Last month, the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis released a report estimating the supply and demand for dentists and dental hygienists in 2012 and 2025. The data estimates were calculated using modeling techniques, based on specific assumptions. The findings predict that in 2025, all fifty states are projected to experience a shortage of dentists. For dental hygienists, the results differ in that overall, the workforce is expected to exceed the need. However, some states will experience projected shortages, while states such as California and Texas will have a surplus in the dental hygiene workforce. Click here to read the entire report: National and State-Level Projections of Dentists and Dental Hygienists in the U.S., 2012-2025.
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