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2019 Gaidge Report: Strong Performance for Single-Doctor, Multi-Doctor Practices and Robust Growth in Aligner Starts

As part of a collaboration with business analytics provider, Gaidge, after each calendar quarter and full calendar year the AAO receives and shares with members key metrics compiled from a subset of Gaidge client practices. This subset includes:

● Single-doctor practices under $1 million in quarterly productivity; and
● Multi-location practices with up to 10 locations.

The purpose of the collaboration is to aid members with assessment of practice health, short-term and long-term goal-setting and other key practice processes.

Calendar Year 2019 Summary
Single and Multi-Doctor practices showed strong upward trends in net production, new patient exams and starts during calendar year 2019, as compared with 2018.

Single-Doctor Practice Highlights
• Net production showed healthy growth of 5.4%;
• Exams increased 5.1% with both Adult Exams and Child Exams growing (up 7.9% and 3.8%, respectively);
• Starts increased 5.7% with both Aligner Starts and All Other Starts growing (up 15.1% and 3.5% respectively).

Multi-Doctor Practice Highlights
• Net production showed healthy growth of 7.2%;
• Exams increased 6.3% with both Adult Exams and Child Exams growing (up 10.7% and 4.6% respectively);
• Starts increased 9.1% with both Aligner Starts and All Other Starts growing (up 14.1% and 8.0%, respectively).

Click here to view the complete Gaidge 2019 report. 

Fourth Quarter (October – December) 2019 Summary
The 4th quarter report from Gaidge shows strong performance for Single Doctor practices and Multi-Doctor practices in net production, exams and starts, as compared with Q4 2018.

Single Doctor Practice Highlights
• Net production was up by 3.9%;
• Exams increased 1.3% with both Adult Exams and Child Exams growing, up 2.0% and 1.0%, respectively;
• Starts increased 3.9% with both Aligner and All Other Starts growing, up 4.5% and 3.7%, respectively.

Multi-Doctor Practice Highlights
• Net production increased by 8.9%;
• Exams increased by 5.5% with Adult Exams up 11.8% and Child Exams up 2.8%;
• Starts had an increase of 7.8% with Aligner Starts up 16.7% and All Other Starts up 5.6%.

Click here to view the complete 4th quarter 2019 Gaidge report.