Findings to help shape dentistry's future
September 16, 2013
by American Dental Association (ADA)
The American Dental Association (ADA) has just released a comprehensive, groundbreaking analysis of the dental care sector in a report titled, “A Profession in Transition: Key Forces Reshaping the Dental Landscape.” The report summarizes important findings of an environmental scan carried out by the ADA as part of the ADA’s 2015-20 Strategic Plan development process.
This forward-looking analysis of the dental landscape is the first of its kind from the ADA. According to the report, this is a critical moment for dentistry—a time for the profession to define its future vision.
“Given the significant environmental changes on the horizon, including expected changes in the dental care delivery system, this analysis shows that the dental profession must prepare by shaping a proactive strategy to navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead,” said Dr. Robert A. Faiella, ADA president.
Some of the key findings include:
The ADA’s Health Policy Resources Center, with oversight from the Strategic Planning Steering Committee of the Board of Trustees, managed the execution of the environmental scan, using a combination of internal researchers and external consultants to complete the analyses. The environmental scan team commissioned external studies from consulting firm Diringer and Associates and obtained insights and analyses from a group of renowned thought leaders with diverse background and perspectives.
The ADA is communicating the scan’s findings via a full report, executive summary and video as well as Diringer and Associates’ full report and executive summary. In addition, the ADA also plans to offer a webinar in the next few weeks and presentations to interested groups upon request. For more information please visit www.ada.org/escan.
For more information please visit our webste at: www.ada.org or follow us on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn.About the American Dental AssociationThe not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.
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