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The feminisation of the orthodontic workforce.
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PMID:  16990889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the status and activity of women in the UK orthodontic workforce. DESIGN AND SETTING: Postal questionnaire based on the UK orthodontic workforce. SUBJECTS: All orthodontic providers in the UK. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was circulated to the total study population. The variables studied relating to sex were numbers, age, number of sessions worked, productivity, professional status and retirement intentions. RESULTS: The response rate was 72.7%. 31.4% of the participants were female. The average age of female providers was 42.7 (SE 0.48) years, who were on average 4 years younger than males. Sixty-six percent of specialist trainees are women and 34% men. 41.5% of male providers and 31.6% of female providers plan to retire in the next 15 years. The mean number of sessions worked by women was 7.2 (SE 0.1) and men 8.2 (SE 0.1). Women completed 24.2 (SE 1.9) cases per session and men 25.6 (SE 1.3). CONCLUSIONS: The orthodontic workforce is becoming increasingly feminised. The cumulative effect of more women completing fewer cases will mean that workforce planners will need to consider increasing numbers to allow for this feminisation.
T C Murphy; N A Parkin; D R Willmot; P G Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  201     ISSN:  0007-0610     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-22     Completed Date:  2007-01-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Montagu Hospital, Mexborough, S64 0AZ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Dentists, Women / statistics & numerical data*
Great Britain
Middle Aged
Orthodontics / manpower*
Workload / statistics & numerical data

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