2012 Buyers Guide Survey: Holding off and holding on

March 21, 2012
Noah Levine

Issue 12

With the economy skittering along on the edge of recession it’s no surprise many dental labs took a cautious approach to major purchases during 2011. The year may have started with hints of optimism in a rebound just around the corner, but as the months dragged on and that rebound refused to solidify, it makes sense that many labs are ready to tread lightly as 2012 arrives.

With the economy skittering along on the edge of recession it’s no surprise many dental labs took a cautious approach to major purchases during 2011. The year may have started with hints of optimism in a rebound just around the corner, but as the months dragged on and that rebound refused to solidify, it makes sense that many labs are ready to tread lightly as 2012 arrives.

For the Dental Lab Products 2012 Buyer’s Guide Survey we asked lab owners, managers and technicians about their purchasing in 2011, their plans for 2012 and their approach to purchasing and investment in general. We found that while just 15% of respondents regretted a purchase in 2011, only 35% said they planned to invest in new equipment next year.

Here are more results from the survey.