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We are Women | 100% Female Office

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

For the first time, women make up the majority of students in U.S. medical schools. In 2019, 50.5% of medical school students were female and 49.5% were male, according to a new report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). And since 2008, the female dentist percentage is up 44%.

Until several decades ago, dentistry was traditionally reserved for men. This is no longer true! Female dentists comprise over 22% of all dental practices. There also appears to be some distinct advantages to having a female dentist. Please note, we are not debating gender as we don’t believe in that kind of thinking.

Here are some interesting studies and survey factoids we found!

Researchers found women dentists take a more conservative approach. This is something Dr. Kathryn Ryan and her team at Parkway Prosthodontics stand by. She believes that conservative treatment is always the rule. She listens to her patients and only recommends what is best for each individual. Researchers also say women were more likely to opt for less radical solutions. Again, this saves patients money in the long run.

Some people say women are more nurturing. Perhaps, it is just Mother Nature here, but women tend to be better at putting themselves in other people’s shoes with more empathic thinking. This makes for a better bedside manner in the medical world. Having a prosthodontist with a good bedside manner lowers the stress for an anxious dental patient.

We are a very proud female-owned, staffed, and run office!

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