Dental Career

General Dentist Lifestyle & Compensation Guide

Lifestyle and Compensation Guide


In this guide you’ll learn more about some of your career options, their lifestyle factors and compensation so you can find the right fit for you. Included is The Dentist Compensation Worksheet created by dentist for dentist.

Learn what your successful dental career can look like.

  • Lifestyle - For dentist today, it may seem like there are only two career paths:
    •   Grind it out daily until it’s time for someone else to retire and finally let you step up.
    •   Partner with Corporate Dental and wave goodbye to your individuality and autonomy.
    •   Dive into a better option that is right for you.
  • Compensation - There’s more to life and dentistry than money, but serving your community, growing your skills and making a difference are only possible when partnered with financial success. Download the ebook to access compensation estimation tools and discover your earning potential.


  • Dr. Craig Copeland
  • Chief Dental Officer
  • Community Dental Partners

A graduate of Brigham Young University’s Business Finance department and the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Craig Copeland, DMD first joined Community Dental Partners (CDP) in 2010, after co-founder Dr. Chad Evans invited him to an interview.

He instantly fell in love with CDP’s mission to elevate dentistry, make great dental care accessible, and provide unique and amazing experiences for underserved communities. The organization’s culture aligned with his own beliefs and he knew that CDP would offer him the ideal environment in which to grow.

Today, Dr. Copeland is the Chief Dental Officer of Community Dental Partners and focuses on helping CDP’s doctors exceed in their careers, through mentorship, training, and strengthening CDP’s support systems.

Dr. Copeland lives in Texas with his family: his wife and four children. He’s an avid sports fan, and supporting his children in their activities, such as basketball, gymnastics, and soccer, keeps him busy. He also likes to travel to new places with his family whenever he can.