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Survey of Dental Fees report available

Download free copy from ADA Health Policy Resources Center online

Interested in learning the average fee charged by dentists for a specific procedure? 

Be sure to review the 2011 Survey of Dental Fees report, published by the ADA’s Health Policy Resources Center. Many ADA members have already taken advantage of this benefit and have downloaded their free copy of the report at

The report includes national averages for general practitioners and six dental specialties, as well as general practitioners’ statistics by nine U.S. Census divisions. On average, responding general practitioners in the Pacific U.S. Census division charged $97.31 for an adult prophylaxis, while their peers in the East South Central division charged $64.40 in 2011.

The Survey of Dental Fees is conducted every other year. Dental procedures are grouped by category of dental service and identified by procedure code and nomenclature as published in the ADA’s CDT 2011-12.

More than 200 procedures are reported at the national level for general practitioners. The report includes the average fee for each procedure, as well as median, mode, eight percentiles and standard deviation.

In addition to being available as a free download to ADA members, the report is also available for purchase in hardcopy format (product ID SDF-2011) and costs $125 for ADA members, $187.50 for nonmember dentists, and $375 for commercial organizations, plus shipping and handling.

Nonmember dentists and commercial organizations may also purchase a downloadable version of the report (product ID SDF-2011D) for the same price, excluding the shipping and handling fee.

Order it by calling 1-800-947-4746 or visiting

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