A dental career can be richly rewarding… or a source of near-constant frustration.
When The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they would still want to be a dentist if they could do it all over again, two out of three said they would still choose dentistry. One in three said that, knowing what they know now, they would change professions.
“I love being a dentist. I have been practicing over 40 years, and I look forward to going to work every day,” said an Oklahoma dentist.
Jim Du Molin and Julie Frey discuss dentists’ thoughts on choosing a dental career in this video.
“I make a nice living, but I would not do this again. I would rather be a plumber!” declared a Minnesota dentist.
Said an Arizona dentist, “I enjoy cosmetic dentistry, and my practice has evolved into a boutique-type office with a connection to overall health. I love it!”
“Being a dentist has been a true disappointment to a lifelong dream. I acquired an extreme amount of debt, I’m disillusioned and exhausted, and, frankly, it doesn’t pay enough for the abuse,” complained an Alabama dentist. “I just do not enjoy it!”
What would you advise a young person considering a career in dentistry?