By JENNIFER FELTMAN The Associated Press | AP TOPBURY, N.H. (AP) A century ago, the dentists in the U.S. used to be the only ones doing this.
Today, dentists are among the largest employers in the country.
The dentists make $20 billion a year in revenue.
They also make millions of dollars from fees.
And they’re making their money on a whole lot of people.
Dentists are a big business.
About 7.6 million dentists work in the United States, according to the U, and they make up the largest dental industry group, accounting for about $8 billion in annual revenue.
But their numbers are shrinking.
In 2017, there were only 6,500 dentists.
By 2031, the number of dentists working in the dental field is expected to fall to 4,800, according a report from the U .
Dentists, dentures and the dentist’s office are the most lucrative occupations in the industry, according.
Dentists make about $20,000 a year, and are paid $10,000 to $20.
Many dentists earn as much as $70,000.
The average dentist earns $110,000 or more a year.
Dental office jobs are growing.
The number of dental office jobs grew 8.2 percent in 2017 to a record 5.2 million.
And in 2018, the total number of U.s. dental office positions reached more than 4 million.
In 2020, the office work is expected, according the U report.
Dentist pay is rising fast, too.
In 2019, the average dentist earned $89,000, up from $75,000 in 2016.
The total pay for dentists is expected increase 6.2% in 2020 to $94,000 for full-time dentists, the report said.
Dents are working in more than 1.4 million offices in the next five years.
In 2021, the most recent year for which data is available, the U expects more than 10 million offices to be filled, with more than 800,000 dentists making more than $100,000 annually.
The U expects to add more than 20 million dentist positions in the decade ahead.
The dental profession’s revenue is projected to grow in 2021 to $11.6 billion, and the average salary of dentist will increase from $100 to $120,000 by 2031.
The increase in pay for dental office workers, and more dental office openings, are projected to boost the economy by about $6.2 billion, according with the report.DENTISTS ARE PAYING FOR THEIR OWN JOBS.
The dental industry has grown so much that dentists pay more for their own jobs than they do for those of other jobs.
In the last decade, for example, the dental office industry has spent $1.5 billion more on salaries than dentists do, the industry report said, adding that dentistry is expected spend $1 billion more in 2021 on health care services, and $1 trillion in 2029 on other areas.
But dentists will be among the highest earners.
In 2018, dentistry paid $1,500 to $2,000 more for an average full-service dentist than it did in 2017, and dental office wages will be $1 million higher by 2029, according The U. Dentistry is also one of the biggest industries that pays for itself through fees.
For the last 10 years, dentist fees have grown more than 30 percent.
But in 2021, they will be about $700 million, more than double what they were in 2017.
The dentists union, which represents more than 100,000 dental workers, is also paying more.
The union recently voted to authorize the union to increase its minimum wage, from $8.00 to $9.00 an hour.
The amount will go up to $10.00 per hour for full service dentists and $12.00 for full time dentists by 2021, and to $15.00 by 2026.
The union also wants to raise the retirement age for dental workers to 65.
But the state does not have the funds to raise that age.
Dentifers have been getting raises in recent years, but they have not been as high as they were before the recession hit in 2008.DENTS PAY BIGLY TO THE DENTAL INSTITUTE.
The most recent federal statistics show that dentist payments to the American Dental Association are about $15 billion, which is more than the entire dental industry makes in annual revenues.
Dentologists have about $25 billion in income and their salaries are about half that of dentistry workers.
Dentons make more money because they can take a smaller percentage of the dentistry industry’s revenues, said Jim Miller, president of the American Association of Dental Surgeons.
The association also has an interest in keeping the industry profitable.