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realdealdent last won the day on August 30 2017

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  1. There's basic economics that will influence this. As income decreases, demand for the profession decreases, and competition lessens. People will talk about a race to the bottom, but that has diminishing effects as income does decrease. I feel like you've missed my point here. If your point is that there are better paying jobs, I agree with you. There's absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to make a good income. My point, rather, was that for those who want to be dentists and have realistic expectations for a realistic life, there is nothing to be concerned about. And that the
  2. I would also take all the sensationalist 'sky is falling' issues with a grain of salt. A lot of the concerns you hear about dentistry is because the profession has changed in a very real way in the last 15 years (and that's accelerated in the last 5). However, this is largely coming from a group of baby boomers (aged 45-60) that used to make $400,000 a year, and now face increased competition to make $150-250k (depending on where you live). It's a huge change for them. Our generation is different. We Airbnb and Uber rather than own $1.5 million cottages, and BMWs. I'm a new-ish grad, work
  3. Sim lab makes absolutely no difference in your education. I graduated from UofT. I drilled plastic teeth in sim lab. You drill plastic teeth in sim lab. Yes, UofT's sim lab is older. But all of the equipment functions. Correct me if I'm wrong, but what does your new sim lab tangibly provide you? Ya, because more than 2/3s of the class at UWO is drawn off the waitlist (uoftnumber1. sorry, couldnt help myself after reading KFCs comment)
  4. Everyone likes to throw out to students that they should learn the "business side of dentistry", "practice management" etc. I personally think that's overrated advice. You're going to have an accountant as a dentist. No dentist files their own taxes. Your accountant is going to be highly paid and will tell you exactly how to structure yourself, your personal/corporate finances etc. Learning GAAP will not help you be a better or more successful dentist. The business side of dentistry isn't rocket science. Keep your overhead as low as you can, without affecting patient care. Invest int
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