Dentist Salary: 2 Out of 3 Dentists Say They Are Not Wealthy (video)

Dentist Salary: 2 Out of 3 Dentists Say They Are Not WealthyAccording to the ADA website, the average dentist salary for an independent private dental practitioner who owns all or part of his or her practice in 2009 was $192,680 for a general practitioner and $305,820 for a specialist.

Considering the state of the economy, we wondered if this is still an accurate financial assessment of dental incomes.

The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they think that they are wealthy. Two out of three dentists said no, they are not in fact wealthy.

“The idea that all dentists are wealthy is absurd,” wrote a Minnesota dentist. “The public has no idea what it costs to run a dental clinic. Lab bills are $12,000 a month. Salaries are $20,000 a month. Add in equipment, rent, liability insurance, and of course, endless supplies, and now you have some very serious overhead. In reality, dentists must produce so very much revenue before they pay themselves that very few dentists are truly wealthy.”

Click on Play to watch the video and hear what dentists are saying about being wealthy –

Do you feel that most dentists are wealthy? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.


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  • Cdmcleanup

    What general dentists are netting almost 200K/ year now ? Not in my neighborhood in San Diego. I’ve been in practice 28+ years and with the economy going in the tank we are netting 130-150K/yr. I was netting 245K up until mid 2008 and then WHAM!!!

    Practitioners doing 200K + now must be running a Meth Lab on the side. 

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