It’s Good to Be #1

Dentist Ranked #1 Job In America By U.S. News & World Report.

The Houston Chronicle (12/3) reports that U.S. News & World Report recently compiled a list of the best jobs of 2015 based on “specific measurements of future job creation, average salary, job prospects, stress level, work-life balance and employment rate.” According to the report, dentist not only takes the top spot for best job in the healthcare industry, but also ranks first as the best job overall. The report states that, in addition to caring for dental health, dentists “might also notice signs of undiagnosed diabetes, oral cancer and heart disease during a dental exam.”

Who’s that sitting at the top of the charts? None other than our fabulous members! Congrats on choosing the most desirable vocation in America and for having the chops to get it done!

Dentistry is competitive and difficult and wrought with financial risks and liability. It’s also a very caring profession that helps others, garners community respect and delivers a measure of freedom with those most valued entities: time and money. I know the title of #1 job and the actual experience can vary from day to day, but still, it’s good to pause on occasion and count your blessings.

I guess working for dentists must be the #2 job in America, right? It has been enjoyable to work alongside a great team to interact with and serve our members in various ways. I hope that organized dentistry has something to do with protecting and advancing the image of the profession. After all, we’ve been at it for 150 years here in Missouri, and we will stay at it as we charge into 2016.




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