Pulse of Pennsylvania’s Dentist and Dental Hygienist Workforce (2011)
This workforce report presents findings from the 2011 Dentist Survey and 2011 Dental Hygienist Survey that collected information on the characteristics and distribution of the dentist and dental hygienist workforces within Pennsylvania. From the report, Medicaid patients were accepted by 23 percent of respondents who provided direct patient care in Pennsylvania, an increase from 17 percent in 2003. Ninety-six percent of respondents accept new patients in 2011. Dentists who provided direct patient care in Pennsylvania and practiced in rural counties decreased from 22% in 2003 to 19% in 2011.