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Allied Dental Education Programs Enrollment Sees Declines

June 24, 2022
by ADA News


Enrollment for dental hygiene and dental assisting programs declined from pre-pandemic levels in 2021-22, and the decline in dental assisting programs started prior to the onset of the pandemic, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute.

For dental hygiene programs, enrollment declined in 2020-21 followed by a recovery in 2021-22 to near pre-pandemic levels, according to the report, based on the latest data from the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s surveys of enrollment in predoctoral, advanced and allied dental education.

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