SOURCE: Dentalcompare


May 31, 2012 17:10 ET

Dentalcompare Releases Comprehensive Report on Dental Purchasing Habits in the United States

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Dentalcompare, the leading online product information resource for the dental industry, today announced the release of their survey report on dental purchasing habits in the United States. The survey, conducted over a two-month period and deployed through multiple channels, had over 700 completions by practicing dentists in the United States.

"In this survey, we focused on how a practicing dentist determines need, searches, discovers, and then purchases products for their practice," said Dennis O'Neill, Publisher for Dentalcompare. "No matter what type of product you sell, this report will help you better understand the information dentists are looking for, and what influences their purchasing decision."

Highlights of the report include:

  • The majority of dentists own tablets and/or smartphones that are used for their business. However, they do not typically use these devices to view dental related product information.
  • Half of respondents start the product discovery process because they want to use better products and/or materials in their practice. Nearly 42% of dentists list "going online" as the first step in looking for a new product.
  • Dentists hold the purchasing power in the practice including both new products and consumables, with most purchasing from their sales rep.

"The majority of dentists make careful purchasing decisions, researching products through several means before they decide to purchase. Unfortunately, they feel the information they receive is often influenced by manufacturers and not presented in a way that they find relevant," said Eric McGovern, Product Manager for Dentalcompare. "We're trying to change this at Dentalcompare. Through surveys, discussions at tradeshows, working closely with dentists, and consulting with the most prominent dental manufacturing advisory board, we're constantly evolving our site to make it the online resource dentists trust and rely on for product information."

For more information, view the Executive Summary. For purchasing information, please contact Dentalcompare by phone at 650.267.5030 or via email

About Dentalcompare:
Dentalcompare, headquartered in South San Francisco, California, is the leading provider of up-to-date and comprehensive product information for the dental industry. Dentalcompare is a vertical of CompareNetworks, Inc., an online media company that empowers scientists and healthcare professionals with a digital marketplace to enhance their productivity.

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