ARAB DENTAL  •  ISSN 1861-8251

ARAB DENTAL 30 (2017), No. 4     15. Jan. 2018
ARAB DENTAL 30 (2017), No. 4  (15.01.2018)

Page 54-57, Language: Arabic

Challenges Facing the Dental Profession
Beiruti, N.
In the last two decades, dentistry in Western countries has achieved a lot of advances such as: the high technology of dental equipment, the big development of dental materials, and the high standard of dental education. Also, a lot of dentists have high salaries and luxury lives. But in the same time, the dental professions, especially the new graduated dentists, face many challenges that influence on their economic, family and social life. The most important challenges are the limits of health insurance, the mid-level dental practitioners, growth and influence of corporate dentistry companies, overpopulation of dentists and hygienists, high dental school tuition, offshore dental laboratory proliferation, proliferation of proprietary dental schools, continuing growth of foreign-educated dentists, lack of qualified dental educators, young dentists' lack of interest in attending continuing education courses and many other challenges. But, if you focus on excellent patient care and proper marketing techniques, you can ensure that your dental practice is successful.