2022 The Year In Numbers

Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report December 2022, Volume 56, Issue 12

There are many ways to tell the story of a year in the dental industry. Here we present some interesting and informative metrics, statistics, and other numerical milestones from the past year.

165 New Dental Products were profiled in the 2022 issues of Dental Products Report®.

97% of dentists taking part in the Dental Products Report® 2022 Materials Survey said enhanced durability was important or very important when considering whether to use a new material in practice.

72% of dentists taking part in the Dental Products Report® 2022 Technology Census strongly agree or agree that an intraoral scanner impresses patients and can drive word-of-mouth referrals.

125 years in business is the milestone achieved by Sterngold in 2022. Other dental companies celebrating notable anniversaries this year include: Pulpdent marked 75 years since it was founded, Keating Dental Lab celebrated 20 years in business, Panthera Dental marked 10 years in business, and Carestream Dental took time to note the fifth anniversary of its spinoff from Carestream Health.

33.7% of dental assistants and 31.4% of dental hygienists say they plan to retire within the next 5 years, according to research published by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute in partnership with American Dental Assistants Association, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Dental Assisting National Board, and IgniteDA.1

12,243 square meters The size of Delta University for Science and Technology’s dental hospital in Mansoura, Egypt. For reference, the facility covers more than 3 acres. It was recognized by Guinness World Records in July.


  1. Dental workforce shortages: data to navigate today’s labor market. American Dental Association Health Policy Institute. Accessed November 1, 2022. https://www.ada.org/-/media/project/ada-organization/ada/ada-org/files/resources/research/hpi/dental_workforce_shortages_labor_market.pdf