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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17LDS09 - State of the Orthodontic Industry

Apr 23, 2017 10:30am ‐ Apr 23, 2017 11:30am


Results for the solo and small group practice were very strong in 2016 and doctor-owners are looking to build on that in 2017. With many forces pushing and pulling to change the shape of dentistry, facts on the current market will be presented offering doctor-owners the knowledge to make necessary strategic decisions. In addition to presenting up-to-date orthodontic market data, this lecture will identify the major pressures the specialty is facing. Chief among these changes is consolidation in dentistry, which is occurring at an accelerated pace. As a result and to remain relevant and competitive, the owners of solo and small group practices need to increase their level of business sophistication. This lecture will present how currently available practice analytic tools can be used to help a practice stay competitive and grow. Chris will review current trends in partnering with other orthodontists or pediatric dentists, as well as, how economic and generational trends are affecting practice owners. His presentation will equip you with data needed to stay competitive and make strategic decisions about the future of your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare their practice expenses to industry norms.
  • Explain the current disruptions affecting the specialty.
  • Outline specific take home objectives to implement in their practice, in order to remain relevant and competitive in the present environment.


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