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Dental Employment Stats

Dental Employment Stats

Some 161,000 dentists jobs, held in 2006. Employment is distributed among general practitioners and specialists.

Of all the dentists who are already working in the application, the third part is self-employed and unincorporated, and the rest is working in private practice. According to the ADA, approximately 3 out of 4 dentists in private practice are sole proprietors, and 1 in 7 belongs to an association. Some dentists employees working in hospitals and medical offices.

The following table presents information for 2006 and projections to 2016, as same as the change from 2006 to 2016. Employment data that shows the distribution of total employment of nearly 700 occupations in more than 260 industries.

Employment trends in this occupation depend on the demand for services offered by dentists and the rate of growth of the labour pool. Most dentists are self-employed and work as general dental practitioners (GDPs) providing dental care to the general public. As a dentist you need to have excellent communication skills to explain treatments to patients and strong academic skills to include in your resume, particularly in science.

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 INDUSTRY:

   Total employment, all workers

Occupation 2006 employment 2016 employment 2006-2016 (%)
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
7,698
8,396
9.1
Dentists, general
136,323
148,893
9.2
Dental assistants
279,828
361,549
29.2
Dental hygienists
167,017
217,220
30.1
Laboratory technicians
53,439
55,393
3.7
Orthodontists
9,179
10,026
9.2
Prosthodontists
999
1,106
10.7
Dentists, all other specialists
6,928
7,398
6.8