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ADA Health Policy Institute


The State of the U.S. Dental Market (March 2017 - 1 min)

The ADA Health Policy Institute summarizes key data and analyses from several national and in-house surveys on dental spending, dentist earnings, dental care utilization, and the supply of dentists. Looking forward, HPI highlights key forces expected to reshape the dental care market in the coming years. For more a more detailed review, be sure to watch a recording of HPI's State of the U.S. Dental Market webinar.

Santa Fe Group Interviews Marko Vujicic about Medicare and Oral Health (September 2016 - 11 min)

The theme of the Santa Fe Group Salon held in September 2016 was "Enhancing Oral Healthcare Access for America's Seniors." As part of a series, the Santa Fe Group interviewed Marko Vujicic on Medicare and oral health.

The Future of Dentistry (July 2015 - 4 min)

The ADA Health Policy Institute discusses 5 recent trends in the market of dental care services, 5 future forces that will shape the dental environment, and 3 great opportunities for the dental profession.

What the ADA Can Learn from the NBA (July 2015 - 2 min)

Trends of increased accountability, transparency, and data-driven metrics are coming to health care, dentistry included. The ADA Health Policy Institute looks to an unlikely source – the National Basketball Association (NBA) – at providing an inspirational example of how an association can be proactive, bold, and forward looking in facing similar market trends.

Read it in the Health Policy Perspectives column of JADA.

Where Have All the Dental Visits Gone? (June 2015 - 2 min)

Dentistry has a major “busyness” problem. But while the volume of dental care visits in dental offices is declining dramatically, dental care visits in FQHCs and hospital emergency rooms are skyrocketing.  This study argues that there is nothing on the horizon to reverse these trends and this analysis ought to be a wake-up call for the dental profession. Several strategic options to address dentistry’s busyness problem are laid out.

Read it in the Health Policy Perspectives column of JADA.

A New Era for Dentists (June 2015 - 56 min)

You asked and we delivered. Watch Dr. Marko Vujicic as he takes you through a dynamic and data-filled journey on the changing dental care environment and the exciting new opportunities for the dental profession. This is a 1-hour version of Marko’s immensely popular presentation delivered already to thousands of policy makers, dentists, educators, and health care advocates across the US. 

Of Lawyers, Lattes, and Dentists (March 2015 - 1.5 min)

What could lawyers, lattes, and dentists possibly have in common? Dr. Marko Vujicic has the surprising answer.

Read it in the Health Policy Perspectives column of JADA.

The Booming Medicaid Market (February 2015 - 1.5 min)

The dental care system is in the midst of major transition. Medicaid expansion under the ACA is about to reshape the dental benefits market.

Read it in the Health Policy Perspectives column of JADA.

A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape (Summer 2013 - 3.5 min)

The American Dental Association (ADA) carried out a comprehensive, forward-looking analysis of the dental care sector to help inform the strategic plan process. This environmental scan was managed by the ADA's Health Policy Institute, with oversight from the ADA's Strategic Planning Steering Committee of the Board of Trustees. A group of renowned thought leaders also provided additional insight into the analysis.

Visit the ADA's 2013 Environmental Scan page for more information.