The global dental equipment market size was valued at USD 5.4 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1% from 2021 to 2028. Dental equipment are the tools used to examine, manipulate, treat, and restore any oral ailments. Factors such as the increasing geriatric population suffering from oral diseases, evolving medical tourism pertaining to dental treatment, and the introduction of multiple government initiatives for public oral health care, are few growth enablers for the market.
Furthermore, the introduction of efficient and advanced dental equipment by major companies is also creating a boost for the market. Companies like Planmeca Oy, Dentsply Sirona, and Danaher Corporation, are rigorously introducing novel computer-aided imaging technology that will enable the practitioners to prepare a precise course of dental treatment. By product, the market is broadly divided into dental radiology equipment, dental lasers, systems and parts, laboratory machines, hygiene maintenance devices, and other equipment.
According to FDI World Dental Federation, oral diseases impact 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay (dental caries) impacting more than half of the global population (44%), making it the most prevalent of all the 291 conditions included in the Global Burden of Disease Study. As per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 84.9% of children from 2-17 years of age, 64.0% of adults from 18 to 64 years of age, and 65.6% of adults aged 65 and above have had at least one visit to a dentist in 2017. The most frequently carried out dental procedures during these visits include dental fillings, bonding, root canals, crowns, bridges, periodontal treatments, and oral and maxillofacial procedures. This showcases the existing potential dental procedures around the world. Dental disorders like periodontal disease, oral cancers, and environmental injuries resulting from Oro-dental trauma are expected to further assist the overall growth of the market.
High consumption of tobacco, alcohol, an unhealthy diet, and a high intake of sugar are the leading cause of dental caries, which is the most common type of chronic disease experienced globally. The rising geriatric population and their demand for dental services have also seen a surge. According to World Population Prospects, by 2050, 1 in 6 people in the world will be over the age of 65 globally, up from 1 in 11 in 2019, providing a population pool of about 1.5 billion people above the age of 65 years by 2050.
Dental tourism has increased in emerging economies like Asia and Latin America primarily due to the high cost of treatment in regions such as North America and Europe, as dental treatments in these regions have become a commodity. Various government initiatives of countries are proving to be helpful to construct well-planned dental laws and campaigns aiming to improve availability and access to oral health care services; therefore, the aforementioned factors are likely to fuel the growth of the market.
However, the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has hugely affected the market for dental equipment. Routine dental care was largely unavailable during the pandemic, as many dental practices were forced to close as they were deemed as elective procedures. The continuous operation and long-term survival of many practices are also threatened by the economic and social challenges arising due to care restrictions, practice closures, and shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as the need of investing in new types of PPE and technology. While many practices and clinics worldwide are re-opening, the possibility to return to normal is distant, as there are numerous concerns about the availability of dental services and ensuring the safety of dentists. A review article published by The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice stated that COVID-19 is expected to be a watershed moment in the field of dentistry. While the market is expected to see positive changes in the safe delivery of dental care, an increase in the cost of availing of care is imminent.
The dental system and parts segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.0% in 2020 and is expected to provide significant CAGR during the forecast period. The market is segmented into dental radiology equipment, dental lasers, dental systems and parts, laboratory machines, and hygiene maintenance devices. Furthermore, the global dental systems and parts are segmented into instrument delivery systems, vacuums and compressors, cone beam CT systems, cast machines, furnaces and ovens, electrosurgical equipment, other system and parts, CAD/CAM. These devices are quintessential tools required to carry out any dentistry procedures. The performance and functionality of these systems and parts are key factors for a successful treatment. The major driver for this segment is the technological advancements and rigorous R&D activities undertaken by key players to provide practitioner friendly and highly efficient equipment to provide smooth procedures.
The dental lasers segment is reciprocating the highest CAGR over the forecast period attributed to the fact that it is being rapidly used in surgical and teeth whitening procedures. Dental lasers are also used for reshaping gum tissues and removing inflamed tissues. The other benefit of using the lasers is controlled blood loss during the procedures thus lessening the need for sutures, and this factor is expected to help segment growth. The lasers are further segmented into diode lasers, carbon dioxide lasers, and yttrium aluminum garnet lasers. Favorable technological adoption, satisfactory reimbursement scenario, the increasing prevalence in the geriatric population, and growing awareness about oral care among the people are driving factors assisting in the growth of the market.
North America dominated the dental equipment market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.2% in 2020. The region is expected to showcase a significant CAGR in the forecast period. This is attributed to the rising geriatric population, strong medical infrastructure, well-established reimbursement policies, existence of key market players, and advancement in preventive and restorative dental treatments. Moreover, according to the American Dental Association, 85.0% of individuals in the United States truly value dental health and consider oral health an essential aspect of overall care. The combination of all these factors will make North America emerge as the most promising market during the forecast period.
In APAC, the market is expected to witness the highest CAGR of 13.8% over the forecast period. Asian countries such as China, Japan, and India are emerging economies with well-developed healthcare infrastructure and facilities and are now more focused on leading on the basis of R&D activities. They have suitable infrastructure and fundings for the same. A total of 43.6% of the spending is expected to emanate from Asia with countries like China, Japan, and India being the topmost to spend on R&D activities. Attributes like favorable government policies, rising geriatric population, presence of key market players, and rise in the demand for dental procedures are paving way for the market in the region. Moreover, medical tourism in the Asia Pacific region is rapidly increasing due to shorter patient waiting time, low-cost treatment, availability of a large pool of skilled dentists and high-end technology, and the presence of tourist destinations and quality accommodations. These aforementioned factors will assist in the growth of the market for dental equipment within the region.
One of the key factors driving competitiveness among market players is the rapid adoption of advanced technology like computer-aided scanners for precise imaging and diagnosis of disorders related to teeth. Moreover, a prominent number of these players are rapidly opting for geographical expansion, strategic collaborations, and partnerships through mergers and acquisitions in emerging and economically favorable regions. Planmeca Oy launched Planmeca Creo C5 in March 2019, which is an advanced 3D printer designed specifically for restorative dental practices and chairside CAD/CAM dentistry. Also, in October 2019, the company launched a series of intraoral scanners that allows fast and accurate scanning being majorly used for restorative dentistry, called Planmeca Emerald in October 2019. Some of the prominent players in the dental equipment market include:
Patterson Companies Inc.
Carestream Health Inc.
Market size value in 2021
USD 7.4 billion
Revenue forecast in 2028
USD 16.5 billion
CAGR of 12.1% from 2021 to 2028
Base year for estimation
2016 - 2019
2021 - 2028
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product type, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; China; India; Japan; Australia; South Korea; Singapore; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE
Key companies profiled
A-Dec Inc.; Planmeca Oy; Dentsply Sirona; Patterson Companies Inc; Straumann; GC Corporation; Carestream Health Inc.; Biolase Inc.; Danaher Corporation; 3M EPSE
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental equipment market report on the basis of product type and region:
Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)
Dental Radiology Equipment
Digital X-ray Units
Quantum well lasers
Distributed feedback lasers
Vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers
Quantum cascade lasers
Separate confinement heterostructure lasers
Vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers
Carbon Dioxide Lasers
Yttrium Aluminium Garnet Lasers
Systems & Parts
Instrument Delivery systems
Vacuums & Compressors
Cone Beam CT Systems
Furnace and Ovens
Other System and Parts
Hygiene Maintenance Devices
Air Purification & Filters
Hypodermic Needle Incinerator
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)
Middle East & Africa
b. The global dental equipment market size was estimated at USD 5.4 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 7.4 billion in 2021.
b. The global dental equipment market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.1% from 2021 to 2028 to reach USD 16.5 billion by 2028.
b. North America led with the highest dental equipment market share of 37.9% in 20189. The key contributors include technological advancements, rising demand for cosmetic surgeries, and growing geriatric population, and a number of dentists and dental clinics.
b. Few significant dental equipment market players include Denstply International Inc.; A-Dec Inc.; Planmeca Oy; Sirona Dental Systems Inc.; Patterson Companies Inc.; Straumann; GC Corporation; Carestream Health Inc.; Biolase Inc.; Danaher Corporation; and 3M.
b. The growth can be attributed to key factors such as rising demand for dental procedures, the prevalence of dental disorders, and the rise in medical tourism activities pertaining to these procedures. Furthermore, the rising geriatric population and demand for preventive, restorative, and surgical services for dental care are likely to boost the growth.
b. The dental system and parts product segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 38.0% in the dental equipment market in 2020.
b. Some of the notable dental lasers in the dental equipment market include diode lasers, carbon dioxide lasers, and yttrium aluminum garnet lasers.
b. Planmeca Oy launched the Planmeca Emerald series of intraoral scanners that enables fast and accurate scanning in restorative dentistry, in October 2019.
b. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the unavailability of routine dental care to people, on account of forced shutdowns to contain the pandemic spread.
b. Asia Pacific is projected to witness the fastest CAGR of 13.8% through 2028, with rapidly emerging economies such as India and China focusing on improving the healthcare infrastructure and investing in R&D.
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With Covid-19 infections rising globally, the apprehension regarding a shortage of essential life-saving devices and other essential medical supplies in order to prevent the spread of this pandemic and provide optimum care to the infected also widens. In addition, till a pharmacological treatment is developed, ventilators act as a vital treatment preference for the COVID-19 patients, who may require critical care. Moreover, there is an urgent need for a rapid acceleration in the manufacturing process for a wide range of test-kits (antibody tests, self-administered, and others). The report will account for Covid19 as a key market contributor.