Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

Winter 2013

Publisher

American College of Dentists

Source Publication

The Journal of the American College of Dentists

Source ISSN

0002-7979

Abstract

Today’s dental school graduates are burdened by an ever-increasing amount of student loan debt from both their undergraduate and predoctoral educations. Although considered to be multifactorial in origin, this article explores the microeconomic theory of supply and demand as a source for rising tuition costs and subsequent educational debt. The historical context for the cost of a dental education is provided, and serious questions are posed about how this indebtedness might impact the future of the profession.

Comments

Published version. The Journal of the American College of Dentists, Vol. 80, No. 4 (Winter 2013): 38-48. Publisher Link. © American College of Dentists 2013.

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