State News Legwork: Three Predictions That Impact Dentists in 2021 By LegworkUpdated Jan 27, 2021 WENATCHEE, Wash., Jan. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 365 days, we pause, consider the year behind us, and anticipate the year ahead. As we reflect now, nothing's ever looked quite like this. And dentists continue to deal with historical shifts in healthcare with little precedent to lean on. Dental practices ground to a halt in March with mandatory restrictions on elective procedures after a strong start to the year. This historical period led to slow re-openings and loosening of some limitations, but in the most recent American Dental Association (ADA) surveys, practices on average continue to report 80% of previous patient volumes. As COVID-19 cases spike again, unprecedented disruption, anxiety, and loss leave us with uncertainty to start 2021.