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McMarauder last won the day on November 13 2015

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  1. McMarauder

    The slow decay of dentistry

    True. I am one of those "happy front" people IRL.
  2. McMarauder

    The slow decay of dentistry

    Someone in my class actually did a survey. Thought you may have done the same. Not saying everyone is unhappy at their positions. I knew a lot of people go through 3-4 different positions before settling with a clinic they were happy with. Most people eventually find something they are happy with.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    did you survey everyone of the graduating class of 2018?
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    The issue is NOT finding work. The issue is finding quality associateships where you are sufficiently busy, and are learning on the job. Full/part time doesn't really mean a thing in dentistry. You can have multiple part time jobs, and make a killing if each clinic is busy. On the flip side, you can be full time at a clinic that is dead making barely anything. Dentists are paid on commission (~40%) - if you see a lot of patients and do a lot of treatment, you will make more money. If you're working at dead clinic that is in a plaza with 5 other dental clinics around, you'll make very little. 40% of 0 is 0. That's just one thing oversaturation is doing - there's not enough work for everyone. One of the sad outcomes of this is that dentists start "looking" for things to do when the finally get their hands on a patient, whether it is necessary or not...
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    I'm not sure that's the best criteria in picking a dentist...unless you meant "with all things being equal, I'd pick the Canadian graduate". It's no secret to my patients that I was trained in Australia, as it is in my bio on the office's website, and reception have introduced me to patients as dr. ____ from Australia. So far no one has declined to see me because of where I was trained. In fact, it's a great topic of discussion, and it allows me to build rapport with my patients, which is what most patients value when looking for a dentist.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    https://www.indeed.ca/m/viewjob?jk=740ac2e85601c314&advn=6627889909031497&from=serp&dest=http%3A%2F%2Fca.indeed.com%2Fjob%2Fassociate-dentist-740ac2e85601c314&desth=dfadff957fd5b1b8c39bd6a52fe79476&prevUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indeed.ca%2Fm%2Fjobs%3Fq%3DDentist%26l%3DOntario&tk=1ci35m1tl50ta8do&dupclk=1&acatk=1ci35nt7h5iglcss&pub=6917c08ec3ecf6012dd26f3773156e870cace3277f6b99df
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    It was on indeed. As you know, postings don't stay up very long.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    I have seen several job postings that have stated "Graduates of Canadian dental school" listed as a criteria.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    3.9X is not possible in all university programs.
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    The slow decay of dentistry

    keep in mind that New Zealand has outsourced their equivalency process to NDEB. I.e., if foreign trained dentists want to work in New Zealand, they would have to go through the Canadian equivalency process. Many internationally trained dentists also want to work in New Zealand, and many eventually want to make their way to Australia via the Trans-Tasman agreement. https://www.dcnz.org.nz/i-want-to-practise-in-new-zealand/dentists-and-dental-specialists/new-pathway-new-zealand-dentist-registration-examination/.So in that number you see is not an entirely accurate depiction of how many will work in Canada. with that said, Australia is facing the same oversaturation as Canada...but I would imagine more foreign trained dentists would want to work in Australia because of better weather and proximity to their home countries.
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    NDEB equivalency process

    My boss has a couple of interesting theories as to why they've increased spots in Canadian dental schools, and have set up all these reciprocal agreements. 1. cheap labour for corporates. 2. cheap labour for public clinics. thoughts?
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    NDEB equivalency process

    you're right. but the GTA is by far one of the worst.
  13. McMarauder

    NDEB equivalency process

    that's why I don't work in the GTA.
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    NDEB equivalency process

    to add to my previous post: there are people who studied in Australia (Canadian and Australian) who wrote the NDEB exam "just in case", but will never work in Canada. Not saying the influx is insignificant, but it is difficult to know exactly how many of those that are passing the process are practicing in Canada.
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    NDEB equivalency process

    keep in mind that New Zealand has outsourced their equivalency process to NDEB. Many internationally trained dentists also want to work in New Zealand, in hopes that they will be able to migrate to Australia via the Trans-Tasman agreement. https://www.dcnz.org.nz/i-want-to-practise-in-new-zealand/dentists-and-dental-specialists/new-pathway-new-zealand-dentist-registration-examination/. So in that number you see is not an entirely accurate depiction of how many are actually working in Canada.
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