ACP News, Journal of Prosthodontics News   August 1, 2018

Survey of Prosthodontists Results in JoP


Now online in the Journal of Prosthodontics, Dr. Kent Nash and Dr. Douglas Benting present the results of the latest prosthodontic private practice survey, noting trends and changes in characteristics impacting the private practice of prosthodontists over time using results from six surveys completed in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017.

Drs. Nash and Benting examine trends including age, gender, and experience of private practicing prosthodontists. Their results include analysis of the types of practice (e.g., solo practitioner, group practice), number of patient visits, hours in the practice, employment of staff, referral sources, and financial conditions (e.g., gross receipts, expenses in the practice, and net income).

"The average age of prosthodontists has declined since 2010. Hours in practice and hours treating patients have declined at a rate of about 1% per year since 2001. Mean net earnings of prosthodontists have declined at a rate of 1.6% since 2001 and 3.1% per year since 2007. The prosthodontist private practice industry, not unlike dentistry as a whole, has undergone economic and practice challenges that have affected the conditions of private practice during the last decade."

To access the article presenting the results, log in through the ACP website, and then click this link.

Citation: Nash KD, Benting DG: Private Practice of Prosthodontists in the United States: Results from the 2017 Survey of Prosthodontists and Trends Since 2001. J Prosthodont. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12923


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