9 dental specialties that grew in the past 20 years, and 1 that didn't

Nine out of 10 dental specialties saw increases in the number of practitioners between 2001 and 2021, according to data from the American Dental Association.

The dental agency collected data on the total number of dentists by specialty and the ratio per capita in a January report.

Here are the growth percentages for 10 dental specialists between 2001-2021:

General practice dentists: 21.77 percent increase (+28,471)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: 16.9 percent increase (+1,079)

Endodontists: 41 percent increase (+1,672)

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedists: 17.8 percent increase (+1,656)

Pediatric dentists: 108 percent increase (+4,554)

Periodontists: 13.7 percent increase (+686)

Prosthodontists: 15 percent increase (+494)

Oral and maxillofacial pathologists: 1.6 percent increase (+7)

Public health dentists: 5.9 percent decrease (-157)

Oral and maxillofacial radiologists: 1,375 percent increase (+165)

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.