GVR Report cover U.S. Dental Chains Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Dental Chains Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report And Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-959-0
  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The U.S. dental chains market size was valued at USD 135.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% from 2022 to 2030. The rising demand for dental services offered by dental professionals including the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental issues is contributing to the establishment of structured dental chains. Moreover, increased incidence of the disease and other periodontal ailments, technological innovations in dentistry, and growing preference for aesthetic and laser dentistry are some of the other factors propelling the market expansion.

U.S. dental chains market size, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

The growing geriatric population and its demand for preventive and restorative dental care are responsible for the growing demand for dental services. According to the U.S. Census, the population of U.S. people aged 65 and more is predicted to reach 98 million by 2060, accounting for 24% of the total population. Furthermore, as per the American Cancer Society, around 35,000 cases of throat, tongue, and, mouth cancers are identified in the U.S. each year, with the average age of those diagnosed being above 60 years. In April 2021, Mills Administration, in collaboration with Northeast Delta Dental, established the Maine Veterans' Dental Network. It was formally started in May 2021 and provides services to Maine's veterans who could not otherwise afford them.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the U.S. dental industry. Due to the severe imposition of stringent social distance guidelines, dental practices were closed in many states. In March 2020, The New York Times named dentistry as one of the greatest risk professions and environments for the transmission of coronavirus. A large proportion of dental team members were laid off or had their hours drastically reduced in 2020. This resulted in instability in the dental care field. However, the Covid-19 pandemic initiated telehealth adoption in the medical and dentistry fields in the U.S.

Teledentistry, for instance, has proven to be especially beneficial for remote consultations with patients suffering from severe COVID-19 ailments and those who are under quarantine. This trend is likely to continue in the future for follow-up advice and assessment. For instance, Pacific dental Services used a teledentistry program to enable patients with issues or concerns to communicate with their local dentist during the time of business disruption. This was made feasible by access to a reliable IT infrastructure and personnel. Using existing platforms, the IT team changed the platform to function as a teledentistry system, allowing supported offices to provide teledentistry services.

Furthermore, advancements in dental procedures such as 3D printing, CAD/CAM technology, and laser dentistry have contributed to the growth of the dental care market. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, the cheap cost and accurate workflow of additive 3D printing can increase precision and accuracy in clinical dentistry for both academic and private offices. Previously, dental clinics had to hire a third party to complete several applications. Many clinics may now manage their 3D printing needs in-house or through less expensive channels.

The dental items that may be 3D printed are dental crown substructures, dental models, surgical guides, and dentures clear teeth aligners. In February 2022, Formlabs, a resin-based 3D printer manufacturing company, partnered with Medit, a dental 3D scanner supplier, to make chairside 3D printing more widely available to dental practices.

Moreover, dental chains are now a common dental care option for many low-income families in the U.S. owing to advancements in dentistry. It has been able to reduce costs by combining dental practices. For instance, the Affordable Care Act, which accelerated registration in state Medicaid programs, particularly among adults, has contributed to the recent massive rise in Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) across the U.S. Although in many states every child in the U.S. who is eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has access to a dental benefit.

The growing prominence of dental support groups is playing a significant role in changing the dental care delivery model. The expansion of numerous dental support groups has greatly aided in-house dental services. According to the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute, the three leading states adopting this DSO practice model are Texas (19.5%), Arizona (19.5%), and Nevada (24.7%). The pattern is strongest in the South with five states, the upper Midwest with four states, and the Southwest when examining the 13 states with DSO involvement was above the national average of 10.4%. The Northeast has no states that are above the national average, while the Northwest has just one (Oregon).

Dental support organizations engage in contracts with dental service providers and provide management services to deliver non-clinical dental services to customers. As per the American Dental Association, around 16% of dentists in the U.S. collaborated with dental support groups in 2017. Moreover, in 2017, 7.4% of all practicing dentists were members of a DSO. This figure rose to over 10% in 2020, a 40% rise. For instance, Heartland Dental is the biggest DSO in the U.S., with over 1,000 connected facilities. According to a recent study of dental professionals, 7% of dentists are considering joining a DSO or combining their practices as a result of the pandemic.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The major businesses are focusing on strategies like mergers and acquisitions, geographical expansion, and the introduction of innovative products. In February 2022, Smile Brands announced a new affiliation with G's Dental Studio in Cedar Park and Leander, Texas to assist G's Dental Studio in improving its buying power and streamlining its administrative support with services such as payroll, purchasing, and accounting. In February 2022, Weave's customer communication platform has been integrated at all of Dental Care Alliance's sites across the country.

In January 2022, Pacific Dental Services enlarged its cooperation with Envista to include the dental supplies firm Spark Clear Aligner System. Earlier, these two firms collaborated to expand imaging and implant capabilities at Pacific Dental Services' supported offices across the country. Pacific Dental Services began using Envista's DTX Studio Clinic software platform in January. Some prominent players in the U.S. dental chains market include:

  • Heartland Dental

  • Smile Brands

  • Western Dental

  • Pacific Dental Services

  • Dental Care Alliance

  • Onsite Dental, LLC

  • Affordable Care, LLC

  • Great Expressions Dental Centers

  • Mortenson Family Dental, Inc.

  • North American Dental Management, LLC (New Hampshire Company Directory)

  • Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

  • InterDent


  • Mid-Atlantic Dental Service Holdings LLC 

U.S. Dental Chains Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 150.0 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 259.6 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.1% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors & trends

Country scope


Key Companies Profiled

Heartland Dental; Smile Brands; Western Dental; Pacific Dental Services; Dental Care Alliance; Onsite Dental, LLC; Affordable Care, LLC; Great Expressions Dental Centers; Mortenson Family Dental, Inc.; North American Dental Management, LLC (New Hampshire Company Directory); Aspen Dental Management, Inc.; InterDent; MB2 DENTAL; Mid-Atlantic Dental Service Holdings LLC

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U.S. Dental Chains Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. dental chains market report based on country:

  • Country Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • U.S.

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