Last month the ADA released a study examining data suggesting that fewer adults (regardless of income) are visiting the dentist.

Fewer adult visits is thought to be an important force in the decline of dentists’ incomes.

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It’s also important to note that while their parents may not be visiting the dentist as often as they were 6 years ago, children seem to be visiting a dentist more often.

Below, you’ll find a graph depicting the average annual net income of general practice dentists from 1990 to 2011.

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“The newest data from HPRC shows that dentists’ incomes have remained stagnant since 2009. The average general practice dentists’s income in 2011 was $192,000. General practitioners’ incomes peaked in 2006 at $219,501, which is adjusted for inflation to reflect 2011 dollars.”

The full article, Fewer Adults Visiting the Dentist, can be found at