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Is the Single-Dentist Practice Doomed?

According to a recent article, more and more new dental school graduates are choosing one of two paths – going to work for a large group practice, or purchasing an existing practice. The combination of high dental school debt, the outlay for facilities and equipment, and staffing up a new practice can put a new dentist some $750 thousand dollars in debt. That’s a powerful disincentive for many, and those new dentists are going to work for corporate chains or local group practices. Either choice is bad news for the single-dentist practice. Corporate chains are long on cash, with ...

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Dentists are #1. Are You?

Dentistry is a great profession, and U.S. News & World Report just confirmed it. Again. After falling to number two behind orthodontists last year, dentists have now regained the top spot as the best profession in the magazine’s annual ranking the year’s best jobs. That’s the good news – you’re a part of the best profession in the United States, ranked on: 10-year growth volume and growth percentage; median salary and job prospects; employment rate; and stress level and work-life balance. Are you feeling lucky? If not, why not? Could it be that your 10-year prospects ...

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Those Young, Hungry Dental Grads

According to the ADA News, the number of dental school applicants exceeded the applicants for medical schools between 2000 and 2015. This is good news for the profession, but it may be bad news for you. In response to the increased demand for dental education, and as there are many underserved areas in the U.S., more and more dental schools are opening. That means that the number of new dentists is going to increase over time. That shouldn’t be immediately alarming, but if you’re taking the long view of your success – and you should be – this development can spell trouble for ...

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