I believe dentistry is wonderful for now, but will likely to be trending downwards as time goes on. There’s a lot of cheerleaders from the forum that think otherwise and think as it used to be that it will always be roses but reality is debt going higher, more dentists being pumped out, less lucrative practices, more insurance control and cutback on reimbursement and more competition from corporate really makes dentistry not the most lucrative job.
The times of hang a shingle and place your name in yellowbooks and make 500k is long gone. It’s similar to free and keep us yelp review and do dance videos on instagram. To have some PPO that is crappy patient the norm and certainly will continue steadily to worsen. Ortho imo is supposed to be gutted by algn and diy braces. People don’t care about occlusion but alternatively their teeth that are front half the price of an orthodontist. Endo omfs pedo always a necessity though.
Competition will positively make things tough, but I live for competition. Plus in some means, i will be lucky because personally i think i’m entering dentistry during the right time and energy to hop on the team training bandwagon. Continue reading