Doctor Demographics
Doctor Demographics
I write about where to put a practice, the market conditions that are influencing the places where dentistry works best, and the trends that are helping or inhibiting practice.
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Affordable Housing and Practice Site Potential - Correlation
When attempting to find the best place(s) to practice, there are several demographic features to consider.  One of the most important that we are noting is the middle-class housing affordability index.  Rather than simply consider how much homes are selling for or the median household income in an...  Read More
What Trumps Demographics
Now, let's get real.  I provide demographic data for dental practices as do several other vendors.  But it might be time to share a little naked truth: demographics can be VERY helpful to mitigate risk but it will not predict success.  You are going to need more than just a good competition ratio....  Read More
Is There Reason for Optimism in Dentistry? A Demographer's Perspective
I have read a great deal about how DOOMED the profession of dentistry is.  I have also been working in the profession for more than 35 years and I can say that what you have heard may need a little mitigation.  So, here are some thoughts from an outsider. Is There Reason for Optimism   Read More
Race, Culture, and Dentistry
What practices are often seeking is a "natural constituency" in order to growth the office quickly and without a great deal of drama.  To do this, it might be wise to consider the different races, ethnicities, language groups, and similar populations.  This a great first-step to figuring out how to...  Read More

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