Nationwide poll on COVID-19 impacts in dentistry find lowest ‘open as usual’ rate since March -
According to the American Dental Association’s COVID-19 impact poll for the week of Dec. 13, 60.5% of organizations categorized as DSOs reported they were ‘open as usual’ with 39.5% saying they were open but with lower patient volumes than usual. The last time DSOs reported a lower volume was in March 2021, when 40% were open but with lower patient volumes than usual. The poll illustrates how COVID-19 continues to impact dental practices as well as DSOs. The current figure is down from a high of 78.8% in May 2021, for DSOs. The last time the number dipped below the current level was in March 2021, when 60.0% of DSOs said their practice were “open and business as usual.”
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