United States faces dentist shortage

Collier, Roger
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, pE253
Academic Journal
The article informs that the U.S. is facing a lack of dentists. According to the American Association of Dental Schools, the number of practicing dentists will start declining in 2014, which will further aggravate the existing problem. Moreover, factors like the closure of dental schools, a decrease in the size of graduating classes, the forthcoming mass retirement of older dentists and the growing number of female dentists are all contributing in making the situation more challenging.


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