Episode 107 – Future Supply of Dentists and Whether They Plan to be Self-employed – Dr. Amardeep Bains – Dental Therapy Part 3

On this week’s episode of Removing the Bite Block Dr. Caroline Zeller discusses future dental trends with her long time friend and colleague, Dr. Amardeep Bains. This episode fits nicely in the Dental Therapy Series, by discussing how the future supply of dentists might affect dental workforce models like Dental Therapy. Dr. Bains and Zeller also discuss trends in self-employed versus employed dentists and whether this trend exists in the rest of healthcare. Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Meeting Dr. Bains
  • Statistics on self-employed versus employed dentists
  • Future trends towards corporate dentistry
  • How an employed dental workforce affects access to care
  • Responsibility of dental corporations to increase access
  • Future supply of dentists
  • How changes in gender composition of dentists will affect amount of dentistry provided
  • Changes in dental demand
  • How changes in age of retirement changes supply of dentist
  • How supply of dentists does not equate to adequacy of dental workforce
  • What future supply of dentists means for dental therapy
  • Why female dentists provide more care to the underserved than male dentists
  • Statistics on males versus females in specialties

Dr. Amardeep Bains is a dentist based in Sacramento, California. Dr. Bains graduated as a dentist from King’s College London, University of London in 2009 following which he worked in private practice in England as well as an Oral Surgery Senior House Officer with University College Hospitals, Eastman Dental Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, United Kingdom. He attained the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011. Dr. Bains worked as a dental healthcare consultant in the United Kingdom before relocating to Australia where he worked as a dentist serving both private and community patients in a variety of different clinical settings. Dr. Bains completed his D.M.D. at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA after which he pursued a General Practice Residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Following his GPR residency, Dr. Bains has worked with community dentistry, in the public health sector and privately in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Bains has lectured at the UCLA GPR Program as well as for the State of California. Dr. Bains has lectured at the UCLA GPR Program as well as for the State of California and continues to play an active role within organized dentistry.

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