Is Dental School Right for You?

Before you apply to dental school, one crucial question you should ask yourself is "Why do I want to go?"

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.