A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape
The key takeaway from this first-of-its-kind analysis is that we have arrived at a critical moment for dentistry – a time for the profession to define its destiny. The scan involves thoughtful, objective, empirical research that provides the ADA with key facts and information needed to help shape a strategy for navigating the challenges ahead as we chart a course for the dental profession. Given the significant environmental changes on the horizon, organized dentistry cannot afford to be complacent.
Below are the full report and executive summary of the environmental scan as well as the external background report commissioned from the consulting firm Diringer and Associates..
- A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape — Full Report (PDF)
- A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape — Executive Summary (PDF)
- Critical Trends Affecting the Future of Dentistry — Diringer and Associates’ Full Report (PDF)
- Critical Trends Affecting the Future of Dentistry — Diringer and Associates’ Executive Summary (PDF)
You may also read a guest editorial in the February issue of JADA summarizing the environmental scan.
For more information or to request a presentation of these findings, please contact the ADA’s Health Policy Resources Center at email@example.com. Please visit the ADA’s YouTube page to embed the Environmental Scan on your web pages.
“This is a critical moment in dentistry and not a time for complacency. Understanding the key forces at work will assist the profession in defining its own destiny. Ignoring what is happening in the health and consumer environment will mean ceding the future of the profession to others.”
— Diringer and Associates, 2013