Monday, September 27, 2021

The Top 6 Reasons to Become a Dentist

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You may already be in dental school or in the process of submitting your application. The road ahead might be arduous, filled with intense training and study, but given the critical reasons people decide to become dentists, you know it will be worth the effort. Still, if you’re considering whether or not you’ve chosen a good career path, the following information is for you.

Helping Other People

The number one draw that brings most medical professionals to the field is that they want to pursue a career that contributes to helping other people. Even doctors and nurses working in the public sector who experience long and difficult days get to come home with the satisfaction that they’ve made an enormous difference in the lives of others. And that’s a reward that money can’t buy.

Scientific Interest in Teeth

The fact that dentistry is just one of many medical fields you can choose to pursue is evidence that dentists have a genuine interest in the study of treating teeth. The research component of a medical career is often overshadowed by the altruism involved in this work, but it may be a more influential factor for many people. If this is the case for you, you’ll be happy working in a field where you get to spend your days learning more about a subject you love.

A Great Paycheck and Job Stability

On average, dentists in Canada make about $274,000 a year. In today’s troubling economic forecast, including a potential recession caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to earn a comfortable income is an enormous factor for many.

Generate Passive Income

On top of the money you make treating patients, you can create a source of passive income simply by collecting unwanted dental scraps. Since dental work often results in leftover materials that contain precious metals, those scraps can be refined and sold to dental refining services for the precious metals they contain.

Keeping Your Options Open

Most people who finish dental school and start practicing tend to either join an existing practice or start their own, and given all of these reasons that draw people into the field, they tend to stick to it. The reason dentists do not stop treating patients, however, isn’t for lack of options.

Given that there are so many types of dentistry work that you can choose to specialize in, there are also options if you decide to go to dental school. Some of these specializations include

  • Endodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Public Health

You can also choose to remain self-employed or work for a larger organization.  


Although this factor isn’t discussed openly as much as it once was, everyone enjoys knowing that they are admired for the kind of work they do. When you work in a prestigious career, you’ve got one more reason to feel good about what you do every day.

If you’re already a dentist and didn’t realize that you can sell dental scraps for refining, talk to a company that offers dental scrap refining. Some of the precious metals that you might find in dental scraps include gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

This is a guest blog entry.

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