n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - The new age of dentistry - possible consequences of the recession

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1998-801X



When the environment radically changes, some species flourish while others perish. It is the same with business. When the economic environment is fundamentally altered, some business models thrive, others crumble. As the recession continues, this will begin to occur in dentistry. Those practices that cannot change and adapt to the new environment will lose their fiscal footing. In this new environment, new models of dental care will move from the fringe to the core. Given the lack of financing, these will not only take root but some will grow like they're on steroids. With greater science and new technologies available dentistry will move from total repair to minimal repair which will lower need and increase access as well as yield better long term clinical outcomes. As the market begins to understand that this approach minimizes cost and increases health it is likely that minimum intervention dentistry will emerge as a significant delivery model.

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