Category Archives: Dental Students

The dentist workforce through the years

What did the dental workforce look like in the beginning of the century? And what will it look like in 20 years or so? There are currently nearly 200,000 practicing dentists in the U.S., which represents about 61 dentists per 100,000 population in 2018. In comparison, in 2001, there were about 163,000 practicing dentists or 57 dentists per… Read More »

Wonder women of dentistry: Female dentists go from rarity to building profession, communities up

Editor’s note: This is the second article in an ADA News series examining the changing demographics and increasing diversity in dentistry. For every dollar a male dentist makes, women, on average, earn 65 cents. While 13 cents of that gap is accounted for by things like differences in experience levels, specialty and hours worked, there still remains 22… Read More »

Associateships: What, how and who?

What is a dental associateship? A common form of dental employment is an associateship, where a dentist works as an employee of another dentist, or a group practice, according to the ADA Center for Professional Success. Every associateship is structured a differently, depending on the parties involved. Like any long-term relationship, a successful associateship depends on shared goals and… Read More »

Free April webinars: Identifying signs of abuse in patients

Two upcoming webinars can help dentists learn more about identifying and reporting abuse in patients. The free one-hour webinars with one hour of continuing education credit are: Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment: Child Abuse, Neglect and Sex Trafficking of Minors, April 10, led by Debra Schilling Wolfe, executive director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and… Read More »

Nominate new dentists, dental students for dental informatics standard research award

The ADA is accepting applications until May 15 for the 2019 Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award, which highlights the crucial role dental informatics standards play in dentistry. ADA dental student members and ADA members who have earned their dental degree no earlier than 2014 and members pursuing an additional degree or specialty are eligible to apply. Permissible… Read More »

Q&A: Taking advantage of the student loan interest deduction

Washington — In 2017 the ADA successfully advocated to ensure the dental profession benefits from the tax reform law that passed Congress. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years and contained many changes that could affect dentists’ financial planning. With the 2019 filing deadline… Read More »