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January 9, 2008 12:44 PM Subscribe
Let's say I want to go to Dental School. At age 38. With no medical or dental background at all. Is this foolish?
posted by spicynuts to work & money (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking of drastically changing careers. Lately I've met a couple of dentists and every time I turn around I read or hear something about how dentistry has a great future and is recession proof, etc etc. One particular friend is a surgical dentist (I don't know the official word is..he does root canals and invasive stuff like that ) and from the way he talks about it - a degree of artistry, working with your hands, immediate, tangible results, good salary, possibility of being your own boss - I think it might be perfect for me. So, questions:
- what kind of bio/chem/anatomy background do I need for dental school?
- is coming out of dental school in my early 40s going to make it very difficult to get hired?
- how long is dental school?
- to the dentists out there, what does the business environment look like now and maybe on a 10 to 15 year horizon?