Saturday, February 07, 2009

Financial climate: ADA takes close look at how dentists are faring

Take a look at some of the results.
ADA Survey of Economic Confidence of Dentists during the third quarter of 2008 with some stronger regional influences. The survey, to be repeated quarterly, drew 1,749 respondents and permits comparison across regions. Examples:

* 51 percent of dentists reported declining incomes and 45 percent said their incomes were the same or increased;
* 53 percent of dentists reported an increase in open appointment time and 43 percent said open appointment time was about the same or decreased;
* 45 percent of dentists said treatment acceptance rates were lower and 51 percent said they were about the same or higher;
* 45 percent of dentists said gross billings were lower and 51 percent said they were about the same or higher;
* 47 percent of dentists said they were not at all confident about future gross billings and 50 percent said they were somewhat confident or very confident about future gross billings

Read the entire article at the ADA web site

No comments: