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

Dental Simulator Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component (Hardware, Software), By Application (Dental Training & Education, Treatment Planning), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-972-4
  • Number of Report Pages: 140
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Forecast Period: 2022 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global dental simulator market size was valued at USD 314.32 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.44% from 2022 to 2030. Some of the key factors contributing to the growth of the industry include the growing need to implement simulation-based training in dental practices, such as surgery, thereby reducing the cost spent on cadavers and other study models, and the rising awareness about human-like texture dental simulators with haptic feedback responses in dental schools of developing countries. In addition, the advancements in dental treatment outcomes enabled using smile simulators are further fueling industry growth.

 North America dental simulator market size, by component, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The COVID-19 pandemic hampered the demand for dental simulators during the initial months of the year 2020. This was due to the lockdowns and supply chain restrictions implemented across the world to curb the spread of the infection. The governments and healthcare sectors were focusing on handling the emergency treatments during the crisis instead of managing training needs, especially dental practices. However, the dental schools initiated strategies to continue dental training and education using simulation models with virtual & augmented reality solutions. These enabled students to receive a safe learning environment with easy teaching & convenient facilities from practitioners.

Virtual reality has been extensively applied in dentistry to assist dental training and to replace traditional teaching methods in preclinical practices. The technological and scientific developments have gradually combined dentistry with cloud-computing, deep learning technology, and 5G to offer students better learning assistance with diverse training modules. Simulation units also include patient simulators that display symptoms of dental diseases and respond to the treatment, thereby showing simulated emotions. This feature aids dental training practitioners to enhance their skills in handling patients.

Moreover, companies in the industry are launching various technologically advanced solutions with better features, which is also enhancing growth. For instance, Nissin Dental Products Inc. has a large range of advanced simulators specifically designed as pediatric, geriatric, and interactive humanoid patient simulators. These simulators simulate the expressions and reactions depending on the accidents made during the treatment. Such advanced units attract the attention of dental students and increase their compliance and convenience in learning. These factors are improving the industry’s growth.

Component Insights

The hardware segment dominated the global industry in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 73.35% of the overall revenue. The high share of this segment is owing to the rising adoption of electrically connected care technologies in dental healthcare and education, initiatives by key companies in launching advanced feature in-built simulators, and the availability of a large number of simulation workstations, phantom heads, patient simulators, and accessories. Hardware facilities in dental simulators comprise display devices, such as 3D glasses and 2D display units, other stereoscopic display systems, and simulation tools, such as handheld styluses, foot control pedals, and physical hand or finger rests.

The software segment is estimated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period on account of the technological advancements in dental practices to simulate treatment outcomes before the actual procedure. The increasing number of people adopting dental training and treatment simulation software, due to its convenience and cost-effectiveness, is anticipated to drive the growth of this segment over the forecast period. The training simulation software comprises training contents of different dental fields, with fundamental skills and clinical cases. It also has teaching & practice systems, evaluation (automatic & teacher-guided), force feedback, and simulated operating sounds.

Application Insights

On the basis of applications, the global industry has been categorized into dental training & education and treatment planning. The dental training & education segment dominated the global industry in 2021 and accounted for the maximum share of more than 71.25% of the overall revenue. The high share of the segment can be attributed to a large number of dental graduates around the world showing interest in new ways of learning dentistry with proper dental simulation units. Education systems are constantly evolving with new trends & technologies, and advanced concepts, such as simulation tools are already embraced in dental training.

In addition, the global migration of dental students to access such advanced holistic approaches is enhancing the opportunities for the market. The treatment planning segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period on account of the rising dental consciousness among the population coupled with the convenience of undergoing dental simulation to simulate outcomes before actually undertaking any treatment. The availability of a significant number of such smile-simulating and treatment-simulating software coupled with cost-effective subscription options are anticipated in boosting the segment growth.

End-use Insights

On the basis of end-uses, the global industry has been further categorized into dental schools and hospitals & clinics. The dental school end-use segment dominated the global industry in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 65.40% of the overall revenue. The growing number of dental schools in developing countries with better simulation training facilities is attributed to the growth of the segment. For instance, there are over 310 dental schools in India, and most of them are privately held with better infrastructure units. In addition, dental education tourism in developed countries is significantly contributing to segmental growth.

 Global dental simulator market share, by end-use, 2021 (%)

The hospitals & clinics end-use segment, on the other hand, is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. The fast growth can be attributed to the rising incorporation of dental treatment simulator units and software in dental hospitals. Furthermore, a few simulation clinics are specifically organized to provide simulation-based training for students and fresh graduates. An increasing focus on advanced learning, minimizing errors, cost-effectiveness, and replacing cadaver models are widely fueling the growth of the segment.

Regional Insights

On the basis of geographies, the global industry has been further categorized into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global industry in 2021 and accounted for the largest share of more than 37.75% of the overall revenue. The high share of the region can be attributed to the presence of a large number of key players operating in the region with better dental simulator solutions. In addition, the high healthcare IT expenditure, high disposable income levels, wide usage of technologically advanced models in dental schools, and the growing awareness of simulation studies in the dental community are projected to drive the growth of the region.

Dental Simulator Market Trends by Region

The Asia Pacific region, on the other hand, is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate during the forecast period. The fast-paced growth can be attributed to the improving penetration of simulation studies in dental practices. The growing adoption of dental tool manufacturing facilities in the region is supporting the growth of the regional market. Furthermore, increasing investments in the dental healthcare sector in countries, such as Australia, China, India, and Japan, among others are also expected to augment the region’s growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global industry is fairly competitive. The key players are involved in new solution launches, software, and hardware innovations, acquisitions, and partnerships to gain a competitive edge over each other. For instance, in January 2022, Dentsply Sirona announced its partnership with the University of Toulouse in France, to introduce the company’s simulation units as preclinical laboratory equipment. Such activities are expected to support the growth of the overall market. Some of the prominent players in the global dental simulator market include:

  • Dentsply Sirona

  • Nissin Dental Products Inc.

  • KaVo Dental

  • HRV Simulation

  • Navadha Enterprises


  • Image Navigation

  • Tangshan UMG Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.

  • Dental Art S.p.A.

  • 3Shape A/S

Dental Simulator Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 340.04 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 699.5 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 9.44% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Component, application, end-use, region

Regions covered

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Italy; France; Spain; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

Dentsply Sirona; Nissin Dental Products Inc.; KaVo Dental; HRV Simulation; Navadha Enterprises.; VOXEL-MAN; Image Navigation; Tangshan UMG Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.; Dental Art S.p.A.; 3Shape A/S

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Global Dental Simulator Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental simulator market report based on component, application, end-use, and region:

Global Dental Simulator Market Segmentation

  • Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Hardware

    • Software

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Dental Training & Education

    • Treatment Planning

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Dental Schools

    • Hospitals & Clinics

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • MEA

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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