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Dentist Wages and Employment

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Discuss whether or not an increase in the wages of dentists will increase the number of dentists employed.

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Labor Market and Income Distribution

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I. 🍃Introduction
- Brief explanation of the topic
- Importance of understanding the relationship between demand and supply in the dental industry

II. Factors that may cause an increase in demand for dentists
- Explanation of how an increase in demand may cause supply to extend
- Encouragement for more people to train to be dentists
- Higher pay leading to an increase in the standard of living of dentists
- Persuasion for current dentists not to leave the occupation or delay retirement
- Increased inward migration of qualified dentists

III. Factors that may cause a decrease in supply of dentists
- Explanation of how a decrease in supply may cause demand to contract
- Long period of training may discourage people
- Lack of qualifications or skills
- Job dissatisfaction
- Physical demands of the job
- Wages rising more in other occupations
- Increased costs for dental firms employing dentists or consumers reducing demand for dentists

IV. 👉Conclusion
- Summary of the factors that may affect the demand and supply of dentists
- Importance of considering both sides of the argument when analyzing the dental industry
- Implications for the future of the dental industry based on the factors discussed.

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