Table 1.

Demographic characteristics for all dental practitioners (n=576)

VariableDentists (n=207) f (%)Dental Hygienists (n=369) f (%)Total (n=576) f (%)
Gender*
    Male162 (80.2)5 (01.4)167 (29.3)
    Female40 (19.8)362 (98.6)402 (70.7)
Region of Practice†
    Northeast19 (9.7)62 (17.8)81 (14.9)
    South/Southeast56 (28.6)66 (18.3)122 (21.9)
    Midwest46 (29.1)77 (22.2)123 (24.6)
    Southwest42 (18.4)108 (29.2)150 (25.7)
    Northwest33 (12.6)47 (12.5)80 (12.8)
Variablemean±sdmean±sdmean±sd
*Seven participants did not respond to question regarding gender.
†Twenty participants did not respond to question regarding region of practice.
Age49.33±11.2141.31±10.2044.19±11.24
Years of Professional Practice28.18±11.4416.38±11.6819.31±12.18