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Dentist Employment Statistics

Dentists held about 161,000 jobs in 2006. Employment was distributed among general practitioners and specialists as follows:
Dentists, general 136,000
Orthodontists 9,200
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 7,700
Prosthodontists 1,000
Dentists, all other specialists 6,900

About one third of dentists were self-employed and not incorporated. Almost all dentists work in private practice. According to the ADA, about 3 out of 4 dentists in private practice are sole proprietors, and 1 in 7 belongs to a partnership. A few salaried dentists work in hospitals and offices of physicians.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition

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