We offer high-quality, competitively priced educational programs throughout the year. Whether face-to-face or online, our programs give you the chance to learn and network.
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Dentistry offers a unique experience in health care, a flexible schedule, and a personally rewarding career. There are more than 150,000 dentists in the United States, and the Chicago Dental Society has more than 4,200 members in the Chicago area, making it the largest local affiliate of the American Dental Association.
If you're interested in a career in dentistry, the Chicago Dental Society offers some key facts and advice:
Earning potential for dentists is high
A dentist's average income is in the highest 5 percent of U.S. family income, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In 1999, the average salary for a general dentist who owns his/her practice was $158,080; the average earnings for a dental specialist were $240,500.
Demand for dentists is projected to grow over the next 20 years
As baby boomers age, they will continue to need preventive services and many will require maintenance on existing dental work.
Large numbers of dentists are also expected to retire in the next 20 years, creating a need for new dentists.
Many opportunities for women and minorities exist
More women are now entering dental school than ever before. They represent more than 40 percent of students enrolled in U.S. dental schools.
The need for dentists from minority groups is also very strong. Dental care may be accepted more readily when the dentist has knowledge of the patient's language and insight into their cultural background. Bilingual dentists are also an asset.
Words of Wisdom from Chicago Dental Society Dentists:
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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