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Q: Dental Clinics by Size - Japan ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Dental Clinics by Size - Japan
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: jess05-ga
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Posted: 07 Sep 2006 14:26 PDT
Expires: 07 Oct 2006 14:26 PDT
Question ID: 763156
I understand that there are approximately 65,000 dental clinics in
Japan. Can someone tell me the number of dental clinics in Japan
broken down by size (for example, by the number of dentists per
practice, number of patients seen, or number of procedures performed)?

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 07 Sep 2006 22:47 PDT
Hello again jess05,

Perhaps the information provided by the Japanese Dental Association
regarding the number of private practitioners and employed dentists
can be used to make a estimate by the number of dentists per practice?

1) Dental Manpower 
(as of 2000)

Number of dentists ...................................90,857(including
non-JDA Members)

Private practitioners 60,059 (62.9%)

Employed dentists 20,018 (24.5%)

Dentists in dental schools,

public research institutions 9,591 (11.2%)

Others 1,189 ( 1.3%)

If there are 65,000 dental clinics  60,059 Private practitioners and 20,018 
employed dentists, it would appear that the majority of  dental
clinics are one dentist businesses.

What do you think?

Does this answer your question?


Clarification of Question by jess05-ga on 08 Sep 2006 08:43 PDT
Hi bobbie7,

I need to have an estimate of the number of dental clinics that have
for example, more than 5 dentists working at the practice. I think
based on your excellent research that this is a small number, but
don't have any way to make a good guess. Anything that estimates the
number of "large" practices will be helpful.

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 09 Sep 2006 09:21 PDT
Hi Jess05!

Thanks for the clarification. I'll see what else I can find out.

Best wishes,
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