State of Dental 2024

How Top Practices Retain Happy Teams

NexHealth surveyed over 500 practices to get a read on year-over-year revenue performance, top hiring and staff retention strategies, and predictions for 2024 - all in one report.

In State of Dental 2024, we’ll explore:

  • Why over 10% of staff are leaving their current practice
  • Top stressors for staff and patients
  • What practices with high staff retention do differently

Key findings from our research report include:

  • 82% of offices had to hire last year
  • More than 10% of office staff are considering quitting
  • Staff retention is the #1 concern in 2024= High-retention practices are more confident about growth
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State of Dental 2024

How Top Practices Retain Happy Teams

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  • Save time with digital forms that sync to your EHR
  • Maximize your schedule with Online Booking and Waitlists
  • Automate and make patient communications faster than ever

Key findings from our research report include:

  • 82% of offices had to hire last year
  • More than 10% of office staff are considering quitting
  • Staff retention is the #1 concern in 2024= High-retention practices are more confident about growth
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What’s in the State of Dental 2024 report?

Access a comprehensive analysis of dental practice performance in 2023 and unlock strategies to hire and retain a winning team in 2024.

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Learn how high-retention practices hire and retain a winning team
“Hiring great people is the beginning, retaining great people is progress, and supporting each other is ultimately the success.”
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Rob Spears

VP of Information Technology

”Make sure you streamline processes and documentation to help staff onboard and learn tools efficiently. Ongoing training makes your staff feel empowered, and it makes a difference.”
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Michelle Grant

Director of Information Services

“Staff recognition is very important, and the biggest thing is communication. Practices should help staff navigate their career, so they continue to improve and feel accomplished.”
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Hillary Smedley

VP of Operations

“Technology is crucial for our office staff. Switching from paper to digital forms saves me 15 minutes per patient, and data accuracy is up.”
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Jessica Foss,

Office Manager

SUMMARY
How we conducted
the survey

We surveyed over 500 dental professionals 
throughout November and December 2023.

The survey was completed by dentists and practice owners (35%), office managers (46%), and other 
roles, including hygienists, assistants, patient coordinators, and more.

Respondents were located across 
the 50 states and Canada.

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