Only 62% of pediatric dentists report being paid fully last week: 7 things to know

Of all dentists, pediatric dentists were the least likely to report being paid in full for the week of Sept. 13, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

Results come from the ADA's nationwide poll of more than 1,500 U.S. dentists for the week of Sept. 13.

Dentists were asked "Are you being paid this week?" Below are the percentage of respondents who answered "Yes," per type of dentist.

Endodontist: 100 percent
Orthodontist: 100 percent
Prosthodontist: 100 percent
Dental surgical specialist: 100 percent
General practice: 85.4 percent
Periodontist: 66.7 percent
Pediatric dentist: 62.5 percent

Pediatric dentists were the least likely to respond "Yes," with 37.5 percent of pediatric dentists reporting that they were being partially paid.

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