HPI has improved its methodology for tracking how dental practice modality is changing in the U.S. A new analysis of 2022 data looks at two important, yet distinct, elements of practice modality: (1) dental practice size, defined by the number of locations within a dental practice, and (2) the percentage of dentists affiliated with a dental support organization (DSO).
The data report includes results for practice size and DSO affiliation, broken down by dentist career stage, sex, and dental specialty. Data are also available at the state level broken down by career stage.
An on-demand recording by HPI's Chief Economic and Vice President Marko Vujicic offers a background and summation of the data findings.
- The Evolving Dental Practice Model recording on demand as well as the recording's PowerPoint slides (PDF) – summary of data findings. PPT file available upon request.
- Distribution of Dentists According to Size of Dental Practice and Affiliation with a Dental Support Organization (DSO) (XLSX) – data report.