The global dental equipment market size was valued at USD 7.66 billion in 2018 and is projected to expand at a CAGR 4.5% during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to key factors such as rising demand for dental procedures, prevalence of dental disorders, and rise in medical tourism activities pertaining to these procedures. Furthermore, rising geriatric population and demand for preventive, restorative, and surgical services for dental care is likely to boost the growth.
Favorable government initiatives pertaining to dental hygiene is another factor propelling the market growth. In recent years, governments of many countries are initiating reforms for development of dental health. For instance, the 2016-17 Budget of Australia was framed to deliver a reform through a Single National Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme and allocated nearly USD 1.29 billion (AUD 1.7 billion) towards public services for dental care. Furthermore, according to Germany’s healthcare policies; 87.5% of its total population is a member of “sick funds”- a not-for-profit organization. It provides free basic dental services accompanied with several advanced options such as orthodontics, crowns, and bridges.
High treatment cost for orthodontic procedures and associated dentist consultation charges, x-rays, scans, and other tests, in North America and Europe. To offset these high out of pocket costs, a rising number of people are opting for medical tourism in emerging healthcare destinations such as India, Turkey, Hungary, and others. Dental tourism in above mentioned countries is witnessing lucrative growth owing to the factors such as low labor and fixed costs and minimum government intervention.
For instance, Hungary has emerged as the top destination in Europe for dental tourism with approximately 7,000 visitors every year. Low price of these procedures is the key factor attributed to this growth. For instance, root canal treatment in U.S. starts from USD 550 while in Hungary it is only around USD 69. Zirconium crowns cost over USD 1,250 in the U.S. while it costs only USD 440 in Hungary.
On the basis of product, the market is segmented into dental radiology, lasers, systems and parts, laboratory machines, hygiene equipment, other equipment. In 2018, systems and parts held the largest market share of 39.9%. However, dental lasers equipment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 6.8% over the forecast period.
The systems and parts segment is further divided into instrument delivery systems, vacuums and compressors, cone beam CT systems, cast machines, furnace and ovens, electrosurgical equipment, and CAD/CAM, among others. CAD/CAM held the largest share of the systems and parts segment in 2018. CAD/CAM techniques are rapidly substituting die casting techniques in terms of technological superiority, which is expected to drive the dental equipment market during the forecast period. However,cone beam CT systems is likely to witness the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. These systems generate images of tissues and other adjoining parts of tooth and aid in delivering more precise treatment.
The dental lasers segment is further categorized into diode lasers, carbon dioxide lasers, and yttrium aluminum garnet lasers. They find application in diagnostic and surgical procedures as they significantly reduce treatment time. Key advantages associated with these devices include regeneration of ligament tissues and bones, elimination of bleeding, and surgery discomforts. As a result, these lasers are expected to witness lucrative growth in the forthcoming years. Moreover, technological advancements have further increased its market revenue enabling use of portable lasers in home care settings to enhance patient comfort. Increasing adoption of lasers among dentists and general practitioners, technological advancements pertaining to develop cost effective diodes, and low operational cost and high accuracy are the other factors that are likely to boost the market growth in the coming years.
In 2018, yttrium aluminum garnet lasers held the dominant share of the dental lasers segment. It is also anticipated to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Low penetration and rapid healing of scars are among the key benefits associated with these lasers. Additionally, these lasers minimize the post-operative pain and eliminate sutures in many complicated cases.
North America led with the highest market share of 29.6% in 2018. The key contributors include technological advancements, rising demand for cosmetic surgeries, and growing geriatric population and numbers of dentists and dental clinics. Furthermore, increasing number of collaborations between healthcare providers and research organizations backed by research grants can be the other factors contributing to the regional growth.
In 2018, U.S. held the largest market share owing to increasing geriatric population prone to dental problems and presence of sophisticated infrastructure. Furthermore, technological advancements pertaining to development of novel equipment such as digital X-rays for tooth cavity detection and high resolution screening systems, are expected to upsurge the growth.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period. Increasing adoption among dentists for advanced treatment options for orthodontic applications, growing number of favorable government initiatives, rising population, and high prevalence of oral cancer are among the factors expected to drive the regional market.
Growing penetration of cosmetic implants is one of the significant factors propelling demand for these products from Asia Pacific. Furthermore, introduction of novel technologies such as advanced dental anesthesia solutions including intraligamentary injection anesthesiasystem, to minimize complications in orthodontic procedures are expected to boost the market growth. Additionally, increasing geriatric population coupled with increased susceptibility to tooth disorders is expected to boost the regional product usage. Rapid development in rural healthcare services and unmet medical needs are some of the factors attributed to the rapid growth of market in this region.
Few significant 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. New product development is the key strategy adopted by the companies to gain competitive edge. The key players with strong financials, product portfolio, and regional presence are Danaher Corporation; Dentsply International Inc.; Sirona Dental Systems; and Planmeca Oy.
Each of these companies has a strong presence in their target segments. For instance, Danher Corporation has strong portfolio in x-ray systems, Sirona has good market presence in CAD/CAM and 2D and 3D imaging. Dentsply International has strong presence in endodontic treatment and implant surgery, while Planmeca Oy has robust portfolio in CAD/CAM software solutions and 2D/3D imaging systems.
Base year for estimation
Actual estimates/Historical data
2014 - 2017
2019 - 2025
Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, MEA
U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and UAE
Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the global dental equipment market report on the basis of product and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
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 Aluminum Garnet Lasers
Systems & Parts
Instrument Delivery Systems
Vacuums & Compressors
Cone Beam CT Systems
Furnace & Ovens
Other Systems and Parts
Hygiene Maintenance Devices
Air Purification and Filters
Hypodermic Needle Incinerator
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
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