More teeth, more need(higher dental-c...

More teeth, more need(higher dental-care demand)

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#1 Jan 19, 2014
More teeth, more need(higher dental-care demand)

-Dental report From MIKATA DENTAL( )

For years we've known that three primary factors have combined to shape the demand curve for dental care:

1. The number of patients seeking car
2. The number of procedures for each patient
3. The number of service alternatives

One of the most relevant shifts in the dental-care demand equation during the past 30 years is the significant change in the incidence of hard-tissue disease. The "dentate status" of the population in general has changed the mix and focus of care.

Generally speaking, the rates of dental visits continue to edge upward. Roughly 60 to 70 percent of the adult population seeks routine dental care — a rate that is believed to be holding stable. That said, actual visits remain age- and need-related.

Clearly, patient demographics play an important role in future dental care. Based upon census data, the number of people ages 60 to 79 is projected to grow from 36.4 million in 2000 to more than 68 million in 2025, an increase of 87 percent. Such marked growth in this segment of the population suggests a demand for more conventional dental needs.

While trends and implications for older segments of the population seem reasonable, conventional wisdom would suggest that children are growing up free from hard-tissue disease. Unfortunately, that is not the case. More than half of the population of 12-to-17 -year-olds has some DMFT (decayed, missing, and filled teeth). Clearly, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and education contribute significantly to this state. Problems associated with access and preventive care are real and will require solutions.

I'm a Sales and Marketing Manager in Mikata Dental Equipment Company,welcome to communicate with us.

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