Dental Practice Research Report

Our Dental Practice Research Report features powerful insights into what is worrying dentists about their practices.

For over 25 years, we have been committed to understanding the unique challenges dentists face, and finding innovative ways to support them. As part of this commitment, we have partnered with Bstar to release the most up-to-date research and benchmarking information on dental practices. The 2016/17 Report is drawn from one-on-one interviews with advisers and their dental clients, and looks at many of the issues dentists currently face.


This Report provides an extensive view into the current state of the dental industry, including the challenges dentists face and the opportunities for them to grow their practices.

  • Part 1: What makes a successful dental practice?
  • Part 2: Strategic threats
  • Part 3: Business concerns and needs
  • Part 4: Major concerns
  • Part 5: Minor concerns
  • Part 6: Staff issues
  • Part 7: In their own words
  • Part 8: Business indicators and planning
  • Part 9: Growth planning
  • Part 10: What’s worrying dentists about their practice?
  • Part 11: How dentists can take action
  • Part 12: How do advisers help dentists?
  • Part 13: Help from a trusted business adviser

The insights provided within this Report will be an asset to accountants who support dental professionals. An executive summary is available to download via this page. 

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The information contained in this webpage is general in nature and has been provided in good faith, without taking into account your personal circumstances. While all reasonable care has been taken to ensure that the information is accurate and opinions fair and reasonable, no warranties in this regard are provided. We recommend that you obtain independent financial and tax advice before making any decisions.

This Research Report has been prepared by Bstar Pty Ltd ABN 60 109 809 305. Bstar has a relationship with more than 200 accounting and financial planning practices. A Bstar Alliance Partner is typically a 2-10 partner accounting and/or financial planning business that has been trained and accredited in Bstar’s Value Improvement Benchmarking Advice (‘viba’) advisory process.

The content in the 2016/17 Dental Research Report is taken from ongoing one-on-one strategic discussions with dentists. The primary tool utilised to collect the information in the Report was the Bstar Needs Review Process. Quotes used in this Report are sourced from notes taken during interviews, and may have been paraphrased or amended for clarity and to de-identify the individuals involved.

Bstar has used the real life experiences of accounting and advisory practices and their client dentists to tailor the suggested solutions for the concerns and issues identified.