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Distribution of Dentists in the United States, Historical Report: 1998-2006

Gives a summary overview of the changes in the number of dentists by region and state between 1998 and 2006.

Four categories of dentists are described in the historical report: professionally active dentists, new professionally active dentists, active private practitioners, and new active private practitioners. Professionally active dentists are those whose primary and/or secondary occupation is private practice (full- or part-time), dental school faculty/staff member, armed forces, other federal services (i.e., Veteran's Administration, Public Health Service), state or local government employee, hospital staff dentist, graduate student/intern/resident, or other health/dental organization staff member. New professionally active dentists are those professionally active dentists who graduated from dental school within the last ten years.

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Distribution of Dentists in the U.S. by Region and State

Annual report is the result of an annual census of dentists, conducted by the ADA. Report data represents ADA member and nonmember dentists, professionally-active dentists, and dentists who are retired or no longer in private practice. Data in table format by region and state, with U.S. totals. Percentages included where appropriate. Reports available from the 1950's through present.

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State and County Demographic Report

Annually reports household and per capita income, education and general population data. Valuable for dentists who are establishing their practices or for those planning to move. Also contains dentist profile including county-level estimates of the number of dentists, breakdown by primary occupation, specialty, age and sex, population profile of county level and benchmark data, current population estimates and five-year projections. Report also includes suggestions for evaluating a new practice area. As State and County Demographic Reports are custom-produced, please state the name of the desired county(s) and state when ordering. Please note that these reports are produced on a per-county basis; one report equals one county.

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Survey of Dental Graduates

Provides information on dental school graduates one year out of dental school. Often compared to other recent dental graduate information. Annual data includes percentages of graduates in each primary and secondary dental occupation, gender and specialty, average debt balance at graduation, regions where private practicing graduates are located, and the number of graduates licensed in each state and in one or more states.

Latest edition available as a free download to ADA members.

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The Number of Dentists in the United States

Series of tables and charts show total number of dentists and number of professionally active and private practicing dentists (for selected years).

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2002 Survey of Regional Dentist Workforce Distribution

This report is based on survey responses from the executive directors of 51 constituent dental societies. The survey, conducted in partial fulfillment of House of Delegates Resolution 97H-2001, represents an effort to consolidate information on the dentist workforce within each state and how states are approaching regional dentist workforce issues. Comparisons by US Census region are also included.

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Facts About States

This report is a compilation of information from many sources, including the ADA, US government, and other private organizations. Facts About States is a major resource for new dentists seeking a location to establish their practice, those considering a change in the type of dentistry they practice, and dentists interested in moving to another state. The report is organized around the following sections: Demographics, Education and Licensure, Dental Practice Management, Membership in Organized Dentistry, and Non-Private Practice Dental Opportunities.

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Key Dental Facts

Serves as a quick reference on topics such as national dental care expenditures, average patient visits, US demographic information on general oral health, dental insurance and disability. Periodically updated. Includes statistics on dental education and workforce, income and expenses of private practitioners in US, and consumer and economic facts. An earlier edition of this report is also available in Spanish.

Latest edition available as a free download to ADA members.

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