ADA: Drop in Dental Visits Shifts Dentists' Income Downward

Posted on May 7, 2012

If you feel like your income has been going downhill longer than the recession has lasted, it's not your imagination. The ADA's Health Policy Resources Center found that dentists' income began decreasing before the recession began, according to an article published in the May issue of JADA. The Center's survey data revealed that independent general practitioners' net income fell 3% between 2006 and 2009. For the full ADA News story and a link to the JADA article, visit

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