A new year, a new administration in Washington, a new government relief package, and an accelerated COVID-19 vaccine rollout are upon us. At the same time, the economic impact of the pandemic has resulted in Americans cutting back on private health insurance – including dental insurance – while Medicaid enrollment grows significantly. So what does this all mean for the dental sector in 2021? Join the ADA Health Policy Institute team as we present new data from the week of January 18th covering dentists’ confidence in the ongoing recovery of their practices and in the dental care sector in general for 2021. We also explore vaccine confidence among dentists and the rest of the dental team, how dentists are communicating with patients about COVID-19 vaccination, and a snapshot of financial sustainability among dental practices. We will share the latest consumer sentiment data regarding visiting the dentist during the pandemic. Join us for this unique data-driven perspective on the year ahead. As always, we will leave time for your live questions.
Marko Vujicic, Economist & VP | ADA's Health Policy Institute
Chelsea Fosse, Senior Health Policy Analyst | ADA's Health Policy Institute