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Too many BYU Dentists?

So I've been at BYU for a while now, and in my experience I have noticed that a great deal of BYU students want to become dentist. In fact on the BYU predental club website it say that the BYU predental club is the 'largest and most active club in the nation.'

There are pros to this. Like some great predental classes offered for BYU students. But there are also cons, like too many students from BYU increasing the competition for dental schools. I am wondering what's going on, and why BYU produces so many dentist.

Is there something about the Mormon religion that makes people want to be dentist? Perhaps it is because becoming a dentist is hard (How to Become A Dentist) and LDS people tend to take the hard road. Or, maybe it has something to do with the lifestyle of a dentist after graduation.

I'd be curious to hear your opinions on the matter. Peace out!

Too many doctors?

It seems like there are also alot of PreMed students at BYU as well. I don't know what this is going on but I don't think it is a problem. Seems to me like we can always use more good doctors.

What they say here.

I live near a dental school outside that has a bunch of Utah LDS students. Nearly universally when questioned they say they wanted to go into a medical field that left them with more free/family time than medicine would.

BYU Pre-Dent Student

As a current BYU pre-dental student, I completely agree with the last comment. For me, it's about having more opportunity and autonomy in private practice, a more family-conducive schedule, and sufficient income to allow my wife to be a stay-at-home mother. Obviously I am interested in dentistry for reasons beyond these, but I believe these are many of the reasons for why there are so many LDS dentists in particular.