The Current State of the Dentistry Job Market
Patient demand is set to outpace the nation’s supply of dentists. More than half the dentists in the U.S. are over 50 years old, and as this population retires, there will be fewer dentists, pediatric dentists, endodontists, and oral surgeons.
Supply and Demand in Dentistry
The United States Does Not Have Enough Dentists
The critical need for dentistry professionals stems from many sources. The majority of dental practices are individually owned, and many baby boomers are retiring and closing their practices without a buyer. Since 2008, there has been a steady decrease of applicants to dental programs, which will yield fewer new graduates per year.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are 5,493 areas in the United States that do not have enough dental practitioners to meet the needs of their populations. California, Texas, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, and Missouri are among the states with the greatest need.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of 21 percent for dentists between 2010 and 2020. This surging demand has caused dentists to quickly become some of the most requested medical professions at Barton Associates, and the number of locum tenens dentistry jobs grows every day.
ALL ABOUT LOCUM TENENS JOBS FOR DENTISTS
What Does This Mean for You?
There are endless locum tenens job opportunities for dentists who want to explore the United States and do the greatest good by treating underserved patient populations.
DISCOVER THE FREEDOM, FLEXIBILITY, AND UNMATCHED EARNING POTENTIAL OF A LOCUM TENENS CAREER
Do you want to travel to Alaska? How about Florida? And do you want to make money while treating patients who really need you? You can with locum tenens jobs through Barton. We’ll schedule a phone consultation to get a sense of what you’re looking for, then compile a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.
REVIEW YOUR OPTIONS AND SELECT THE JOB THAT SOUNDS BEST
Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to the hiring managers of the jobs that interest you. If there’s a match, we’ll work with the hiring manager to finalize your employment agreement.
GO AHEAD AND START YOUR NEW JOB!
Barton Associates will handle any licensing, credentialing, or travel-related issues before you arrive, plus work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one. All you have to worry about is providing the very best patient care you can. After all, that’s why you’re there.