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    (Original post by TwirlGirl)
    Dentistry is great :yep:
    Not as great as medicine :teehee:
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    You studied both medicine and dentistry?
    No I haven't.. I'm talking from both medics and dentists I've spoken to.. The dentists have even said its easier than medicine, and that the pay is better considering the relative workload..
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    You studied both medicine and dentistry?
    My brother is a dentist and he is minted (however, he did not enter the profession to become minted, he wanted to be a dentist first and foremost). Doubtless he worked hard for his degree, but he is really enjoying himself. He has a fair amount of holiday and isn't too overworked (Again, no doubt he is stressed day to day but he's always happy and never down around us), assuming I get into medicine, he will be earning a heck of a lot more than I will/probably ever will as a doctor.
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    (Original post by sidrah)
    No I haven't.. I'm talking from both medics and dentists I've spoken to.. The dentists have even said its easier than medicine, and that the pay is better considering the relative workload..
    I don't think you're in a position to say which one is easier or harder until you actually do both. Opinions from your friends are subjective, what one may find hard, others may find easy.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    I don't think you're in a position to say which one is easier or harder until you actually do both. Opinions from your friends are subjective, what one may find hard, others may find easy.
    Well yeah, but I can only really speak from their experiences lol...
    Otherwise it'd be an awfully long wait..
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    (Original post by Woody.)
    My brother is a dentist and he is minted (however, he did not enter the profession to become minted, he wanted to be a dentist first and foremost). Doubtless he worked hard for his degree, but he is really enjoying himself. He has a fair amount of holiday and isn't too overworked (Again, no doubt he is stressed day to day but he's always happy and never down around us), assuming I get into medicine, he will be earning a heck of a lot more than I will/probably ever will as a doctor.
    Not necessarily - dentists earn their peak wage when they reach 30, then it levels off/declines. A doctors wage can raise indefinitely as they climb the ladder or whatever it is you crazy kids do :p:
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    (Original post by Mushaboom)
    Not necessarily - dentists earn their peak wage when they reach 30, then it levels off/declines. A doctors wage can raise indefinitely as they climb the ladder or whatever it is you crazy kids do :p:
    Nah, he's in the forces so that's not going to be happening to him.
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    (Original post by Woody.)
    Nah, he's in the forces so that's not going to be happening to him.
    Oooh I was considering that path, does he enjoy it? I'm worried about the whole dangerous war torn countries aspect of it
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    (Original post by Woody.)
    Nah, he's in the forces so that's not going to be happening to him.
    i'm guessing a doctors salary in the forces would be very high too
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    (Original post by Mushaboom)
    Oooh I was considering that path, does he enjoy it? I'm worried about the whole dangerous war torn countries aspect of it
    Yeah he really enjoys it. He lives a fantastic lifestyle. He has a fair chunk of time off (or so it seems to me anyway!) and yeah, he does go to war torn countries (not that regularly tbh) but as a dentist he's hardly front line. Normally in the camps treating soldiers. Don't get me wrong, if you are not suited to that kind of lifestyle you would probably hate it but for him it's great, I think he really enjoys his job.

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    i'm guessing a doctors salary in the forces would be very high too
    Quite possibly. I still believe dentists earn more, but don't quote me on that.
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    (Original post by Woody.)
    Yeah he really enjoys it. He lives a fantastic lifestyle. He has a fair chunk of time off (or so it seems to me anyway!) and yeah, he does go to war torn countries (not that regularly tbh) but as a dentist he's hardly front line. Normally in the camps treating soldiers. Don't get me wrong, if you are not suited to that kind of lifestyle you would probably hate it but for him it's great, I think he really enjoys his job.
    I'd love to work as a dentist in the forces :yep:
    Definitely something to look into.
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    3 dentists in my family, I say it's time for change
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    (Original post by ChilliChickenWings)
    3 dentists in my family, I say it's time for change

    haha same....but im sticking with dentistry ... call me original!
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    Is it bad that my main answer why I wouldn't do it is because I hate icky teeth?
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    why do dentists have to go to uni for 5 years to learn about the mouth yet doctors learn about the whole body in the same time?

    not having a dig at dentists its just somthing i have no understanding of
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    (Original post by T-Reks)
    Snap...going to do same A levels as you...although i hate maths!...How have you found ur subjects?
    :five: on the subjects
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Is it bad that my main answer why I wouldn't do it is because I hate icky teeth?
    lol, no, but it's funny considering you'll probably be dealing with other parts of the anatomy that have become 'icky'. *cough* :p:
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    (Original post by cgpas)
    any medics regret doing medicine and wish they had done dentistry?
    well er no... what the hell do dentists do?? 'and this terms anatomy module is er.. the teeth..' seriously it baffles me what they spend their 5 years doing apart from learning how to inflict maximum discomfort and pain.
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    (Original post by ballerinabetty)
    why do dentists have to go to uni for 5 years to learn about the mouth yet doctors learn about the whole body in the same time?
    exactly.. but then I guess vets probably say the same about us..
 
 
 
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