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 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 income. 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