Go to Dental School and Maybe Drive a $5,000 Used Car One Day
December 20, 2016
Posted by: Travis
I discovered the DentalTown forums recently, and the community there has confirmed what I’m discovering in my dental school student loan consulting business. The majority of folks who go to dental school today are setting themselves up for years of what is basically indentured servitude, not a life of “four day work weeks and driving a Porsche 911” as one user joked.
A typical dental school education costs upwards of $70,000 per year including living expenses. According to the American Dental Education Association, the average indebted dental student in 2016 graduated with $261,149 in dental student loans. Perhaps even scarier, 4 in 5 dental students are included in that indebted group. Sadly, those massive debt profiles do not