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. Furthermore, private dental clinics are one of the nation's most profitable industries. Moreover, the industry is less dependent on health insurer reimbursements than the healthcare sector as a whole, due to patients largely paying for dental treatments out of pocket, lowering administrative costs. Profit is expected to over the five years to 2016, due to many practices joining dental practice management companies (DPMCs), which are large companies that provide services for multiple dental offices, lowering operational costs... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of dentists in the United States is closely connected to the economics of location; that is, it is largely influenced by the distribution of population, exposure to fluoridation, dental care input prices and household incomes. Medicaid funding is another major factor influencing the location of dentists.
Rural versus urban
The number of dentists per 100,000 people is higher in large metropolitan cities than other areas, particularly rural areas. The top four regions with the largest number of industry establishments include the West, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes, accounting for 21.4%, 21.2%, 17.1% and 14.7% of the total number of establishments, respectively... purchase to read more