CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies worldwide. The company caters to more than 400,000 customers (including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare providers) in 43 countries with a market share of up to 70%. In the Dental Software market, it is the market leader in Germany (36% market share) and a customer base of more than 11,000 dental practices.
The project Cirrius is set out to build the next generation of cloud based dental software’s.
This report analyses the USA as a potential new international market for CGM. The report offers a snapshot of Dentistry as a profession in the USA, the job outlook, payment trends and also includes excerpts on both the current market leaders in Dental Practice Management Softwares and the niche players
Dental Profession in the United States of America- A glance
Demographic and Practice Profile
Total Number of Professionally Active Dentists: 195,941
Employment of dentists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
The median annual wage for dentists was $149,310 in 2012 $71.79 per hour
Table 1: Number of Dentists as per location
No. of Dentists
No. of Dentists
No. of Dentists
District of Columbia
Source: American Dental Association, Dental Data, November 2012, Redi-Data, Inc.
As 92.3% of all professionally active dentists are active private practitioners, income from private practice is an indicator of the economic health of dental practice.In 2009, the U.S. spent about 102.2 billion dollars for dental services.
Source: American Dental Association, Survey Center, 2009 Survey of Dental Practice.
The table below lists financials of independent dentists surveyed by the ADA Survey Centre in 2009:
Median Net Income
Median Total Practice Expenses
Practice Expenses as a percentage of Gross Billings
Also, patient visits are up 7% and gross production per visit 5% since 2010 (Source http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-104/issue-1/features/the-impact-of-the-financial-crisis-on-the-u-s-dental-industry.html
The economic downturn of 2008 made impact on the number of patient no-shows as visits decreased from 2008 through 2011, but has picked up an increasing trend over the last couple of years. What’s encouraging is the value each patient (expressed in terms of gross production per capita) brings in a visit which is on an ever-rising trend. The coupled impact of rising value per visit along with the high proportions of kept appointments gives us a reason to believe that more patients will be visiting practitionars and will be spending more on each of their visits over the next couple of years.
*This is based on a survey of ~9.5k dental clinics.
The Practice Management System Market
The global practice management system market is poised to grow at a high single-digit CAGR from 2013-2018 to reach $247.1 million by 2018.
The factors propelling the growth of the practice management system market include growing need to integrate healthcare systems, firm government support and increase in