Let’s face it; getting an undergraduate degree can be expensive. Throw in dental school and there’s a good chance you paid a pretty penny for your education. Chances are when you receive your dental degree, there’s some debt attached to it. Here a few ways to keep your expenses under control as you pursue your dental career and during its early stages.
It started with a lunchtime conversation. While discussing midlevel providers (MLPs), my friends and I quickly came to the conclusion that we didn’t know much about the issue. I remember joking about planning a debate between two of our professors that were very vocal about holding different stances on the topic, and how it would (at the very least) be highly entertaining.
Traveling the country with igniteDDS, I’m blessed with opportunities to speak with students like you every day. This time of year, one theme prevails.
So…residency aside, here are 4 paths to your success…
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of dentist jobs will grow by an impressive 21% between 2010 and 2020. This above-average jobs growth rate is due in part to a rising demand for dental services. Not only are people keeping their teeth for longer, but they’re also becoming more educated on the connection between oral health and overall health. Coupled with this growing demand will be a lower supply as an unprecedented number of dentists reach retirement age. With these and other factors in mind, the American Dental Association anticipates a sharp drop in the ratio of dentists to Americans between 2010 and 2030…
Exams, practicals, pop quizzes, no sleep, no patients…Need I go on? If you’re anything like me when I was a student, that question resonates…big time!
Here’s the skinny…and sadly, it’s only seen in the rear view mirror. In private practice…in life, challenges change; butterflies in your stomach stay the same. So how do you win in dental school?
Reinvent the wheel…or copy genius?