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Brushing Up

October 11, 2014

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Profile America — Saturday, October 11th. The focus this month is definitely on taking care of your teeth. For one thing, October is Dental Hygiene Month-stressing preventative oral health care, from using dental floss to proper brushing techniques. In San Antonio, some 23-thousand dentists and associated professionals are in the midst of the latest annual session of the American Dental Association. They are taking continuing education courses and brushing up on leading-edge dental technology and products at hundreds of exhibit stations. Helping us care for our teeth are about 147,000 dentists and 193,000 dental hygienists, working in more than 131,000 dental offices across the country. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at

American Dental Association session
Session information
Dentists in the U.S.
Dental Hygienists in the U.S.
2012 Economic Census data NAICS 6212

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: October 01, 2014