CHICAGO, U.S.: New research from the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) shows that the average net earnings of general practitioner (GP) dentists in the U.S. fell by 17.9% in 2020 compared with 2019. In a recent webinar, Dr. Marko Vujicic, chief economist and vice president at HPI, explained that the fall in net income had been significantly higher for women and older dentists.
“I hate the dentist” is an all-too-common refrain from patients. This is to be expected when, according to some studies, as many as 60% experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. Still, it is not a particularly rousing feeling to know that large swathes of the population live in fear of your laboriously trained hands.
As the principal at the Sydney-based dental practice Care Dentistry, specialist prosthodontist Dr Christopher Ho leads by example. The procedures and techniques he employs to create aesthetic rehabilitations are guided by digital solutions that deliver greater efficiency, accuracy and patient acceptance. Here, he discusses how 3Shape’s product portfolio powers his digital workflows.