Is Dental School Right for You?

Before you apply to dental school, one crucial question you should ask yourself is "Why are you going?" Although you are not expected to map out your entire life plan, you should be able to provide at least a thoughtful, well-reasoned response.

It's A Great Time to Be A Dentist.

There are plenty of great reasons to pursue a career as a dentist. A good salary, continuing intellectual challenge, job autonomy and security, enjoyment of contributing to research, and the opportunity to work with people are just a few. However, it's important that you establish why attending dental school is the right choice for you. A dental degree can open up a world of opportunity, but attending school is hard work. Whatever your reasons for going back to school, you should be prepared to make a serious commitment.

So is it right for you? Ultimately, that's a decision you have to make. Dental school is a serious time and financial commitment. But if you have specific career goals and apply yourself, the pay off can be extraordinary.