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UAlbany: Study Finds Dental Field Demographics Are Changing

The dental profession is undergoing demographic changes according to a recent study by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center at UAlbany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS).

In collaboration with the American Dental Association and supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the team found:

“Gender diversification of the dental workforce is only one aspect of our changing oral health care delivery systems,” said CHWS Project Director Dr. Simona Surdu. “Many factors, including generational differences, will continue to affect practice patterns. It is important that we continue to study the oral health workforce in order to ensure an adequate supply and appropriate distribution of dental professionals to meet the needs of the growing and aging US population.”

For more information on the study, visit the report.

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