September 3, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic affected the income of all dentists in 2020, but female clinicians took a much bigger financial hit than their male colleagues, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) on September 2.
Though overall dentist income plummeted 18% in 2020 compared to 2019, female dentists experienced a decrease in net income that was 12 percentage points greater compared to their male counterparts, according to the data.
“The economic impact of COVID-19 continues to affect women differently than men,” said Marko Vujicic, PhD, HPI’s chief economist and vice president. “This resonates with what is happening outside dentistry.”
Source: Dr. Bicuspid – COVID-19 crushed the income of female dentists