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Academy of General Dentistry Releases Updated Employment Statistical Map
Date:4/15/2008

Chart reveals dental profession employs more than 786,000 workers

CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) announced the release of its updated statistical map entitled "The Economic Contribution of the Dentistry Profession in 2006" that details how many employees, broken down into numbers per congressional district and state, work in the dental profession. The map also provides figures for the annual payroll of these employees. The data clearly shows how much the dentistry profession contributes to each congressional district and state, both in terms of number employed and payroll totals.

The innovative map can be found on the AGD's Web site at http://www.agd.org/issuesadvocacy/reports/ . By clicking on any state, online visitors can find employment data organized by state and congressional district or view a chart listing totals state-by-state.

Copies of statistics from every congressional district have been delivered to each legislator's office, along with a copy of the AGD's fact sheets on its legislative goals for the second session of the 110th Congress including enactment of Deamonte's Law (HR 2371), the Children's Dental Health Improvement Act (S 739/HR 1781), and the Meth Mouth bill (S 1906/HR 3186).

"This is the third year that the AGD has compiled these statistics," said AGD President Vincent Mayher, DMD, MAGD. "These numbers show legislators how many of their constituents are employed by the dental profession, which is important information for legislators as they consider AGD's legislative priorities for this year and the organization's overall goal of better access to oral health care," Mayher added. Data for many counties is not available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics because there were too few persons listed for that county.

The AGD compiled this data from the 2006 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, and Occupational Employment Statistics Survey. The county employment data was converted into congressional districts, and then added together to determine the number of oral health care workers who are employed in each district. Nationwide, the dentistry profession employs over 786,000 workers. Total wages paid to dentistry professionals is in excess of $33 billion.

"We know that legislators and their staffs are very interested in the demographics of their constituency as they make voting and co-sponsorship decisions," said AGD's Washington Lobbyist Janet Kopenhaver. "These statistics and details on how many of their constituents are employed in the dentistry profession should be taken into consideration as legislators consider supporting and co-sponsoring the AGD legislative priorities for this year."

About the AGD

The AGD is a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the profession through continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world's second largest dental association, which is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists.

A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs.

For more information about the AGD, please visit http://www.agd.org.


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