2011 ADA Dental Workforce Model: 2009-2030

Using data gathered from previous Distributions of Dentists and Surveys of Dental Graduates, this revealing report projects long-term changes in the U.S. dental workforce caused by:

  • Retirements
  • Occupation change
  • Location choice
  • Specialty education, and
  • Death.

Enrollment trends from previous Surveys of Dental Education enable national projections of:

  • The number of professionally active dentists and active private practitioners
  • Applicants to dental school
  • First-year dental school enrollments, and
  • Dental school graduates up to the year 2030.

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