The University of the Pacific is an excellent school for dentistry.
Here is their link:
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
I am not sure what occupation would pay better. You can trying checking out a web site like salary.com pr payscale.com and look into how much either career would pay. I know that Longs Drug Stores used to have a program that if you worked for them and went to school to be a pharmacist they helped pay for a portion of the cost of your tuition. You would have to look into that and see if that program is still the same.
This is the post on Longs Drug Stores web site about it:
Please contact our Pharmacy Recruitment Department for questions regarding our Money For Interns (MINT) program. This program is offered to all pharmacy students fully enrolled in a pharmacy school and in pursuit of a pharmacist career. If you go to their web site and look under careers you will find this info.