Navigating a Changing Landscape
Whether you’re a young dentist recently out of dental school, a 30-something up-and-comer striving to establish your practice, or a seasoned clinician who has seen it all (or much of it, at least), there’s always room for improvement. Regardless of what state of your career you’re in, it helps to take stock periodically to consider the direction in which the industry is headed. To assist with that, Inside Dentistry has surveyed the dental landscape and is presenting its findings in this special supplement to help practitioners navigate this ever-evolving profession.
We’ve interviewed a wide range of clinicians, including those just starting out as well as top key opinion leaders, and queried our readers to gauge important trends impacting dentists and the dental industry. From cutting-edge material developments, to emerging technologies, to budding post-recession opportunities, the landscape is changing. How to keep pace—maintaining a profitable practice while providing optimal patient care—is as big a challenge today as it has ever been.
Of course, no review of the industry would be complete without a rundown of exciting new products. Now in its eighth year, the Cellerant Best of Class Awards (formerly Pride Best of Class Awards) highlight dentistry’s best and brightest product innovations. Be sure the check out the Award winners, as well as Inside Dentistry’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Top Products, featured in this issue.
Robert C. Margeas, DDS Editor-in-Chief