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In accordance with ADA House of Delegates Resolution 80H-2008, which states "that all appropriate Survey Center results be published in the 'MEMBERS ONLY' section of the ADA Web site and there be no cost associated with this information for members of the ADA," we are pleased to offer the following selection of Survey and Economic Research on Dentistry publications available to download free of charge, as a benefit to ADA members.

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In addition, the latest versions of the annual reports on accredited predoctoral, advanced, and allied dental education programs are available for everyone to download free of charge.

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 SELECTED 2012 RESULTS FROM THE SURVEY OF DENTAL PRACTICE

 Data tables in Excel format on net income, gross billings, practice expenses, characteristics of private dental practices and employment of dental practice personnel.  Reported data are based on results of multiple years of the annual Survey of Dental Practice.  The new Excel table format replaces the previous Survey of Dental Practice written reports in PDF format and includes trended information back to 1990 for many figures.
 Income, Gross Billings, and Expenses  Tables in Excel
 Characteristics of Private Dental Practices  Tables in Excel
 Employment of Dental Practice Personnel  Tables in Excel

 

SELECTED RESULTS FROM THE DISTRIBUTION OF DENTISTS SURVEY
Data tables in Excel format include the number of dentists in the United States by state from 1993 to 2011, US population figures, the number of dentists per 100,000 population, and the supply of dentists in the US by practice, research or administration area as well as by age and gender. Reported data are based on analysis of multiple years of the annual Distribution of Dentists survey, the ADA’s census of dentists. The new Excel table format replaces the previous Distribution of Dentists written reports in PDF format.
Dentist Supply in the US: 1993-2011           Tables in Excel

Selected 2011 Results from the Survey of Dental Practice
Data tables in Excel format on net income, gross billings, practice expenses, characteristics of private dental practices and employment of dental practice personnel.  Reported data are based on results of multiple years of the annual Survey of Dental Practice.  The new Excel table format replaces the previous Survey of Dental Practice written reports in PDF format and includes trended information back to 1990 for many figures.
 Income, Gross Billings, and Expenses  Tables in Excel
 Characteristics of Private Dental Practices  Tables in Excel
 Employment of Dental Practice Personnel  Tables in Excel
 

DENTISTS' Economic Confidence (DecS)
The Dentists’ Economic Confidence Survey (DECS) measures dentists’ perceptions regarding various practice metrics and the condition of the economy today and in the future. In order to achieve a more direct measure of dentists’ confidence about their current and future confidence in the economy, the Dentists’ Economic Confidence Survey was created drawing from the earlier Survey of Economic Confidence. The first quarterly survey was conducted in the second quarter of 2012.
 2013
 4th Quarter  Full Report
2012
4th Quarter Full Report 
3rd Quarter Full Report 
2nd Quarter Full Report
 

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Survey OF Economic Confidence (sec)

Based on the results of surveys conducted quarterly between the third quarter in 2008 and the fourth quarter in 2011, these reports contain information regarding dentists' perceptions of the economic performance of their practices in the current quarter compared to the previous quarter on a variety of metrics.

4th Quarter 2011 Full Report 

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Survey of Dental Practice Series
Income from the Private Practice of Dentistry 2010 Full Report 2010 Highlights 
Employment of Dental Practice Personnel 2010 Full Report  2010 Highlights 
Characteristics of Dentists in Private Practice and Their Patients 2010 Full Report  2010 Highlights 
Annual Expenses of Operating a Private Practice 2009 Full Report 2009 Highlights 
Specialist Reports
Endodontists in Private Practice 2006 Full Report 2006 Highlights
Prosthodontists in Private Practice 2006 Full Report 2006 Highlights
Periodontists in Private Practice 2006 Full Report 2006 Highlights
Pediatric Dentists in Private Practice 2010 Full Report 2010 Highlights 
Orthodontists and Dentofacial Orthopedists in Private Practice 2010 Full Report 2010 Highlights 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Private Practice 2010 Full Report  2010 Highlights 

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Survey of Dental Fees
2011 Full Report

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Survey of Dental Services Rendered
2005-06 Full Report

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Distribution of Dentists
2009 Full Report  2009 Highlights 
2008 Full Report 2008 Highlights
2007 Full Report 2007 Highlights
Historical Report 1998 to 2006 Full Report

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Survey of Dental Graduates
2009 Full Report

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Technology AND SOCIAL MEDIA Survey

2010 Full Report

 

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 Survey on Retirement and Investment
 2010 Full Report 2010 Highlights

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Survey of New Dentists
2008 Full Report 2008 Highlights

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Survey of Current Issues in Dentistry Series
Surgical Dental Implants, Amalgam Restorations, and Sedation 2007 Full Report
Employee Termination and Embezzlement 2007 Full Report
Physical Well-Being and Substance Abuse 2007 Full Report
Selected Results 2007 Full Report

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Survey of Legal Provisions FOR Delegating Intraoral Functions to Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists
2010 Full Report

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Facts about states
2010 Full Report

 

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Consumer Price Index for Dental Services
1970-2011 Full Report

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