Evidence shows that older Americans are at risk for greater oral health problems than other groups because of age and the inability to get to a dentistís office due to an existing medical condition or lack of transportation.
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Deciding on a career? Consider dentistry. The dental profession allows you to contribute to the health and well-being of others, including changing the way a person looks and feels about himself or herself.
General dentists make up the majority of the 150,000 dentists practicing in the United States and Canada. Most of them have their own practice, and dental practices rank third as a start-up business that is most likely to succeed, according to an article in the July 2002 issue of AGD Impact, the newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Reviewed: January 2012
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