Medical vs Dental care spending: 9 stats you need to know
Reported by the American Dental and American Medical Association, the U.S. spent $142.4 billion on dental care in 2020 and $4.12. trillion on overall healthcare, according to data from the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association.
Note: Data for medical care spending may include dental care.
- National dental expenditures decreased by 1.8 percent, from $145 billion in 2019 to $142.4 billion in 2020.
- Dental spending per capita decreased from $442 in 2019 to $430 in 2020.
- Out-of pocket spending was $53.2 billion in 2020.
- Private insurance spending was $59.7 billion in 2020.
- The United States spent $4.124 trillion on overall healthcare in 2020.
- Healthcare spending reached $12,530 per capita in 2020.
- Hospital care accounted for $1.27 trillion of healthcare spending, while physician services accounted for $593.1 billion.
- The net cost of healthcare insurance was $301.4 billion. Private health insurance spent $1.15 trillion on healthcare in 2020.
- Americans paid $388.6 billion in out-of-pocket expenses.