Dentists Really Do Drive Sports Cars (VIDEO)

It turns out that the stereotype of dentists driving sports cars isn’t just a silly fiction. In our survey, 60% of dentist respondents admitted they have owned a sports car.

Even more remarkably, fully one in four dentists in this survey has owned a Porsche.

Read more: The Stereotype Is Kind of True: Many Dentists Do Have Porsches!

Dentists Open to Driving Electric Cars

4 of 5 dentists would drive an electric carFour out of five dentists are open to driving an electric car. In fact, 16% of dentist respondents say they already own an electric or hybrid car.

In this survey, 23% of dentists said they would love to get an electric car, and 42% would consider purchasing one.

“Most dentists I know give more back to their community than they spend on their car,” offered one dentist, a subtle comment against the stereotype of dentists who drive sports cars.

Here are some further comments on cars from dentists:

  • “I love my Prius, but would love even more being able to recharge from my home.” (New York dentist)
  • “Expensive sports cars and others in a similar price range are no longer the norm for most dentists that I am aware of, although the stereotype is still present.” (Massachusetts dentist)
  • “I am opposed to any dentist driving expensive cars of any kind when they do not pay for their staffs’ health insurance and other necessary benefits. I sacrifice so that my staff can have good health insurance because I was taught to treat your staff like you would want to be treated!” (Alabama dentist)
  • “I don’t own a sports car. Rather than ‘waste’ money on an expensive car, I’d rather spend $50,000-$100,000 on something for my home or office that will make more money. Then, the money I make will be used for my family and the rest given to a worthy charity. Doing that makes me happier than driving any sports car!” (Ohio prosthodontist)
  • “Let’s be healers of the earth.” (General dentist)
  • “Hell, I don’t care what anyone drives, but patients always seemed to comment when I drove Mercedes, Excalibur, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, and Porsche autos. I grew out of that need years ago, but patients still ask what I’m driving now.” (Missouri dentist)
  • “I would love a Tesla!!” (New Hampshire dentist)
  • “I think if we work hard and can afford a fun car, we should get one!” (General dentist)
  • “I never would buy all electric; it’s too far to drive to work and play.” (Louisiana dentist)
  • “The problem for me is that I travel to places of the beaten track and it would be hard to find a place to ‘plug’ it in.” (California orthodontist)

Read more: One Dentist in 5 Would Not Drive an Electric Car

One in Four Dentists Owns a Porsche

Dentist, Can You Spare a Sports Car?

Dentists drive sports carsIt turns out that the stereotype of dentists driving sports cars isn’t just a silly fiction. In our survey, 60% of dentist respondents admitted they have owned a sports car. Even more remarkably, fully one in four dentists in this survey has owned a Porsche.

The Porsche brand is preferred by certain groups. Specialists in this survey were nearly twice as likely as general dentists to report owning or having owned a Porsche. In addition, male dentists were three times as likely to have a Porsche as their female colleagues.

Dental Survey Results

What dentists have to say about sports cars

  • “I don’t drive mine to the office. I keep it at home in the garage. I can’t afford the gas.” (California orthodontist)
  • “In this town, Porsche drivers are a dime a dozen. It’s the Bentley drivers you look out for.” (Nevada dentist)
  • “I get 28 MPG. I don’t ‘joy ride.’ It is a fun and economical vehicle for commuting and short trips. It is much better than a Hummer!” (Minnesota dentist)
  • “Everyone looks cool in a sports car.” (California dentist)
  • “How about the stereotype of the patients who drive cars that leak oil in the parking lot? Patients whose cars leak also do not take care of their teeth.” (Ohio periodontist)
  • “If I were in a foreign city and my child needed dental care, I would go to the dentist with the Porsche parked in his lot. To me it means that he is good at what he does.” (New Hampshire dentist)
  • “Nice cars, poor investments.” (Connecticut pediatric dentist)
  • “No problem with it. I just can’t fit three kids in one.” (Canada dentist)
  • “Old men trying to recapture their youth.” (New York pediatric dentist)
  • “In small town America, it doesn’t look to good. I have had patients say I am smart to drive a pickup.” (Minnesota dentist)
  • “Dentists seen in their expensive sports cars give confirmation to patients perceptions that dental fees are too high.” (Virginia dentist)
  • “I have a red Ferrari F430. I am not familiar with the stereotype you refer to, though maybe I am the stereotype but just don’t know it!!” (Nevada dentist)

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