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Key trends

Under this tab you will find a listing of the major trends that will impact the future of the School of Dentistry in the years to come and will lay the foundation for thinking about vision, goals and strategies.

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Trends in dental education from ADEA

Financing will remain a challenge because dental education is among the most expensive university programs. P.16 Budget constraints will affect student diversity and pipeline issues, faculty recruitment and retention, and the quality of faculty work … Continue reading

Observations from the VDA

Student debt will complicate new dentist’s lives.  They want to live and practice in the state’s urban crescent (northern Virginia, Charlottesville, and Tidewater) but that’s not where the jobs are.  GIS mapping could show them … Continue reading

Trends in Implant Dentistry

Implants are poised for explosive growth in the coming decade. A perfect storm is about to hit in terms of demographics, consumer awareness, and a host of other factors that bode well for restorative and … Continue reading

Market trends in dentistry

The increase in the number of female dentists may be one of the biggest forces in the supply side for the next 20 years, almost assuring a shift in efficiency, patient/provider culture, and practice organization. … Continue reading