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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 www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:
American Dental Association session: http://www.eventsinamerica.com/events/ada-annual-session-2014-american-dental-association/ev52b868f45bbb8/#.VADG2ihqpW4
Session information: http://www.ada.org/en/
Dentists in the U.S.: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dentists.htm
Dental Hygienists in the U.S.: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm
2012 Economic Census data: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2012_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 6212


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: September 26, 2014