have Family in Dentistry

Dentists have relatives in dentistryTwo out of three dentists in this survey report that they have a close relative in the dental profession.

“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

About Julie Frey

+Julie Frey is the Editor of blog. She has dedicated her career to Internet marketing and communications, working side-by-side with dental marketing guru Jim Du Molin since 2006. She has a degree in Linguistics from Stanford University, has a passion for language and writing, and lives in San Francisco.


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