It's a good feeling to work with your hands. You can use your own hands to help patients achieve better oral health. Another benefit of being a dentist is that you will gain prestige and be seen as a role model in your workplace, as well as in the community at large. Your team members will come to you for guidance on how to do their jobs and provide patients with the best experience.
On the other hand, your patients will look to you as someone they trust to educate them on how to keep their teeth healthy and fix problems that concern them with their teeth. The ADEA notes that dentists also receive respect in their communities, as they are seen as important people who focus on helping the public.