Friday, April 12, 2013

Baby boomers may boost dental economy - American Dental Association - ADA.org


Baby boomers may boost dental economy 

As a whole, Americans aren't spending any more on dental care than they were five years ago but baby boomers may alter that.
After decades of steady growth, national dental expenditures began to slow in the early 2000s, years before the economy soured. Once the Great Recession hit in 2008, national dental expenditures leveled off and has remained flat ever since. These changes are being driven by fewer adults visiting the dentist.
This is according to the ADA Health Policy Resources Center, which published the research brief "National Dental Expenditure Flat Since 2008, Began to Slow in 2002." But a subsequent brief shows that between 2000 and 2010, spending among those who visited the dentist increased among the elderly and those in higher income brackets.

"As a result of the aging baby boomers, the elderly population is projected to increase from 48 million in 2015 to 92 million in 2060," according to the brief "Per-patient Dental Expenditure Rising, Driven by Baby Boomers." "The rising proportion of those over 65 years old combined with relatively high per-patient dental expenditures among the elderly could significantly increase the dental expenditures among adults with a visit, buoying up the dental economy for years to come." As outlined in previous research briefs, as a whole, fewer adults are visiting the dentist—a trend that started well before the recession. But because fewer seniors are requiring dentures and retaining their teeth, they remain subject to oral diseases and disorders.
"In general, retired boomers will require more dental services than previous senior cohorts and purchase more intensive services than younger patients," according to the brief, which was authored by Tom Wall, Kamyar Nasseh, Ph.D., and Marko Vujicic, Ph.D.

Dr. Vujicic is the managing vice president of HPRC. Dr. Nasseh, a health economist in HPRC, is leading the effort to model the impact of population aging on dental spending through 2040. Among adults 65 and older, real annual dental expenditures in the 2000s increased from $655 to $796 per person. For adults 21 to 64 in that same time period, the per-patient expense rose from $557 to $664. Average real per-patient dental expenditures rose from $600 in 2000 to $653 in 2010, according to HPRC.
While there was an increase in individual dental spending among older patients, nationwide, the average remained flat. In 2011, national dental expenditure was $108 billion, slightly up from $107 billion in 2010 (in inflation-adjusted 2011 dollars). In 2011, dental expenditures accounted for 4 percent of overall national health care spending, down from 4.5 percent of national health expenditure in 2000.
There are a number of factors that may have contributed to a slowness in dental spending but the main one is declining dental care utilization among adults, according to HPRC.
On the flip side, on average, more children, particularly low-income children, are visiting the dentist, but their care is typically less costly, according to HPRC. Combine those facts with statistics on fewer adults visiting the dentist and it explains why national dental expenditures have remained flat the past five years.
In 2013, HPRC has published a series of research briefs related to utilization rates, dentists' income and expenditures. All promote the same idea that the recession is not the cause of the decline in spending and utilization—something shifted years before the economic downturn.
"Taken together, our results suggest very strongly that the dental economy is in a major transition. Dental spending has not rebounded since the end of the Great Recession and has been stagnant, on a per capita basis, since 2008," wrote Dr. Vujicic, managing vice president of HPRC, in the brief "National Dental Expenditure Flat Since 2008, Began to Slow in 2002." "More importantly, in our view, our analysis shows convincingly that the dental economy began to slow well before the onset of the recent economic downturn. While overall health spending also began to slow in the early 2000s, the slowdown in dentistry is far more pronounced."
Dentists have entered a new reality in their profession. ADA leaders are trying to make sense of the data and figure out how to help dentists adjust.
"What this research shows is how dramatically dental care utilization and spending are shifting in the United States," Dr. Vujicic said. "HPRC is taking a hard look at this data to help the ADA get a sense of the big picture moving forward. The intent is for the ADA to be guided by reliable data and evidence in its strategic discussions about how we can help ensure the success of our members in a changing environment."
Read the full research briefs here.

Baby boomers may boost dental economy - American Dental Association - ADA.org


Give Omni Dental Group a call today at (512) 250-5012 for all of your dental needs!
www.omnidentalgroup.com

8 comments:

  1. My name is Diana Michael, I am here to give my testimony about a doctor who helped me in my life. I was infected with HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in 2010, i went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that my body can be okay. One day I was in the river side thinking where I can go to get solution. so a lady walked to me telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to her telling her my problem, she told me that she can help me out, she introduce me to a doctor who uses herbal medication to cure HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS and gave me his email, so i mail him. He told me all the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take, which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after four weeks the HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS that was in my body got cured . so if you are also heart broken and also need a help, you can also email him at ogboduherbalhivcure@gmail.com OR ogboduspellhome@gmail.com OR ogboduherbalhome@hotmail.com OR You can email me on dianamichael27@gmail.com for more information.

    ReplyDelete
  2. If you are looking for quality, ethics and quick delivery then Vraja Dental Care is right place for you. At Vraja Dental Care we deliver high quality dental care and focus on patient comfort so that we are viewed as one of the painless root canal treatment in madipakkam

    ReplyDelete
  3. Doctor MOHAMMED HERBAL MEDICINE is the best cure for HERPES VIRUS , i have try several supplement  on the cure of this virus , but still no cure, i read saw many comment on line of people giving comment about the cure of HERPES VIRUS by DOCTOR MOHAMMED HERBAL MEDICINE, an i contact him through his WHATSAPP/CALL +2349036036397, the herbal medicine was ship  through dhl to me in united state, i use it and after the weeks of usage i already notice some grate changes and i want for blood test and it was confirm negative, this is absolutely surprising. herbal medicine is the best , my life has come back to normal and i am free for ever . never again will i make such mistake of getting this virus, i rather remain single, in every 5 person there is always a herpes patient. please let stop the spread of this virus by been faithful to our partner. please contact doctor mohammed for cure. WHATSAPP +2349036036397 EMAIL - herbalcure12@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. PLEASE..,.,.
    SOMEONE MIGHT NEED THIS PARTICULAR POST,ABOUT HOW I WAS CURED FROM GENITAL HERPES VIRUS
    I came across lot of testimonies on health blogger site about doctor curing different diseases with Herbal medicine at first I was discouraged by my family that it was a scam, I decided to give the doctor a try. I contacted Dr.IZAZA with his official email DRIZAZAHERBALCUREHOME@GMAIL.COM,which he replied and asked me few questions and method of preparation without any side effects.He then sent the Herbal medicine to me and with his prescription I took the herbal medicine for 21 days. I discovered that I no longer have night Fever and constant headaches and the outbreaks I used to have were gone when I was done taking the Herbal Medicine I went for test and my result was confirmed Negative with no trace of the virus on my blood. You too can be cured contact him through his email;DRIZAZAHERBALCUREHOME@GMAIL.COM.or (WHATSAPP+2348103355314) .......
    He said he has Herbal cure for;, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Cancer, Stroke, Arthritis, HIV, heart diseases, Painful menstruation and Typhoid....thanks to doctor IZAZA and ALL GLORY BELONG TO GOD...you can always reach HIM ON WHATSAPP +2348103355314 .........

    ReplyDelete
  5. PLEASE..,.,.
    SOMEONE MIGHT NEED THIS PARTICULAR POST,ABOUT HOW I WAS CURED FROM GENITAL HERPES VIRUS
    I came across lot of testimonies on health blogger site about doctor curing different diseases with Herbal medicine at first I was discouraged by my family that it was a scam, I decided to give the doctor a try. I contacted Dr.IZAZA with his official email DRIZAZAHERBALCUREHOME@GMAIL.COM,which he replied and asked me few questions and method of preparation without any side effects.He then sent the Herbal medicine to me and with his prescription I took the herbal medicine for 21 days. I discovered that I no longer have night Fever and constant headaches and the outbreaks I used to have were gone when I was done taking the Herbal Medicine I went for test and my result was confirmed Negative with no trace of the virus on my blood. You too can be cured contact him through his email;DRIZAZAHERBALCUREHOME@GMAIL.COM.or (WHATSAPP+2348103355314) .......
    He said he has Herbal cure for;, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Cancer, Stroke, Arthritis, HIV, heart diseases, Painful menstruation and Typhoid....thanks to doctor IZAZA and ALL GLORY BELONG TO GOD...you can always reach HIM ON WHATSAPP +2348103355314 .........

    ReplyDelete
  6. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND SOMEONE MIGHT NEED THE INFORMATION..
    Please share as you read because you may save a soul today,natural herbs
    are really great, I was cured from HERPES VIRUS and ALS by a doctor called DR IZAZA , now,I believe that natural herbs and roots has their own way of working, based on medical report I was told that HERPES VIRUS and ALS has no cure even when I saw a post about Dr IZAZA,how he cured many people with his herbal medicine I doubted it at first but I just decided to give it a try because I was so desperately trying to get rid of my problems not knowing it was going to be the end of this deadly virus in my body, please if you have anyone with this same virus or diseases like this,contact Dr IZAZA via email drizazaherbalcurehomegmail.com or whatsapp +2348103355314. I'm a living testimony of his herbal medicine and don't forget to share as you read okay, please save a soul today .,.,.,.

    ReplyDelete
  7. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND SOMEONE MIGHT NEED THE INFORMATION..
    Please share as you read because you may save a soul today,natural herbs
    are really great, I was cured from HERPES VIRUS and ALS by a doctor called DR IZAZA , now,I believe that natural herbs and roots has their own way of working, based on medical report I was told that HERPES VIRUS and ALS has no cure even when I saw a post about Dr IZAZA,how he cured many people with his herbal medicine I doubted it at first but I just decided to give it a try because I was so desperately trying to get rid of my problems not knowing it was going to be the end of this deadly virus in my body, please if you have anyone with this same virus or diseases like this,contact Dr IZAZA via email drizazaherbalcurehomegmail.com or whatsapp +2348103355314. I'm a living testimony of his herbal medicine and don't forget to share as you read okay, please save a soul today .,.,.,.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I’m very excited to inform everyone that I’m completely cured from HSV1&2 recently. I have used Oregano oil, Coconut oil, Acyclovir, Valacyclovir, Famciclovir, and some other products and it’s really help during my outbreaks but I totally got cured from HSV1&2 with a strong and active herbal medicine ordered from a powerful herbalist called Dr. Riaria and it completely fought the virus away my nervous system and I tested negative after 14 days of using the herbal medicine. I’m here to let everyone know that the herpes virus has a complete cure, I got rid of mine with the help of Dr. Riaria and his herbal exploit. Contact him via email: drriaria@gmail.com  or WhatsApp him at +2349134987375.
    https://web.facebook.com/Dr-Riaria-Herbal-Home-102467701992890          

    ReplyDelete