Regency Ball Room, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
$129 (Includes Lunch)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Shifts in demand, regional variability, and seasonal timing for dental procedures can all have major implications on dental product sales that are not readily evident from traditional sales tracking and analysis. To provide insight on this data source as an analytics tool, DTA is hosting the 2017 Future Trends Forum: Dental Procedure Claims Data: What it Means for Your Business on Wednesday, Feb. 22th at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place prior to the start of the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. This program will present procedure data collected from major dental service payer organizations, tracked and analysed by DentalMarketIQ, to highlight trends in the numbers and types of procedures being provided in U.S. dental offices. Attendees will gain insights on how these procedure trends can influence sales demand and will be introduced to a new analytic reporting tool that can increase their understanding of market trends that are occurring chairside across the U.S.
This text will be replaced with the slideshowOn February 24th, DTA members braved Chicago's high winds and snow showers to attend the DTA Future Trends Forum Spending for Dental Care: Who Pays and Why It Matters. The attendees gained insider information and insights on how dental benefit plans work, who has access to them, benefit utilization, and how they can impact positive oral health outcomes.
The panel included Dr. Krishna Aravamudhan from the ADA Practice Institute and Blair Whitman, a Benefits Consultant with USI Insurance Services LLC. They provided their unique perspectives and engaged in an interactive discussion about the types of dental benefit plans available, how they are structured by carriers, the pros and cons of these various plans, what factors employers consider in providing dental benefits, benefit utilization trends among different sectors of the population, how increases in dental coverage impact the dental profession and trade, and how providing dental care can and does impact overall health outcomes.
This text will be replaced with the slideshowBraving Chicago’s subzero temperatures, nearly 80 members attended DTA’s Future Trends Forum on The Dilemma and Impact of Gray Market Product Sales. The diverse panel of experts ranging from Canadian regulators, to dentists and organized dentistry, to a major dental products manufacturer with worldwide distribution provided attendees with unique perspectives on gray market products. The panelists included Bernie Teitelbaum (Executive Director, Dental Industry Association of Canada), Dr. Daniel Meyer (Senior V.P. of Science, American Dental Association), and, Simon Hearne (International Vice President, 3M ESPE Dental Division) Forum attendees learned about what constitutes gray market products, how products end up in gray market distribution and the potential risks of gray market products to dentists and ultimately, to patients.