Why do more people want to go to Medical School vs. Dental School?

So as a dentist you get paid and start practicing after 4 years and when you specialize it only takes 2-3 years more. But a medical doctor you need 4 years of schooling plus 3 years of residency and more if you want to specialize. I don’t understand, as a job would not a dentist be better than a medical doctor?

Actually dentist make way more money. I work for an orthodontist and we see 80 patients a day times a payment of $150 each patient five days a week. We have ten dental assistants in our office. A medical doctor might see 15 patients a day times about $75.00 a visit with like 2 or 3 nurses. General Dentist is the same thing they do a crown on a patient takes an hour they make $1,100.



  • I can’t speak for everyone, of course, but I think most people who decide to be a medical doctor want to help people and save lives. A dentist doesn’t really save lives. Being a doctor means there always being something different to do, and there are so many different areas to specialize in. Every part of the body has a different specialist, and a dentist only does teeth. I think most MDs want to help people, though, and a dentist helps people, but in a minor way.References :

  • Actually dentist make way more money. I work for an orthodontist and we see 80 patients a day times a payment of $150 each patient five days a week. We have ten dental assistants in our office. A medical doctor might see 15 patients a day times about $75.00 a visit with like 2 or 3 nurses. General Dentist is the same thing they do a crown on a patient takes an hour they make $1,100.References :


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