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Distribution of Dentists report available

The 2006 Distribution of Dentists in the United States by Region and State is available.

The report is a census of all dentists in the U.S. and its possessions and territories.

Findings include that in 2006, 19.7 percent of all professionally active dentists and 19.1 percent of all active private practitioners were female.

Mandated by the House of Delegates, the census has been conducted periodically since the 1950s with results reported annually in the Distribution of Dentists in the United States by Region and State.

Four categories of dentists are described in the report: professionally active dentists, new professionally active dentists, active private practitioners and new active private practitioners.

The cost of the report (item DOD-2006), is $150 for members, $225 for nonmembers and $450 for commercial firms.

This and other ADA Survey Center publications can be ordered online at www.adacatalog.org. Reports are listed under Survey and Economic Research on Dentistry. ADA surveys may also be ordered by calling 1-800-947-4746.