DSO-affiliated dentist more concerned with staff shortages

Dentists that are affiliated with DSOs are more concerned with staffing shortages than dentists that are not DSO-affiliated, according to a survey from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

The ADA's monthly "Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry" asked dentists if staffing shortages or a lack of patient demand for care was more concerning.

Here is what concerned dentists the most:

DSO-affiliated dentists 

Dental team staffing shortages: 61.7%

Not enough patient demand for care: 26.7%

Neither of these concerns me: 11.7%

Non-DSO-affiliated dentists

Dental team staffing shortages: 51.1%

Not enough patient demand for care: 36%

Neither of these concerns me: 12.9%

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