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

Pediatric Dental Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Primary, Permanent), By Disease Type (Dental Caries, Enamel Disorders), By Procedure, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-642-8
  • Number of Report Pages: 100
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2016 - 2019
  • Forecast Period: 2021 - 2028 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global pediatric dental market size was valued at USD 8.87 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2021 to 2028. The market growth can be attributed to the technological advancement in dental procedures. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the shutdown of dental clinics, thereby negatively impacting the market growth for pediatric dental. Few kids have a dental phobia that needs another option for effective and safe treatment in sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide is general anesthesia that is now used in pediatric dentistry. In pediatric dentistry, painless oral injections are used to improve the patient experience. The tools and methods are used to reduce the amount of pain and help ease dental anxiety in kids. This method allows procedures more quickly and with better patient compliance. This factor is anticipated to drive the market.

U.S. pediatric dental market size, by type, 2018 - 2028 (USD Billion)

The COVID-19 pandemic led dentists to limit themselves to operate on urgent treatments and pain management due to the shutdown of dental offices. The patients themselves avoided checkups to stay away from novel coronavirus infections.

A minimally invasive procedure is preferred by many patients due to its benefits. The chemicals such as varnish, fluoride, CariVu, dental sealants, and digital x-rays can either intervene before restorative treatment or prevent dental issues altogether. The shift towards preventative care is one of the most notable trends in pediatric dentistry.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the number of pediatric dentists in the U.S. is expected to increase by above 60% within the next decade. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) report states the total number of pediatric practicing dentists in the country has approximately doubled to 8,033 in 2018 from 4,213 in 2001. The growing number of pediatric dentists is anticipated to boost the market growth.

Type Insights

The primary teeth segment held the largest share of more than 50.0% in 2020. Malocclusion is a dental problem that is increasing globally. Pulpal, dental trauma, dental caries, periapical lesions, oral habits, and abnormality of development are the most common dental disorders that are seen in children that are strongly related to malocclusion. The treatment and diagnosis of the disorder are anticipated to boost the segment growth.

Dental trauma is one of the common issues in young children with primary teeth. This is mainly due to the increased physical mobility while learning to run and walk. The mandibular primary teeth are comparatively less prone to traumatic injury whereas anterior maxillary primary teeth are most susceptible to trauma. Luxation, avulsion, and crown fracture are common types of primary tooth injury recorded. The growing dental trauma issue is expected to propel the segment growth.

Disease Type Insights

The dental caries segment dominated the market in 2020 with a revenue share of more than 35.0%. This can be attributed to the increasing number of dental disorders. Dental caries in primary teeth include infections, chronic pain, and other morbidities. Early childhood caries have a major impact on the quality of life of children. The presence of one or more decayed, filled, or missing surfaces in any primary tooth of a child under the age of 6 years is likely to have dental caries. To avoid an unhealthy lifestyle, the treatment is to be performed on a regular basis that is anticipated to grow the segment in the years to come.

For children that are at high risk of dental caries, dentists prefer to apply patients’ teeth with dietary fluoride supplements and fluoride varnish to take preventive measures. The fluoride supplements should be taken appropriately as suggested by dental professionals. Early childhood caries is a sugar-driven, dynamic, multifactorial, and bacterial-mediated form of caries that results in phasic remineralization and demineralization of dental hard tissues. The treatment of early childhood caries (ECC) is anticipated to boost the growth of the market.

Procedure Insights

The dental cleaning (prophylaxis) segment dominated the market in 2020 with a share of more than 30.0%. This can be attributed to the increasing number of dental treatment procedures in dental clinics and hospitals. The prophylaxis removes plaque buildup that cannot be removed by brushing. The teeth should be cleaned every 8-16 weeks. This increases the demand for teeth cleaning if it is not possible for the patients themselves. This is anticipated to propel the segment growth.

Global pediatric dental market share, by procedure, 2020 (%)

Full mouth debridement needs to be performed professionally once a year as heavy tartar is built. The procedure is performed with hand tools and a micro-ultrasonic scaler. Tooth cleaning techniques include prophylaxis, gingival bacterial reduction, site-specific laser therapy, periodontal maintenance, and full mouth debridement. A growing number of oral health conditions leads to the high demand for dental cleaning procedures, thus anticipated to boost the growth of the dental cleaning segment.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2020 with a revenue share of more than 35.0%. The market growth is attributed to the large patient pool that leads to the high demand for dental procedures and improved healthcare facilities in countries, like the U.S. and Canada. As per Richmond Dental & Medical, there are 196,000 dentists in the U.S. The growing number of dental professionals is anticipated to drive the demand for dental procedures.

Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing regional market over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the investment by the leading players to improve the healthcare infrastructure in developing countries, such as China and India. Furthermore, the rising number of oral health disorders is likely to propel the regional market growth in the years to come.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is highly competitive and marked by the presence of many domestic as well as international players. Various initiatives by the major market players like mergers, new product development, and acquisitions are expected to propel the market growth. For instance, in June 2021, Spark Clear Aligner System received FDA clearance for younger patients. This approval is anticipated to increase the revenue of the company. Some prominent players in the global pediatric dental market include:

  • 3M

  • Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC (Subsidiary of Cantel Medical)

  • Kinder Krowns

  • Figaro Crowns, Inc.

  • Acero Crowns

  • Sprig Oral Health Technologies, Inc.

  • Edelweiss Dentistry Products GmbH

  • SML

  • Cheng Crowns

  • Dentsply Sirona

Pediatric Dental Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2021

USD 9.70 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 14.13 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.5% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Type, disease type, procedure, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

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

Key companies profiled

3M; Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC; Kinder Krowns; Figaro Crowns Inc.; Acero Crowns; Sprig Oral Health Technologies, Inc.; Edelweiss Dentistry Products; SML; Cheng Crowns; Dentsply Sirona

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For the purpose of this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global pediatric dental market report on the basis of type, disease type, procedure, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2028)

    • Primary

    • Permanent

  • Disease Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2028)

    • Dental Caries

    • Enamel Disorders

    • Others 

  • Procedure Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2028)

    • Pulpotomies

    • Stainless Steel Crowns (SSCs)

    • Tooth Colored Fillings

    • Dental Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

      • Chile

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Iran

      • Israel

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