In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Kansas, in November, some residents are concerned about a shortage of dentists in the city.
But according to an article from KWCC-TV in Wichita Falls, Kansas that was published Tuesday, there are many more dentists than people believe, and that’s because dentists can earn more than $30,000 a year in dental practices.
The article reported that the number of dental practices in Wichita has increased in recent years.
According to KWTX-TV, Wichita has more than 4,200 dental offices and 1,300 dentists, which is nearly the same as the previous year.
This year, however, there were more than 1,000 dentists and 1 to 2,000 dental assistants.
The report notes that dentists who do not have full-time dental offices can also earn a lower hourly wage.
In the past, this salary was around $30 an hour.
But in 2017, dentists were paid less than $20 an hour, according to the report.
The Wichita-based KWTV reported that there are roughly 1,100 dentists working in Wichita.
Some of the dentists work in the area of the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Kansas City Star reported.
Some dentists also work at the Kansas State Fairgrounds and other places.
Dentists earn $40,000 per year, according the report, and are given a base salary of $34,000.
They also receive bonuses for good performance.
In 2016, the dental association of Wichita reported that a total of 4,400 dentists had been employed in the Wichita area.
But the number has decreased in recent months, the paper reported.
It said the increase has been attributed to the uptick in medical school graduates who want to work in dentistry.KWTV-TV reported on the report from the Wichita-area dental association, which represents dentists from across the state.
“There’s not a shortage in dentists anywhere, it’s just the dental industry has expanded.
And that’s caused dentists to take a little bit more time,” said Lori DeCrow, executive director of the association.
“Dentistry has always been a very competitive profession.
So if we can improve dental care, I think we can.”