5 dental workforce updates

Here are five dental workforce updates Becker's has reported on since Oct. 11:

1. More dentists are concerned with staffing shortages at their practices than low patient demand, according to an October survey from the American Dental Association.

2. Forty-six percent of dental assistants who voluntarily left the field did so because of insufficient pay, according to the ADA's "Dental Workforce Shortages" report.

3. According to the ADA's "Dental Workforce Shortages" report, 42.9 percent of dental hygienists voluntarily left the field because of the culture.

4. More than 30 percent of dental practices in the U.S. are recruiting dental assistants and hygienists, according to a recent poll by the ADA's Health Policy Institute.

5. The ADA offered tips on factors dental professionals should consider before taking a new job.

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