Economy Keeps Patients Away from Dentist

Dental profits decreaseDentists and dental practices are absolutely not immune to the economic woes affecting so many Americans these days.

According to an ADA survey, half of dentist respondents reported that, during the final quarter of 2008, they saw fewer patients and made less income.

Dental patients have not stopped seeking dental care, but they’re more likely to drag their feet nowadays. Dentists report that some patients are choosing less expensive treatment options and postponing regular hygiene visits.

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About Julie Frey

+Julie Frey is the Editor of TheWealthyDentist.com blog. She has dedicated her career to Internet marketing and communications, working side-by-side with dental marketing guru Jim Du Molin since 2006. She has a degree in Linguistics from Stanford University, has a passion for language and writing, and lives in San Francisco.

  • http://www.markakleivedds.com Dentist in Minneapolis

    This was a very interesting read thanks for sharing it with us, I guess when economy delivers its punch even health takes a hit however I do think that some provisions should be made to avoid this neglect.

  • http://thornhilldentist.blogspot.com Dentist Thornhill

    The economy has affected everyone including dentists. I have noticed people are postponing treatment more than ever. This will only lead to more complicated and costly treatment in the future.

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