GVR Report cover Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Automatic, Semi-Automatic, Manual), By Class, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-275-4
  • Number of Report Pages: 110
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global bench-top dental autoclaves market was estimated at USD 122.1 million in 2022 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.4% from 2023 to 2030. The increasing prevalence of dental diseases clubbed with the introduction of favorable government initiatives pertaining to the dental equipment and consumables markets are some high-impacting growth drivers of the bench-top dental autoclaves market. These autoclaves also find application in cosmetic dental procedures and the demand is rapidly on the rise, especially in the high-income countries of North America and Europe. The rise in demand for cosmetic dental procedures is expected to increase the volume of dental procedures and consequently the demand for bench-top dental autoclaves.

 U.S. Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Size, By Product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to exhibit serious financial strain on dental offices due to prolonged periods of inactivity and income loss. Routine dental procedures, such as polishing, cleaning, and whitening are aerosol-generating procedures, wherein the risk of virus transmission is high. The risk of closure is unprecedented for many dental practices due to the burden of repayment of loans. Standalone dental practices have typically been affected the most. The reopening of dental procedures with stricter guidelines has invariably increased the cost of dental services, further straining the market demand. The demand for the teledentistry process has increased, and integrated into routine dental treatments to reduce the risk of direct face-to-face contact with the patient.

Hospital-acquired infections and post-procedure infections entail high healthcare expenditures and therefore, pertinent establishments and government organizations are making constant endeavors to promote sterilization as an effective cost-cutting tool. Introduction and growing market penetration rates of technologically advanced automatic bench-top autoclaves are also expected to significantly boost market growth during the forecast period.

Microorganisms in a patient’s saliva or blood can carry diseases and bacteria, such as herpes, hepatitis, strep, staph, and tuberculosis. These diseases and bacteria remain on surfaces and in external surroundings and increase the risk of contamination. These diseases and bacteria can pass to anyone handling the unsterilized tools. Moreover, certain bacteria, viruses, and diseases can stay on surfaces for hours, days, and weeks. Contacting an exposed surface puts patients and other members at risk of contracting diseases. Thus, autoclaving is a sterilizing procedure adopted by medical professionals to reduce the risk of contamination.

The bench-top dental autoclaves should meet the safety standards and procedures established by the regulators, initiated firstly with the guidelines in Italian Legislative Decree number 81 of 2008 (Consolidation Act for Occupational Health and Safety). The autoclave used in a dental facility is regulated by the FDA and is intended to render medical devices sterile. FDA as a guide provides advice for the usage of autoclaves and requires to sterile products meet specific sterility requirements before introducing to the market.

Product Insights

The automatic segment held the largest revenue share of 52.5% in 2022 and is expected to register the fastest growth rate of 5.6% during the forecast period. Based on product, the market is segmented into semi-automatic, automatic, and manual. An automatic autoclave works automatically with the push of a button. Its controlled sterilizer setting makes the process very smooth and fast. Furthermore, automatic autoclaves do not have the complete sterilization operation power as manual autoclaves.

The semi-automatic segment is expected to exhibit a lucrative growth of 5.5% in the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the fact that the semi-automatic autoclave is an affordable sterilizer for various dental facilities such as private clinics that ensure safety, quality, and reliability. Semi-automatic autoclaves are simply plug-and-play devices. These sterilizer products are virtually maintenance-free after installation and have lower operating costs as it is simple to use and doesn't require specialized personnel to operate the product.

Class Insights

The class B segment held the largest revenue share of 68.7% in 2022. Based on class, the market is segmented into class B, class N, and class S. Class B products are compact but their performance is compared with big hospital machines due to their high-quality output. Class B stands for small big sterilizers as they are small products that offer high-end performance. Any type of equipment can be sterilized in a Class B dental autoclave such as porous materials, and hollow items such as turbines, wands, tips, etc.

The class S segment is expected to witness a lucrative growth rate of 5.1% during the forecast period. Type S covers all of the other types of dental autoclaves. These dental autoclaves are not only suitable for sterilizing pre-packed solid instruments and unpacked instruments. However, it is also important that these instruments are not hollow.

End-Use Insights

In hospitals, various tools and equipment are used for various surgical procedures and it is critically important to sterilize. The primary goal of sterilization in hospitals is to prevent the spread of contaminations. The unknown bacteria and infections on hospital equipment & surgical tools can increase the risk of infection by exposing various parts of the body to potentially dangerous bacteria.

 Global Bench-Top Dental Autoclaves Market Share By End-Use, 2022 (%)

Dental laboratories are expected to witness the highest growth rate of 5.3% in the forecast period as autoclave sterilizer is the most used in dental laboratories. Dental autoclaves are used to eliminate living organisms and contaminants from the equipment as autoclave sterilizers are works on high-pressure steam. Dental autoclaves are primarily used in a dental laboratory to sterilize infectious waste, disposable, infectious before it comes in contact with something. The bench-top dental autoclaves help in preventing the spread of various diseases such as HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, etc.

Regional Insights

North America witnessed the highest market share of 40.7% in 2022. The presence of highly developed healthcare infrastructure, high patient awareness levels coupled with relatively higher healthcare expenditure levels in the region are some high-impact rendering drivers of this market. Europe has accounted second highest market share in the bench-top dental autoclaves market in 2022.

Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Trends by Region

Asia Pacific bench-top dental autoclaves market is expected to grow at the highest rate of 6.0% from 2023 to 2030. Improving healthcare infrastructure, consumer purchasing power, and patient awareness levels are some major factors expected to drive regional market growth during the forecast period. Moreover, the growing demand for dental tourism in the emerging markets of India and China is expected to trigger an increase in the volume of dental procedures and subsequently boost the demand for the bench-top dental autoclaves market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market players are involved in the manufacturing and development of high-quality sterilizing products for capturing a huge market share. The bench-top dental autoclaves market is price sensitive and therefore, competitors follow similar pricing strategies. Moreover, the availability of product differentiation options coupled with rigorous price-based competition and the introduction of novel technologies such as double microprocessors and automatic traceability systems is expected to keep the industry rivalry at a high level throughout the forecast period. New product development and brand awareness campaigns are two of the most impactful sustainability strategies adopted by market players. In October 2020, Flight Dental Systems announced its partnership with MK Dent located in Bargteheide, Germany. The partnership is likely to allow the company to create a co-branded product line with Flight Dental Systems’established network of distributors and resellers in Canada. Some of the key industry players in the global bench-top dental autoclaves market include:

  • Tuttnauer

  • Fona Dental

  • W&H Dentelwerk International

  • Melag

  • Midmark

  • Antonio Matachana

  • Flight Dental Systems

  • Thermo

  • Zirbus Technology

Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 127.9 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 185.2 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.4% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, class, end-use, region

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Tuttnauer; Fona Dental; W&H Dentelwerk International; Melag; Midmark; Antonio Matachana; Flight Dental Systems; Thermo; Zirbus Technology

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Global Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global bench-top dental autoclaves market report based on product class, end-use, and region:

Global Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Automatic

    • Semi-Automatic

    • Manual

  • Class Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Class B

    • Class N

    • Class S

  • End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals and Clinics

    • Dental Laboratories

    • Academic and Research Institutes

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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