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Position Your Practice for the Growing Demand of Implants

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on Mar 22, 2016 2:36:00 PM

 

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Dental implants comprise the fastest growing segment of the global dental market, with a forecasted growth rate of about 18%. It is estimated that in the industrial world alone, more than 240 million people lack one or more teeth. In the US, 11% of the population is fully edentulous, and 40% are partially edentulous. That’s a lot of implants that need placement and a lot of dentists who will place them. Here’s how you can expand your practice to meet the demands.

 

Qualify your practice and substantiate your expertise through a recognized accreditation organization. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is dedicated exclusively to advancing the science and practice of implant dentistry and offers accreditation programs for general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and others interested in the field of implant dentistry.

 

Accreditation not only offers a learning experience but also the opportunity to grow your practice. Accreditation of your practice provides third-party validation that an office meets standardized guidelines and follows protocol. 

 

Perception is everything. Develop the perception in the minds of the public that you are the expert and that your practice is at the forefront of the dental industry. Include links to other professional organizations on your website to help validate your expertise. Update your LinkedIn page to reflect your knowledge. 

 

The dental implant and prosthetic market in the US is projected to reach $6.4 billion by 2018. Adopt new technology into your practice and position your practice for growth.

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