The Great Recession and its uninspiring recovery have rewritten the rules for dentistry. Never before has a recession had so much impact on dentists and specialists. Many considered dentistry â€œrecession proof.â€ No one is saying that now.
The Levin Group Data Centerâ„¢ indicates that 75% of dental practices are still in decline relative to their pre-recession levels. Dentists and specialists are surprised to see this decline continue month after month and year after year. They donâ€™t realize that the environment has been changed permanently. Consequently, practices must react to these changes or face continued decline.