Dentists mixed on economic recovery of dental industry, US economy

Dentist confidence is mixed on the economic recovery of the dental industry, their dental practices and the U.S. economy, according to an August poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.  

The poll was taken as part of the ADA's monthly "Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry" report. The HPI surveyed about 1,204 dentists on their confidence in economic recovery over the next six months.


Dentists' particular dental practices

Very confident: 23.3 percent

Somewhat confident: 33.7 percent

Neither confident nor skeptical: 21.6 percent

Somewhat skeptical: 16.5 percent 

Very skeptical: 4.9 percent

The dental care sector

Very confident: 12.5 percent

Somewhat confident: 40.7 percent 

Neither confident nor skeptical: 20.5 percent

Somewhat skeptical: 21.5 percent

Very skeptical: 4.8 percent

The U.S. economy

Very confident: 4.4 percent 

Somewhat confident: 21.2 percent  

Neither confident nor skeptical: 18.1 percent 

Somewhat skeptical: 32.6 percent  

Very skeptical: 23.7 percent

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