Sorry, but I just couldn't resist the opening pun. :-D In celebration of International Women's Day today, though, a quick article is in order. Kind of like the article I recently wrote, Without Immigrants, Smiles by Payet Dentistry Wouldn't Exist.
Women Account for Over 90% of Dental WorkersMy apologies for not having done a ton of research or having links today, but this point should be fairly obvious to anyone who's been to a dental office recently. The overwhelming majority of people in dentistry are women. I do have a few statistics and will try to find a couple more when I have more time:
- Out of approximately 150,000 dental hygienists in the USA, 98% are women
- Out of approximately 375,ooo dental assistants in the USA, 98-99% are women
- Out of approximately 195,000 dentists in the USA, 30% are women