Benefits to being involved in the dental field include the following:
• Satisfaction. Most dentists find great personal satisfaction in caring for their patients, and they enjoy the intellectual stimulation and renewed awareness of dentistry given the growing body of research linking oral health to overall health.
• Flexibility. Most dentists in private practice can set their hours and follow a predictable schedule, which enhances quality of life and makes it easier to plan vacations and other events.
• Security. People will always need help with dental hygiene. The population continues to grow, and as dentists who have been practicing since the 1960s and 1970s retire, you may find that now is a good time to enter the dental field.