Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Dentistry is #12 of the 12 Slowest Growing Industries in America

New data out of Sageworks shows an improving picture of U.S. industry. Ninety-four percent of the 184 sectors analyzed posted growing sales during the twelve months ending September 3, 2011.

Leaders include wholesalers sensitive to commodity prices, including metal and mineral wholesalers, which have grown 28%.

Only 11 groups, including building equipment contractors and home builders, continue to fall.

Number 1 is Land subdivision.

But, without a doubt dentistry has been slow, as the continuing American recession has taken discretionary spending out of the dental market. Now, there will be labor pressure with the introduction of dental therapists to do what only dentists did in the past.

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