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Is Your dental office still struggling after covid?
by Janet Dorenkott on April 12, 2022
In an article written a year ago by Oral Health Group, the dental industry was experiencing a huge decrease in revenue due to Covid-19 and Covid-19 restrictions. At the time of the article, dental offices were experiencing approximately a 45% drop in revenue. Simultaneously, they had an increase cost of 19% associated with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Of dentists who retired, 40% say that Covid-19 had some impact on their decision to do so.
As of October 2021, the American Dental Association claims that patient volume was still down 10% from pre-covid levels. This article also claimed that dentists had an increase of over 60% in stress related oral conditions such as chipped teeth and TMD.
In a recent conversation with one of our dentists, they claimed that their business is still not where it was before Covid-19. With costs up and revenue down and with fewer dental experts in the field, we are wondering how long the impact of Covid-19 will be felt by this industry. We weren’t able to find a more recent survey than October of 2021, so we decided to conduct our own survey.
Is your dental office still feeling a negative, financial impact from Covid?