Practice Characteristics Data



This webpage offers up-to-date information about how pediatric dentists practice in the United States, including practice type, participation in private and public insurance programs, dental fees of pediatric dentists and general practitioners nationally and by region, and significant trends in characteristics of the pediatric dental workforce.


Recent Trends in the Market for Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Orthodontists, Periodontists, and Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, February 2017.

This research brief from the ADA Health Policy Institute reports such aspects of dental practice as earnings, busyness levels, and patient wait times for five specialist types, including pediatric dentists, oral surgeons, endodontists, orthodontists and periodontists.

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Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from Five Case Studies

Leavitt Partners, in collaboration with the AAPD and the ADA, published "Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from Five Case Studies." This new report examines five Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that have integrated oral health services into their care delivery models. It discusses not only the successes that ACOs have had in terms of improving the health status of their patients, but also details the contracting and payment arrangements and the efforts and challenges of each organization to integrate dental care into its overall strategy.

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U.S. Dental Workforce: Is Anyone Driving This Ship? Pediatric Dentistry, August 2014

PedGuestEditorialIn this guest editorial, Paul S. Casamassimo, D.D.S., M.S., asks whether "More dental schools equal better access to care" isn’t an antiquated formula. He argues for a national strategy to balance workforce needs with access to care in both the short- and long-term.

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Additional Resources 

National Center of Health Workforce Analysis