Friday Dental News Roundup

Happy Friday to all of our loyal roundup readers! This week, our blog is all about new trends in dentistry. Ranging from veterinary dentistry to women rising in the ranks to the overall demographics of the industry, we have some very interesting articles for you on this first day of May. Read on and let us know what you think. We love to hear from our readers!

The Lion Dentist
Meet Peter Emily, a pioneer in the field of wild-animal dentistry. Emily has treated a variety of animals including polar bears, Siegfreid and Roy’s tigers and a black-footed ferret whom he fitted with a gold tooth. This article explores Emily’s vigorous journey from human dental school to big animal dentistry and explores the rising popularity of human dentists infiltrating the veterinary dental field. Let us know what you think and give us a shout, or roar, whichever you prefer!

More women are joining the ranks of dentistry throughout the region, nation
According to the American Dental Association, the number of women dentists has more than tripled in the last two decades. The study found that 27 percent of practicing dentists in 2014 were women compared to 20 percent in 2005. According to some of the women interviewed, women succeed in the profession because patients feel they are  compassionate and personable. Read on for more detailed information on this rising trend.

The future of dental practice: Demographics
Take an in-depth look into the demographic trends in both patients and professionals and see the link between the workforce, economics and the practice of dentistry.

What do you think is the biggest trend in dentistry right now? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

Author: Carestream Dental Blog Administrator

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