DentalCrossing Reports 6,390 Dental Jobs in U.S., Saying More on the Way

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Jobs in almost all areas of dental work are spiraling. Latest job search on reports that 6,390 dental jobs in the U.S. are awaiting takers.

Several studies linking oral health to overall health are encouraging new dental jobs.

As per the findings of Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Occupational Outlook Handbook: 2012-13 Edition for Dentists, Employment for the profession is expected to grow by 21 per cent from 2010 to 2020. This is speedier than the average for all occupations. Latest job search on is in line with this finding. The website reports 6,390 active dental jobs in the U.S. that have been unfilled. This has largely put ice on reports suggesting that dental work is difficult to get in the U.S.

Over the years dentists have become an important part of the lives of teens, tweens and the elderly and are continually in demand. Several studies linking oral health to overall health are encouraging new dental jobs, informs Harrison Barnes, Chief Executive Officer of DentalCrossing. And a preview of this is presented on Additionally, it has also been noted that there is an immense growth in dental assistant and dental hygiene jobs. New openings for these experts on are a testimony of the same.

More than 2,040 active jobs for dental assistants have been found on the site. Of these, 188 are in Texas, 272 are in California, 150 are in Tennessee, 228 are in Pennsylvania, and 218 are in Ohio. Likewise, the need for dental hygienists has led to the emergence of several dental hygiene schools in many regions of the U.S. since 2007. While this is good, considering public demand is being met, eighty percent of dental hygienists participating in RDH eVillage Job Benefits survey claim that this has resulted in a surplus of dental hygienists, with not all being able to find jobs. Probably this is working to the advantage of recruiters who are demanding full-time dental hygienists to work even on holidays or hiring part-time dental hygienists to work on shift-basis. About 1,280 of the 2,111 hygienists participating in the third part of the RDH eVillage Job Benefits survey said they worked full-time, even on many nationally declared holidays. Full time opportunities, according to 80 per cent of those surveyed, were hard to come by.

In the final report accounting for the first three parts of the 2013 Dental Hygienist Job Benefits Survey, it has been identified that employers prefer multiple part-time hygienists so that they can avoid offering benefits to employees earning the highest wages. In this scenario a Tennessee hygienist fails to understand how certain sources still list dental hygiene as a top 10 best employment option of the future. But, we know why. The job growth is picking up greatly in this area. According to DentalCrossing there are 445 opportunities for dental hygienists in the U.S. that still await takers. Of these opportunities, 303 have been added this week itself.

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About DentalCrossing:

DentalCrossing is part of the Employment Research Institute, which is one of the most powerful and comprehensive organizations dedicated to helping professionals find jobs that will enhance their careers. Employment Research Institute consists of 120+ of industry-specific and 120+ location-specific job boards which consolidates every job opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also offers a seventy two-hour free trial to new members.

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