Will there be a dentist shortage in 2025?

May 2015 JADACheck out the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association to read how falling busyness levels and financial barriers to dental care may challenge predictions of a dentist shortage by 2025. Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., ADA’s chief economist and vice president of the Health Policy Institute, examines the issue in his Health Policy Perspectives column, Rethinking Dentist ‘Shortages.’

And for more highlights, watch JADA Editor Michael Glick’s preview on ADA.org or jada.ada.org.

3 comments

  • I have noticed that fewer students are studying dentistry as opposed to other medical professions. I would really like to hear professional insight on this, and I’ll definitely be looking forward to my next JADA issue.

  • I think by 2025 the dental programs will be pretty advanced. I wouldn’t say that there is much of a difference now, but they certainly have some advances right now. I really don’t think there will be a shortage in dentists. Right now there are more people going into that field and it wouldn’t make sense to have less in the near future. The only thing we can predict is how advanced they will be.

  • I don’t think so, there is increase in dentist demand as compare to last decade. From my experience and being a dentist, I can say 2025 will be good for dentistry from innovation and demand prospective.

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