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The State of Business in the South African Dental Industry



The purpose of this study is to understand how dental practitioners in South Africa are managing the business side of running a dental practice. While practitioners remain optimistic, the dental industry is facing considerable challenges. The report covers the following:

• Dental practitioner sentiment
• Activity in the South African dental industry
• Current challenges in the dental industry
• Financial performance and strategic planning


The study included quantitative and qualitative analysis. Data included in this report was gathered from a proprietary survey and interviews conducted with dental practitioners across South Africa. In terms of participation, 66 practitioners from seven of the nine South African provinces participated in the survey, with the Western Cape and Gauteng accounting for 41% and 36% of respondents, respectively. Furthermore, BC interviewed several practitioners to better understand the current market environment and key challenges.

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