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Communications Specialist
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
AACD: Dentists Predict Increases in Demand for Implants, Veneers, Crown and Bridge Work in 2014

MADISON, Wis. (12/19/13)—Cosmetic dentists could expect increases in the demand for implants, veneers, crown and bridge work in 2014, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) 2013 State of the Industry Survey.

The survey, conducted in November 2013, asked dentists to predict whether certain procedures at their practices would increase, decrease, or stay the same in 2014.
Of those surveyed:
  • 47% predicted an increase in veneer procedures;
  • 60% predicted an increase in implant procedures; and
  • 48% predicted an increase in crown and bridge work.

Teeth whitening, considered one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, will likely remain flat with only 33% of respondents anticipating growth while 60% say whitening demand will remain the same.
“2014 will be a very promising year for cosmetic dentists,” said AACD President Dr. Jack Ringer. “Not only does the survey indicate that this year could bring more revenues for dentists, it also shows that consumers are prioritizing their smiles over other self-improvements.”
For more information, or to download the full survey, click here.

About the AACD
The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,600 cosmetic dental professionals in 80 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.