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May 14, 1932

The Practice of Dentistry and the Incomes of Dentists in Twenty States: 1929.

JAMA. 1932;98(20):1765. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460069035

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In this volume the author has assembled and analyzed a mass of data relative to dental practice not heretofore available. The study, which is the report of a questionnaire survey conducted by the American Dental Association, includes chapters dealing with professional aspects of practice, economic features of practice, the dentist's working year and the number of patients treated, charges for dental services, business practice, incomes by states and types of practice, location and income, year of graduation and income, salaried personnel and income, income as related to working time, and dental incomes and dental expenses.

From the study of the 5,544 reports received, it appears that fully 96 per cent of the dentists practicing at the time of the survey had had at least three years of training in a dental school. This includes about 38 per cent whose formal training extended over a period of four years. Three per

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