Topics: Diversity, Oral Health
Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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.