Dental services survey released

How many root canals do general dentists do? How often do orthodontists fill cavities? Answers to such questions can be found in a recently released report by the American Dental Association (ADA).

The report, which covers a year from the second quarter of 2005 to the first quarter of 2006, updates surveys the ADA published in 1990 and 1999. It offers estimates of the number of procedures done and the number of patients receiving each procedure, broken down by the age of the patient and the specialty of the practitioner.

You can download the report from for $100 if you are an ADA member, $150 for nonmembers and $300 for "commercial firms." Or you can order a hard copy of the report by calling 1-800-947-4746, and paying the same price plus shipping and handling.

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