The dental industry amid COVID-19: 5 statistics and projections

The dental industry has been hit hard by COVID-19, and it may not get easier in the coming months, according to a Bloomberg report.

 Five things to know from the report and the American Dental Association:

1. During the week of April 5, 80 percent of dental practices said patient volume was less than 5 percent of normal.

2. COVID-19 could mean a 66 percent spending reduction for dental services in the U.S.

3. Dental services in 2021 are expected to see 32 percent spending reduction.

4. Lack of personal protective equipment could make it difficult for dental practices to return even after restrictions on non-emergent services are lifted.

5. The demand for clear aligners is "nonexistent," according to Blueshift Research.

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