Research Indicates Further Decrease in Laboratory Numbers by 2017
A report released in June 2015 predicted that the number of dental laboratories to continue to drop over the next 2years.
NADL(national Association of Dental Laboratories ) released a market research study predicting that the percentage of dental lab business in the US will have decreased by 39percent from 2006 to 2017. The research was compiled by Valmont Research and the US department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In 2006 there were 12,250 Dental Lab all 1-person or more laboratories with a payroll.
Between 2006 and 2014 that number decreased to 7,732 indicating a 36.9% Decrease.