ERIC Number: ED082662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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A study of Dental Manpower Demand and Supply in Pennsylvania.
Durkee, Frank M.
This study attempted to examine dental manpower and variables related to it in Pennsylvania in the context of the national dental manpower. Findings include: (1) Optimum demand, based on dental care for all in the next decade, would require 2,495 additional dentists. (2) Women find a career in dentistry to be very satisfactory but only one-half percent of the dentists in the United States are women. (3) Changing to a 3-year instead of a 4-year dental school curriculum could produce 232 to 320 additional dentists in 1973-80 and meet more than half of the need for more dental manpower. (4) If the water supply were universally flouridated in Pennsylvania, the manpower need for dentists would be reduced, thus providing manpower for improved care. (5) Projected dental manpower needs for Pennsylvania for 1973-80 can be met without increasing dental school facilities by (a) enrolling more Pennsylvania students in Pennsylvania dental schools, thus reducing nonresident admissions, and (b) increasing the use of dental auxiliaries, particularly dental assistants. Related tables are included in the appendices. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania