Exploring the Impact of Household, Personal, and Employment Characteristics on Dentistry’s Income Gap Between Men and Women

Authors: Sai Sindhura Gundavarapu, BS | Simona Surdu, MD, PhD | Margaret Langelier, MSHSA

Topics: Diversity, Oral Health

Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research Center

January 20, 2023

Although the dental workforce is diversifying, there continues to be an income gap between men and women in the oral health workforce. This is particularly striking in a field where females and minorities are more likely to treat populations who might otherwise struggle to get access to oral health care.

This article examines the extent of the income gap between male and female dentists and evaluates the impact of their household, personal, and employment characteristics on income differences.

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