Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Dentists industry has benefited from favorable demographic trends, technological advances and mounting awareness of oral hygiene over the past five years. However, better preventive care has slightly suppressed industry revenue growth. Limited patient access to dental care, due to nearly one-half of states in the United States only covering emergency dental care for Medicaid patients, has caused some dentists to lower prices and cut into profitability. Dental practice management companies are expected to characterize the industry landscape over the next five years, as more dentists move away from operating as sole practitioners to reduce operating costs... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Dentists perform a range of services that typically fall under general or specialty dentistry. Accounting for about 84.0% of dentists in the industry, general dentists provide services, such as preventive care, diagnosis and treatment planning, and procedures, such as fillings, dentures and extractions. Specialty dentistry, which includes endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry, makes up an estimated 16.0% of practicing dentists.
Dental visits and consultations
In 2015, dental visits and consultations are expected to make up 32.3% of total revenue. This product segment includes prevention services (16.3%), as well as consultation and diagnostic services (15.9%)... purchase to read more