Dental student debt in the U.S. A mountain to be scaled

David G. Dunning

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Dental student educational debt in the United States continues to grow as a concern for both dental educators and dental students. While certainly warranted this concern needs to be understood from the perspective of return on investment. The student debt issue remains a critical one. However this debt is essentially "good" debt when viewed as an investment made by associates/ employees of general dental practices and general dental practice owners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalDental Hypotheses
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Associateships
  • Dental education
  • General dentistry
  • Practice transition
  • Student educational debt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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