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Results from ADA House mega discussion

The ADA held its sixth House of Delegates mega topic discussion Friday, examining what impact and role the ADA and the profession have in an environment of changing life sciences and the new health care landscape.

Among questions discussed:

1. Based on what you currently know about the environment of changing life sciences and new health care landscape, how important do you believe it is for individual dentists to incorporate these trends into their day-to-day practice?

  • Very important: 63 percent;
  • Somewhat important: 34 percent;
  • Not too important: 3 percent.

2. How important do you think it is that the ADA responds to these trends in the next five years?

  • Very important: 88 percent;
  • Somewhat important: 11 percent;
  • Not too important: 1 percent.

3. Based on what you currently know about the environment of changing life sciences and new health care landscape, what is your prediction as to their potential impact on organized dentistry?

  • Positive: 61 percent;
  • Neutral: 23 percent;
  • Negative: 16 percent.