In 2018, it is expected that 1 in 10 dental healthcare workers will be women.
But the healthcare industry is also expected to lose about a quarter of its workforce.
This is because healthcare workers are expected to make up the vast majority of the healthcare workforce in the coming years.
As part of the 2017 Health Care Workforce Survey, The Health Sciences Centre of Excellence at the University of Western Australia estimated that between 2 and 3 percent of dental healthcare providers are women.
With a projected labour force of 3.7 million, this means there are some 2.5 million more women dentists in Australia than there are men.
This gender imbalance has a huge impact on dental healthcare.
Dentists make up just 7 percent of dentists and dental surgeons in Australia.
In the same survey, one in five dentists had never heard of female dentists.
The gap between the workforce of dentistry and dental healthcare is widening as women enter the workforce more frequently.
In 2019, women accounted for 18 percent of all dental healthcare practitioners.
Women make up 12 percent of healthcare workers aged 25-54, 15 percent of those aged 55-64 and 11 percent of doctors aged 65 and over.
But they represent only 6 percent of the dental workforce.
Women are not only under-represented in the dental profession, they are under-represented by a significant margin.
While there are about one in six dental healthcare professionals in Australia, women make up more than half of the dentists, dentor and dental surgeon in the country.
In fact, women account for almost a quarter (24 percent) of dentist vacancies in Australia and account for more than a third (35 percent) in dental medicine, orthodontics and general dentistry.
In addition, women dentistry is a less profitable field than male dentistry, and women dentist jobs pay less than men dentistry jobs.
The disparity between the roles and the pay gap between men and women in the dentistry sector has led to a lack of female representation in the field.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, women in dental care have a wage gap of $23,600 compared to men of $31,600.
In 2018–19, there were around 14,400 female dentistry students, and in 2019-20 there were 4,000.
A woman in dental healthcare in Australia makes more than the median salary of a male dentist.
This wage gap has been on the increase over the past five years.
In 2015–16, the median annual wage for a female dental student was $28,900.
The latest figures from the Australian Dental Association show that the median wage for the top earners of denturers and dental assistants is $76,500.
In 2017–18, the mean annual salary of the top dental practitioner in Australia was $117,100, while the median hourly wage for dental assistants was $25.50.
A female dentist in Australia earns about $25,000 less than a male dental practitioner, but the gap is even wider than the wage gap.
In 2021–22, the average annual wage of the lowest paid dental practitioner was $17,500, while that of the highest paid was $54,000, according to the latest ABS figures.
The top three earners of dental practitioners in Australia are the National Health Service (NHS), Health Insurance Union (HU), and the Australian College of Dental Surgeons (ACDS).
The median annual salary for the first-year dentists was $115,000 in 2019–20, but by 2020–21, the pay of the second-year dental practitioners was $121,300, and the third-year was $124,400.
In 2020–22 the median income for dental students was $56,600, but for dentists the median is $74,600 and the median for dentistry assistants is only $43,500 per annum.
The pay gap is widening in the United States The gender pay gap in the U.S. is wider than it is in Australia because dentists are paid in a different way to dentists from Australia.
Women dentists earn an average of $18,000 per annuity in the US, compared to the $23 for men.
However, the disparity between men’s and women’s pay is widening.
In 2016–17, the women’s average annual pay for dentist was $47,500; the men’s was $42,400, according the National Women’s Law Centre.
However by 2020-21, women’s salaries had risen by just $10,400 to $55,600 per annuitant, compared with men’s salaries of $76.00 per annu.
The difference between the male and female median pay for a dental professional in the states is particularly stark.
The median pay of a dentist in California is $69,000; the median pay is $61,200 for denture assistants, dentists or dental assistants.
The male dental profession in the state of Washington is $66,200