Unlike Many, sikka.ai Hasn’t Been Shocked by Inflation – Its “Dental Inflation Indicator” Predicted It

When inflation recently hit its highest year-over-year increase in more than 30 years, it showed what sikka.ai was already seeing in dental recall appointments.

Dentists see patients more often in a year than physicians, on average, and are a primary line of healthcare contact…leading to explosive improvements in both diagnostic and economic indicators.”— CEO and Founder Vijay Sikka

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, November 24, 2021 — The American Farm Bureau estimates that the prototypical Thanksgiving dinner costs 14% more this year than last, used cars continue to fly off lots, and dollar stores chains are being forced to revisit both their pricing strategies and even their names. Indeed, inflation is the word on everyone’s lips these days. Enter sikka.ai’s Dental Inflation Indicator™, as discussed recently on CNBC’s “The Exchange”.

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sikka.ai Presents Insightful Newsletter #7: You Can Find Successful Practices Anywhere

If you haven’t had the chance to check out the rankings of states by average dental practice scores from our Sikka Success Report™, do it today – it’s fascinating. When we noticed that Vermont had long been holding down its lofty perch at or near the top of the rankings, we asked the question, “Is this just because it’s a ‘rich’ state?” For that matter, is the success of a state’s average practice tied to its per capita income? We’re happy to report that it’s not:

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The correlation is negligible, at 0.056 (i.e., any difference in per capita income only explains 5.6% of the change in Practice Success Score, and vice versa). And Vermont isn’t a particularly high-income state, anyway, as you can see. In effect, it “punches above its weight” in the success of its dentistries.

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sikka.ai Presents Insightful Newsletter #5: Growth Spikes After Holiday Break

Insightful” Newsletter #5, August 2021

In the last Veterinary Insights, we were tracking Memorial Day Holiday travel and wondering if Veterinary practices were going to get a summer break. The 4th of July Holiday certainly did not slow down travel, with 47.7 million Americans traveling over the holiday. Similarly, we saw a decline in the number of patient visits and production – which was immediately followed by a sharp spike in production. The week of July 18th saw the 2nd highest production week in 2021.

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