Want to Know What Your Patients Think

Want to Know What Your Patients Think?

We surveyed 1,000 dental patients to find out what they’re really looking for when it comes to oral healthcare. Here are the surprising results.

What Patients Want From Their Dental Professional1


52% would like more product samples


44% want tips for a healthy mouth


44% want to be rewarded for healthy behavior


31% want to spend more time talking about oral care

Child in dentist chair

Do you really know them?

Maybe not. Only 39% of patients say their dentists know them well, while just 32% said the same for their hygienists.1 It’s important to let them know you care.

Keep in touch

Keep In Touch!

72% of patients say they’d be open to communication between visits, and 67% say it would have a positive impact on their relationship with you.1

Happy Practice

What are Their Pet Peeves?

75% of respondents were most annoyed with being unable to respond to questions in the chair, while 57% said they’re focused on relaxing, resting or meditating.1

About the survey

About the Survey

The WOHP Dental Professional and Consumer Survey was based on a nationally representative sample of 1,000 American adults and 1,272 dentists and hygienists. It was conducted in January 2015 by Edelman Intelligence.

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