HPI seeks dentists in new survey panel to track economic, operational impact | American Dental Association

HPI seeks dentists in new survey panel to track economic, operational impact

Monthly poll now being called Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry

The ADA Health Policy Institute’s monthly COVID-19 economic results poll is evolving for 2022 and the institute is recruiting dentists to join the new survey panel.

In addition to asking some of the core economic questions the institute has been tracking, the scope of the poll — now being called Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry — will expand to ask questions about other issues facing dentistry. 

The purpose of this research is to track the economic and operational conditions in dental practices and public health clinics over time and measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other emerging issues in dentistry.

The institute will track data over time, so it is asking panel members to complete the survey on a monthly basis. The results will be analyzed in aggregate only — individuals will not be identified.

Each monthly survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete. Participation in each survey is voluntary.

Even those who are currently in the economic poll will need to re-join. All dentists, regardless of membership, are eligible to participate. 

Dentists’ responses to date have created a database and reports that the ADA has used in producing resources to help dentists recover from the impact of COVID-19 and adapt to changing practice conditions.

Enrollment for the survey panel is available online