Private dental practice operating costs: 7 statistics

Below are seven statistics on yearly expenses at dental private practices in 2019 based on data from the American Dental Association and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Average net income
General practice dentist average net income: $204,710
Dental specialist average net income: $343,410

Average annual gross billings
Average gross billings per owner dentist (general practitioner): $742,490
Average gross billings per owner dentist (specialty): $1,059,890

Median hourly salary of other private practice dental staff:
Full-time dental hygienist: $36.65
Full-time chairside dental assistant: $19.27

Median salary for recent dental school graduates
Median annual net income for general practitioners with dental school graduation years 2016-18: $130,000
**This statistic is an estimate from an annual 2020 ADA poll that should be used with caution.

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