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Dentists and the U.S. Economy 1st Quarter 2009 report

Report #: 090279

Date: 04/23/2009

Fees: $295.00 USD (site license)

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Overview:

The 1st quarter 2009 edition of OMNIDENTM - AFG Research’s U.S. dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. Results for these questions are made available as part of a report titled: “Dentists and the U.S. Economy 1st Quarter 2009”.

The report will help dental manufacturers and distributors to: a) assess the current business environment of the industry, b) better understand the ways in which dentists across the U.S. are coping with changes in the economic environment, c) identify key opportunities for adapting their business to better address the needs of their customers, and d) identify future trends and developments to better forecast business activity in 2009 and beyond.

Specifically, AFG Research probed into what 250 U.S. dentists think about the current economic environment and the challenges faced by their practice. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. In addition, we collected feedback from dentists on their outlook for the upcoming six months and purchase intentions with respect to various dental products and technologies.

The research points to three underlying segments among U.S. dental practices: "on the edge", "bandwagon" and "robust". Perceptions of the U.S. economy, procedure volume (past and forecasted), as well as dental equipment / technology purchases are clearly different among each of these three segments.

Dental Procedures Covered:

The report covers the following dental procedures:

  • Direct fillings / restorations
  • Whitening / bleaching
  • Cleaning / prophylaxis
  • Sealant cases
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Enamel shaping
  • Treatment planning & diagnostic
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Veneers
  • Root canal treatment
  • Endodontic post
  • Implants
  • Orthodontic braces / appliance
  • Removable dentures
  • Full dentures

Dental Product Categories Covered:

The report covers the following dental product categories:

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