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Oral Health Manpower

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Sources: CDO, Socialstyrelsen and Swedish Dental Association



 

Number of Different Oral Health Professionals

Category Total Number No./Inhabitants Year Source

Dentists
(Practising)

7 699 1:1 235 2012 2)

Dental Hygienists

3 989 n.a. 2012 2)

Chairside Assistants (dental nurses)

12 000 n.a. 2010 1)

Dental Laboratory Technicians

1 500 n.a. 2010 1)


1) Manual of Dental Practice. The Council of European Dentists, 2015. 
2) Nordic Dentistry in Numbers. Sveriges Tandläkarförbund. 2015

n.a. - not available

Distribution of Dentists by Age Group and Sex

Age groups Number % Female % Male Year Source
<35 Years 1 374 - - 2012 1)
35 - 44 Years 1 381 - - 2012 1)
45 - 54 Years 1 673 - - 2012 1)
>54 Years 3 325 - - 2012 1)
Total  7 753 54 46 2012 1)



1)Nordic Dentistry in Numbers. Sveriges Tandläkarförbund. 2015. 

Dentists by Employment

Government
Service %
Private
Practice %
Year Source
54 46 2012 1)


1) Nordic Dentistry in Numbers. Sveriges Tandläkarförbund. 2015.

Distribution of Dental Hygienists by Age Group and Sex

Age groups Number % Female % Male Year Source
- 24 Years 71 97 3 1996 CDO
25 - 29 Years 146 94 6 1996 CDO
30 - 34 Years 258 99 1 1996 CDO
35 - 39 Years 472 99 1 1996 CDO
40 - 44 Years 533 99 1 1996 CDO
45 - 49 Years 450 100 - 1996 CDO
50 - 54 Years 357 100 - 1996 CDO
55 - 59 Years 191 100 - 1996 CDO
60 - 64 Years 109 100 - 1996 CDO
65 - Years 19 100 - 1996 CDO
Total of above 2 606 99 1 1996 CDO
Total 2000 2 700 - - 2000 1)


CDO = Chief Dental Officer
1) Zillén PA & Mindak M. World Dental Demographics, Internat Dent J, 2000; 50: 194-197.



Number of Specialists

Speciality Number Year

Pedodontics

83 2010

Orthodontics

265 2010

Periodontology

101 2010

Endodontics

47 2010

Prosthodontics

134 2010

Oral Radiology

43 2010

Stomatognathic Physiology

34 2010

Dento-maxillofacial Surgery

145 2010

Source:  Manual of Dental Practice. The Council of European Dentists, 2015

Last updated by Samuel Wahlström