The global dental sterilization market size was valued at USD 1.02 billion in 2017. It is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of dental conditions and widening base of dental care personnel are providing an upthrust to the market. Besides this, rising number of dental facilities and growing inclination towards cosmetic dentistry are estimated to stoke the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Favorable government initiatives such as Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP programs) are gradually reimbursing medical providers for fluoride varnish along with other preventive services. Around 35 state Medicaid programs are paying medical providers for dental services such as caretaker education, fluoride varnish application, and oral risk assessment and exam.
Increasing dental surgical procedures are likely to boost the growth of the market over the forecast period. Growing funding for research activities is encouraging technological developments in the field of infectious disease diagnosis. For instance, introduction of SoproLife camera, which comes with a fluorescent light and computer imaging to identify the severity of a cavity. This factor is poised to work in favor of the market. Moreover, advancements in dental services are also projected to propel the market in the coming years. People are becoming increasingly open to cosmetic dental procedures. This, along with continual innovations in the field and new product launches, is expected to enhance the demand for dental sterilization.
In the dentistry industry, it is of great importance to control infection effectively and in an efficient way to ensure patient safety. There are numerous programs to control infections that intend to increase awareness regarding sterilization & cleaning of devices along with instruments. Proper care should be taken by dentists regarding instruments used for surgical purposes in order to avoid any kind of infection. Closed cassette system is an effective method to sterilize, process, and organize instruments that are used in dentistry space.
On the basis of product, the market can be segmented into instruments and consumables and accessories. Based on instruments, the market is further fragmented into sterilization, cleaning and disinfectant, and packaging equipment. The sterilization equipment is again bifurcated into high-temperature sterilizers and low-temperature sterilizers.
Based on cleaning and disinfectant equipment, the market is classified into washer disinfectants and ultrasonic cleaners. The consumables and accessories segment is categorized into surface disinfectants, sterilization packaging accessories, instrument disinfectants, sterilization indicators, and lubrication and cleaning solutions.
Among cleaning and disinfectant equipment, the segment of washer disinfectants accounted for a larger share in the market owing to convenience offered, high rate of adoption, and efficacy in disinfection of complicated devices through its five-step procedure of flushing, washing, rinsing, thermal disinfection, and drying of used devices.
Based on end-use, the global dental sterilization market has been segmented into hospitals, dental clinics, and dental laboratories. The dental clinic segment is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR. The segment will continue to dominate the market through 2025. The growth of the segment can be attributed to increasing number of clinics and procedures performed in clinics.
The segment is followed by dental laboratories that manufacture various products such as bridges, crowns, and implants required for treating patients. Implants are one of the most advanced dental technologies in the field of dentistry. Increasing dental surgeries are triggering the growth of the dental laboratories segment.
Geographically, the market is divided into Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East and Africa (MEA). North America dominated the market in 2017. This can be attributed to the availability of advanced medical facilities, high awareness among individuals related to dental healthcare, and rising disposable income coupled with supportive reimbursements for several dental procedures.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to experience healthy growth during the forecast period. Emerging economies such as China and India are offering a wide range of opportunities to market players owing to increased number of clinics and hospitals. Besides, booming dental tourism and advancing dentistry are bolstering the growth of the regional market.
Some of the key companies operating in this industry are Hu-Friedy, Dentsply Sirona, Midmark, Matachana Group, W & H, Getinge, Nakanishi, Crosstex, and Scican. The market players are adopting strategies such as acquisition and new product launches to remain competitive in the market. For instance, Matachana introduced a product in its washing line segment, MAT LD, to strengthen its position as one of the leaders in the sector across the globe. Market players are also acquiring companies to expand their businesses.
Market size value in 2020
USD 1.23 billion
Revenue forecast in 2026
USD 1.91 billion
CAGR of 7.3% from 2018 to 2026
Base year for estimation
2014 - 2016
2018 - 2026
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2018 to 2026
Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends
Product, end use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; Japan; Mexico; Brazil; South Africa; Saudi Arabia
Key companies profiled
Hu-Friedy; Dentsply Sirona; Midmark; Matachana Group; W & H; Getinge; Nakanishi; Crosstex; Scican
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global dental sterilization market report on the basis of products, end-use, and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2026)
Low- temperature Sterilizers
Cleaning and Disinfectant Equipment
Consumables and Accessories
Sterilization Packaging Accessories
Lubrication and Cleaning Solutions
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2026)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2026)
Middle East & Africa
b. The global dental sterilization market size was estimated at USD 1.15 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 1.23 billion in 2020.
b. The global dental sterilization market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.3% from 2018 to 2026 to reach USD 1.91 billion by 2026.
b. North America dominated the dental sterilization market with a share of 40.2% in 2019. This is attributable to the availability of advanced medical facilities, high awareness among individuals related to dental healthcare, and rising disposable income coupled with supportive reimbursements for several dental procedures.
b. Some of the key companies operating in this industry are Hu-Friedy, Dentsply Sirona, Midmark, Matachana Group, W & H, Getinge, Nakanishi, Crosstex and Scican.
b. Key factors that are driving the market growth include the increasing prevalence of dental conditions and the widening base of dental care personnel.
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