GVR Report cover Dental Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Dental Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Dental Radiology Equipment, Dental Lasers, Systems and Parts, Laboratory Machines, Hygiene Maintenance Device), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-097-2
  • Number of Pages: 137
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global dental equipment market size to be valued at USD 16.5 billion by 2028 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.1% during the forecast period. 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.

Dental Equipment Market size, by product

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.

COVID19 impact: A 32% decline in demand was observed

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

The hospitals delayed elective procedures in order to free up beds in the hospitals and Original Equipment Manufacturing companies is faced supply chain disruption leading to financial strain

The dental equipment market is expected to recover by 2021 as many dental practices in the U.S. and Europe have resumed with Covid-19 guidelines

As stated by Dental Tribunal, the spread of the virus has resulted in a slowdown in dental consumables & equipment segments, and the recovery of sales is affected

The American Dental Association predicts that the spending on dental care will increase significantly post-pandemic due to resuming of dental practices and patient volume recovering faster than anticipated

Companies developing dental equipment like DENTSPLY Sirona reported a loss in their sales and revenue for the year 2020

The ADA also predicts that dental expenditures will grow and recover either fully to pre-pandemic projected levels or 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels and that this will happen either by October 2020 or January 2021


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.

Dental Equipment Market Trends

The modern lifestyle of the population is contributing to the worsening of oral health. Dentists have identified significant areas where effective technology in dental care can accelerate oral treatment. Furthermore, the need to promote innovation and technological advancements in the dental technology is anticipated to produce more opportunities in the market. The global market for dental lasers can be attributed to the rise in acceptance of non-invasive treatment methods. Dental chairs are basic equipment in all large clinics and dental-care facilities. Light curing technology, such as dental torches, is getting popular among dentists. Flexible and tiny dental equipment is in high demand around the world. Dentists and other medical professionals are increasingly relying on nimble technology to complete dental operations.

Despite the high frequency of dental problems, the expensive nature of equipment is expected to confine the market growth. For example, the laser treatments are more expensive than traditional dental procedures owing to the complexities involved in the treatment. Another major barrier impeding market growth is the lack of reimbursement plans for dental treatment.

In addition, the cosmetic dentistry is among the emerging areas that are growing in popularity as a result of an increased emphasis on dental tourism and a growing desire for beautiful, perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is predicted to be one of the most in-demand segments in the future, with promising development prospects during the forecast period.

Product Type Insights

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.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the 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.

Dental Equipment Market share, by region

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.

Dental Equipment Market Trends by Region

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

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.

Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, The Straumann Group has agreed to acquire PlusDental, a manufacturer of orthodontic treatment options in Europe. This takeover will strengthen the Group's strategic consumer expertise and open up new opportunities for growth.

  • In July 2021, Surgically Clean Air and A-dec have established a new agreement to deliver air purifying solutions to the dentistry sector. The JADE Air Purifier from Surgically Clean Air, which will now be sold exclusively by A-dec to the dentistry profession is a sector air purification system with a premium, modern appearance and efficiency at the center of its design.

  • In December 2021, Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, a 103-bed hospital in Indiana, uses Carestream Health's mobile diagnostic X-ray devices to provide sophisticated medical imaging and patient-centric care to its community while increasing workflow and productivity.

Some of the prominent players in the dental equipment market include:

  • A-Dec Inc.

  • Planmeca Oy

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • Patterson Companies Inc.

  • Straumann

  • GC Corporation

  • Carestream Health Inc.

  • Biolase Inc.

  • Danaher Corporation

  • 3M EPSE

Dental Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 7.4 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 16.5 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 12.1% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product type, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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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Global Dental Equipment Market Segmentation

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:

Global Dental Equipment Market Segmentation

  • Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Dental Radiology Equipment 

      • Intra-Oral

        • Digital X-ray Units

        • Digital Sensors

      • Extra-Oral

        • Digital Units

        • Analog Units

    • Dental Lasers

      • Diode Lasers

        • Quantum well lasers

        • Distributed feedback lasers

        • Vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers

        • Heterostructure 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

      • Cast Machine

      • Furnace and Ovens

      • Electrosurgical Equipment

      • Other System and Parts

      • CAD/CAM

    • Laboratory Machines

      • Ceramic Furnaces

      • Hydraulic Press

      • Electronic Waxer

      • Suction Unit

      • Micro Motor

    • Hygiene Maintenance Devices

      • Sterilizers

      • Air Purification & Filters

      • Hypodermic Needle Incinerator

    • Other Equipment

      • Chairs

      • Hand Piece

      • Light Cure

      • Scaling Unit

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Spain

      • Italy

      • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • Japan

      • China

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Singapore

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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