Archive for March 16, 2016

Why Aren’t Dentist Interested in Coming to Rural Iowa?

Written by Dentist. Posted in Family dentistry, General dentist, Woodbury dental center

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Citizens of Iowa, get ready — you may need to wait a while before your next dental appointment. According to officials, smaller towns will be the first hit by Iowa?s aging dentist demographic — more than 50% of dentists in the state are expected to retire soon. Experts point out that when dentists move from rural communities into big cities, it can often encourage a downward health spiral for those areas that have to deal with a dental shortage.

Dentists Aren?t as Interested in Rural Communities

Part of the issue, according to a local dental office manager Lois Kern, is that dentistry itself is changing — many dentists are going into corporate dentistry, in part due to the high costs of opening practices in small communities. As the price of education continues to rise, m