Table 9.

Percent responses to factors influencing the choice of dentistry as a career

Low-Somewhat-High
Family member or friend who is a dentist31.8%7.5%11.1%16.3%33.2%
My family dentist27.4%8.9%17.2%20.1%26.5%
Awareness of dental market trends25.4%12.1%23.5%22.7%16.3%
Family member or friend who is not a dentist38.7%11.2%17.0%15.9%17.2%
Participation in a dental career development or school admissions program56.2%13.2%14.2%8.7%7.8%
Dental school visit53.7%14.9%16.9%9.2%5.4%
Career day66.6%14.6%10.9%4.2%3.7%
Recruitment by a school66.9%13.9%11.2%4.9%3.1%
High school or college counselor68.8%13.4%10.9%3.9%3.0%
Career brochure66.1%17.0%11.4%3.3%2.2%