65% of patients plan to visit dentist before year ends, NADG survey finds

Sixty percent of Americans surveyed said they were comfortable visiting a dentist and planned to schedule a routine checkup before the end of 2020, according to a survey commissioned by Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group.

The survey, conducted July 8-12, included more than 2,000 respondents nationwide, and was a follow-up to an April study also commissioned by NADG.

Three takeaways:

1. Sixty percent of respondents said they were comfortable visiting a dentist for a routine cleaning, compared to 29 percent in April.

2. Sixty-four percent said their dentist knew how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, up from 42 percent in April.

3. Sixty-five percent said they intended to schedule and visit a dentist within the next six months.

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