Report Highlights Dentist Workload Impact from Staffing Shortages

A new report from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute (HPI) found that dentists are taking on additional tasks as staffing shortages persist. HPI surveyed 1,000 dentists in October 2023 and found that more than one-third of respondents reported that workload division has changed between themselves and their teams since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many dentists are taking on duties normally assigned to dental hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative team members.

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