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02-25-2003, 07:49 AM
Hi I was wondering if anyone know how longs it takes to do specialization after obtaining a DDS. I am interested in pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry (or prosothodontics) anyone know how long these specialities take after a DDS.
Also, does anyone know the income for these specialities or the speciality that makes the most money and how many years it takes.
02-25-2003, 03:01 PM
hi, a good place to start reading up on this would be the U of T site:
Each of these specialties require 3 years and probably can't be done simultaneously. Don't forget that unlike medicine, which has something like 50% non GPs, only 10% of all dentists in Canada are registered specialists. This means if status quo persists, top 10% of your graduating class ends up specializing somewhere, that's serious competition! It's believed that ortho can make the most but my personal opinion is that in order to make insane amounts of money in any specialty (or even as a GP) you need to be a genius in the aspects of efficiency, people-skills, and business management.
By the way cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty, and prosthodontists are not necessarily best trained in them. (especially if you are talking about veneers as opposed to implants/dentures)
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