The State of the Dental Professional in 2020

The largest dental employee industry salary survey of its kind! Over 8,800 dental professionals share how they feel about compensation, benefits, work-life balance, and the future of modern dentistry.

The State of the RDH Career in 2020

In partnership with RDH Magazine, DentalPost surveyed RDHs on salary, work-life balance, practice environment and more.

Together, we created the largest, most comprehensive report ever of its kind.

  • Compensation and Employee Benefits
  • Generational Impact
  • Hours Per Week Worked
  • Rise of Dental Temping
  • Private Practice vs DSOs

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As Seen in RDH Magazine
December 2019

Introducing the 2020 Dental Professional Salary Survey

You Responded. We Listened. Here are the results!

Participation by Position
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Conducted between June 2019 and September 2019, the study consisted of 30 questions ranging from compensation to how employees felt about their roles in the dental community and the changes that have occurred in the industry

  • Actionable approaches to hire and retain Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Gen Z
  • Impact of DSOs vs Private Practice
  • Role of Gender, Children under 18 in the household and more

VIEW THE RESULTS

Here's what dental professionals are saying about their current compensation and benefits. We ask them to rate satisfaction and provide feedback where employers can improve. Putting it together, we uncover who might be looking to make a job change soon.

Dentists (DDS, DMD)

Dentist
  • 52% of dentists are satisfied with their overall pay.
  • 43% feel overworked and would prefer to work less hours.
    Only 6% would prefer to work more hours.
  • 38% of dentists are open to a job change within a year.
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Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Dental Hygienist
  • 44% of dental hygienists are satisfied with their overall pay.
  • 24% feel overworked and would prefer to work less hours.
    Only 8% of respondents would prefer to work more hours.
  • 43% of dental hygienists are open to a job change within a year.
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Dental Assistant (DA, RDA, EFDA)

Dental Assistant
  • 23% of dental assistants are satisfied with their overall pay.
  • 16% want to work more hours. Likewise, 15% feel overworked and would prefer to work fewer hours.
  • 61% of dental assistants are open to a job change within a year.
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Dental Front Office/Manager

Dental Front Office/Manager
  • 31% of front office employees are satisfied with their overall pay.
  • 60% are happy with their current weekly schedule.
    26% feel overworked and would prefer to work less hours.
  • 57% of front office employees are open to a job change within a year.
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ABOUT THE SURVEY:

RDH Magazine and DentalPost have completed the first of a multi-year survey. The largest industry survey of its kind, the survey highlights what over 8,800 dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and front office staff / office managers are saying about their roles in the dental community and changes happening in the industry.

Meet Tonya

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Founder | CEO

"At DentalPost, we tell dental professionals to invest in themselves, be aware, and work in a place that respects and invests in their team. We believe this is the key to professional fulfillment.

Our mission is to provide you with tools that give you more control over your career. With our assessments, you can gain a better understanding of yourself, your strengths, weaknesses, drivers and desires, so you become your best self and find the job you love.

As we enter the next decade together, let’s celebrate how far we’ve come, roll up our sleeves for the work ahead, and remember to lift one another up along the way. The future is ours to shape." - Tonya

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