New HPI Poll Data: How Dentists Are Preparing for 2023

Now that the books have closed on 2022, the ADA Health Policy Institute is surveying the dental landscape of 2023. The December and January waves of HPI’s Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry poll find that dentists are actively anticipating and taking action for the year ahead.

Top 3 Challenges: The top concerns dental practices are dealing with are staffing, rising operating costs, and stagnant insurance reimbursement levels. There will continue to be margin compression.

Top 3 Practice Preparations: The top actions dentists plan in 2023 are raising fees, hiring more staff and dropping out of some insurance networks. Nearly three out of four dentists plan to raise their fees, 2 out of 5 dentists want to hire more staff, and more than a third intend to drop out of some insurance networks.

See full poll results for more on recruitment needs, practice schedules and dental spending.