State of the Dental Industry

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2024 Mid-Year Perspective

The last five years have brought monumental change to the dental industry. It can be persuasively argued that there has been more change in the last five years than in the previous 100 years of the dental industry.

The Great Lockdown
In March of 2020, for the first time in modern history, the government told patients that they could not go to the dentist, and dental offices across the country and throughout the world were shut down for all but emergency cases. It was a tremendous mistake by our elected officials to declare dentistry “non-essential”, and society paid a significant cost for that mistake. Patients were denied essential treatment, dentists were deprived of their livelihood, with little to no benefit to society. It was an unnecessary disaster.

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