Dental spending increased by 11% in 2021
As more people returned to the dentist after pausing at the height of the pandemic and governmental financial relief was awarded to health care providers, dental spending in 2021 was greater than in years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching $162 billion, up from $146 billion in 2020, ADA News reported. ADA Health Policy Institute Chief Economist and Vice President Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., said public spending on dental care treatment grew especially quickly, reaching 15% in a trend that was already underway before the pandemic. "Looking ahead, this time next year, we expect more modest growth," Dr. Vujicic said.
Full Story: ADA News (12/22)