When you’re looking for a new dental practice, your dentist is the one who will be the one to talk to you.
You may be the only one who can afford to pay a decent rate, but you may also need a dentist who can handle more than your needs, according to a new survey.
The results of the survey, released by the American Dental Association on Thursday, found that only 3.5% of dentists nationwide said they could provide a comparable level of care in the $60,000-$90,000 range.
The survey was conducted from January 17-20 among a representative sample of 2,091 dental practices in the United States.
It was based on responses from 1,988 dentists who answered a question about their practice’s overall health and care environment, the extent to which their practices provide dentistry-quality care, and whether their practices have dental practices with the most dental staff per capita.
The top three answers were that a dental practice with 1,000 dentists per capita could provide care at a lower cost than one with fewer than 500.
Only one in three dentists could say a dental office with a 1,500 dentists was able to provide the level of quality care they are able to do at the same cost.
About one in four dentists said they had experienced a dentists salary cut in the last year, but most said it was a small cut compared with the salary they could expect to see if they continue to work.
The average annual salary for dentists nationally was $60.52 million, according the survey.
That’s less than the average annual salaries for dental workers nationwide, who earn about $74,000, and less than average annual pay for dentistry assistants nationwide, whose median annual pay is $40,000.
The lowest-paying occupation for dentist was anesthesiologist, which pays $28,000 annually, according an AMA report published in 2015.
The highest-paying job is anesthesiology technician, which gets about $90,600.
In terms of health care costs, dental care is the biggest expense for dentisting, according.
In 2015, the average dental cost for an average American was about $2,800, according with the AMA.
The AMA survey also found that dentists were less likely to see patients in a hospital emergency room than nurses, who make $11.60 an hour.
That percentage is the lowest among all occupations, and dentists are the least likely to work in a health care facility.
The American Dont Dentists survey found that about 3% of dental school graduates had dental work that required them to use a wheelchair, and about 8% of those graduates had to use an electric wheelchair, according a report published by the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2014.
About 15% of respondents in the survey had a disability, including blindness and heart disease.
The survey also showed that 2% of adults had been diagnosed with cancer.
The study was published in the medical journal PLOS ONE.