Posted October 16, 2018
The one constant about the dental industry is that it’s always changing; from more female leadership to new technologies, the industry is fluid and exciting, and it’s a great time to be in dentistry. To highlight, we’ve grabbed some impactful dental industry statistics. Take a look below.
Scary but true: over a fifth of adults haven’t been to the dentist in years. According to this finding, there are a multitude of reasons they are not going—fear, accessibility, and lack of knowledge about the importance of regular dental care being just a few.
Sadly, dental insurance is an extra cost that many insurance plans do not cover or only partially cover. Because of this, we’re seeing many adults avoid regular dental cleanings simply because they’re uninformed about the return on health benefits of clean and healthy teeth and gums. As dental professionals, we must continue to educate and encourage healthy dental hygiene inside and outside the practice.
From California to Maine, dental schools can be found everywhere (and more are being built). When choosing a school, make sure you pick one that matches your lifestyle, region, and price range. Tuition can be steep for out-of-state students—which brings us to our next statistic.
Dental school can be expensive. While this is standard for most post-secondary programs across the nation, it is still something you’ll have to manage. The good news is that you’ll likely see great return over time from your education, and will be able to manage your student loan debt with a steady paycheck.
Most dental school graduates go on to work in a dental-related field, which means that you’ll get the opportunity to put that education to go use! So while the tuition might be steep, just remember that the employment options are out there.
We’re beginning to see a vacuum opening in the dental industry as waves of dentists start retiring. While dentistry has generally been a male-dominated profession, this dental industry statistic shows more females are becoming dentists and we’ll likely only see this increase over the next few decades.
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Posted June 21, 2019
Spend more time with family. Have more time to pursue hobbies, go back to college, or write a book. Earn extra income to supplement your current job. Why do you want to temp as a dental assistant or hygienist? Temping in a dental office can be a super-convenient way to earn while maintaining a flexible […]
Posted May 24, 2019
So you’ve decided to find a new job—only to discover that the market is scarce. Job markets (like any market) ebb and flow. Some months, like September and October, are better than others because a lot of companies want to hire before the frenzy of the holidays. Other months, like June and July, aren’t so […]
Posted May 10, 2019
Every working professional runs into a problematic coworker eventually. It’s simply the odds of working with other people. Not everyone you work with will mesh or vibe with your personality or work style. While you can solve a lot of these situations by just ignoring the person, bad coworkers can become a serious issue if […]