The Changing Face of Dentistry: Perspectives on Trends in Practice Structure and Organization

JDR Clin Trans Res. 2022 Oct;7(1_suppl):25S-30S. doi: 10.1177/23800844221116836.


This perspective is intended to stimulate thoughts by clinicians, researchers, and educators about needed trends to the dental profession. With consideration of changes needed within the dental profession, improvements and implementation of diagnostic coding and value-based care could result in improved oral health for numerous Americans.

Keywords: consumer expectations; delivery of health care; dental practice; integration of health; scope of practice; teledentistry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dentistry
  • Humans
  • Oral Health*
  • Organizations*
  • United States