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  • Published In : Jun 2024
  • Code : CMI7082
  • Pages :171
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  • Industry : Medical Devices

Market Size and Trends

Global dental service market is estimated to be valued at USD 460.1 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 640.2 Bn by 2031, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% from 2024 to 2031.

Dental Service Market Key Factors

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Advancements in dental technology and increased awareness about oral hygiene can drive the market growth. Furthermore, rising incidence of dental diseases and growing medical tourism for dental treatments are can boost demand for dental services. The advent of new aesthetic & cosmetic dentistry procedures can also drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Increasing prevalence of dental diseases

Increasing prevalence of dental diseases can drive the global dental service market growth. With changing lifestyles and diet patterns, there has been increase in diseases related to oral health in the recent few years. Poor nutrition and excessive consumption of sugar and carbohydrate rich foods has led to higher incidence of dental caries or cavities among both children and adults alike across the world. According to data from World Health Organization (WHO),  around 3.5 billion people suffered from caries of permanent teeth in 2020, with highest prevalence among Asian and Latin American countries. Furthermore, as per the same source above, severe periodontal or gum disease affects around 10-15% of adults aged between middle age to older age globally. With more people experiencing dental issues at younger age, there has been huge demand for advanced dental treatment and preventive services.  Dental clinics and hospitals are focusing on providing wide range of services from routine dental cleaning, checkups, dental X-rays to major restorative procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges and dental implants. Advanced technologies like CAD/CAM systems for dental prosthetics, 3D CT scanning and cone-beam imaging, laser dentistry and intra-oral cameras are being increasingly adopted by dental practitioners to offer enhanced patient experience and better treatment outcomes. Growing cosmetic dentistry market has also boosted the revenue for dental service providers. More individuals are opting for aesthetic procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, bonding to improve physical appearance. For instance, in November 2022, according to the report published by World Health Organization, nearly half of the world's population or 3.5 billion people suffers from oral diseases such as tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancers. This staggering burden has increased by 1 billion cases over the past 30 years, with the majority of affected individuals residing in low- and middle-income countries. The report underscores significant inequalities in access to oral health services. WHO urges global action to improve preventive measures and ensure equitable access to oral health care for all.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Dental Service Market Concentration By Players

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Adoption of emerging technologies

Technology has brought exciting developments in dental industry, from upgraded instruments to advanced materials. Dentists are levering digital solutions for precise diagnosis, customized treatment planning, and streamlined workflows. Cone Beam Computed Tomography or 3D CBCT imaging allows examination of complex cases in three dimensions without need for multiple appointments. Computer-Aided Design or CAD techniques and 3D printing enable creation of accurate models and personalized restorations in-office to reduce turnaround times. Digitization has increased access to virtual dental care also through tele-dentistry especially for people in remote areas or those needing periodic check-ups across borders. Wider usage of laser dentistry, intra-oral cameras, imaging software and CAD/CAM setups in prosthodontics and implant planning have elevated quality of dental services. Furthermore, laser dentistry facilitates painless procedures like cavity detection and gum treatments. Such cutting-edge technologies provide minimally invasive treatments in short time as compared to manual approaches. 

 Key Takeaways from Analyst:

Rising prevalence of dental diseases and increasing demand for quality dental care can drive more patients to seek dental treatments. Growing focus on dental aesthetics can boost demand for cosmetic dental procedures. Meanwhile, rapidly growing geriatric population who are more susceptible to dental issues can also drive the market growth.

The high cost of dental services can hamper the market growth. Lack of coverage for dental services in insurance plans can also hamper the market growth. Increasing penetration in emerging nations can offer opportunities for the market players. Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing regional market, owing to growing medical tourism along with rising expenditure on healthcare.

Within Asia Pacific, countries like China and India offer immense scope for market players due to their huge population base and increasing disposable incomes. North America dominates the market due to advanced dental infrastructure and availability of skilled professionals.

Market Challenges: High cost of dental services

The high cost of dental services can hamper the global dental service market growth. Dental treatment procedures such as dental crowns, root canals, implants and bridges are often very expensive. This high cost is due to the specialists involved, sophisticated equipment and infrastructure required as well as biomaterials used in various restorative procedures. For example, according to the data published by World Health Organization in 2022, in many low- and middle-income countries, the average cost of a basic dental filling ranges from US$ 50 to US$ 150 whereas a dental crown can cost anywhere between US$ 500 to US$ 1500, depending on the type of material used. Such high costs are unaffordable for a large section of population not only in developing nations but also in developed economies where a significant number of people do not have adequate dental insurance coverage.

Market Opportunities: Teledentistry

Teledentistry offers a great opportunity for the global dental service market growth. Teledentistry refers to the use of telehealth technologies to provide dental care services remotely. With the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting the importance of telehealth, teledentistry is well-positioned for significant growth as it allows   the continuity of dental care while maintaining social distancing. Teledentistry enables dentists to diagnose, recommend treatment options, and prescribe medications for patients without requiring an in-person visit through the use of audio and visual communication technologies. This reduces burden on dental clinics and allows patients, especially those in remote and underserved areas, to access dental experts virtually.

Dental Service Market By Service

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Insights, By Service: Rising Patient Demand for Aesthetics and Functionality

In terms of service, dental implants segment is estimated to contribute the highest market share of  20.1% in 2024, owing to growing patient demand for aesthetically pleasing and functional tooth replacements. Dental implants have emerged as a preferred solution as compared to other prosthetic options like bridges or dentures as these integrate naturally with the bone and gum tissues for a realistic look and feel. Many patients now view missing teeth not just as a dental problem but also a deterrent to their self-confidence and social interactions. Dental implants offer superior retention and stability over loose-fitting dentures, thus, preventing embarrassing slips or clicks during eating, speaking or smiling. These have a low failure rate when placed by experienced dentists using modern techniques and biomaterials. With dental implants, patients can eat whatever they want without worrying about loose or ill-fitting replacements. Their natural appearance and feel allows patients to regain their original functions without compromising aesthetics. Societal attitudes towards physical appearance and oral health can boost demand for dental implants. The market is witnessing higher patient volumes from the growing middle and upper-middle income demographics with greater discretionary spending and awareness. More integrated healthcare coverage and financing options are further improving access and affordability of premium dental treatments. Self-consciousness about one's smile is no longer acceptable given norms around physical attractiveness and youthfulness.

Insights By End User: Growing Number of Dental Procedure Volumes

In terms of end user, dental clinics segment is estimated to contribute the highest market share of 60.12% in 2024, owing to growing number of dental treatment volumes being performed on an outpatient basis. The shift towards dental clinics rather than hospitals is driven by factors like rising self-pay opportunities, changing reimbursement models, and convenience of scheduling routine care outside the hospital setting. Dental clinics are more focused on providing general or specialty dental services on an outpatient basis for procedures like teeth cleaning, fillings, crown & bridge work, root canals, and routine check-ups. These offer targeted treatment solutions without the additional infrastructure and operational costs associated with hospitals. Clinics can deliver high quality routine care more affordably due to streamlined overheads and billing procedures focused on out-of-pocket payers rather than insurers. In many countries, dental insurance penetration remains relatively low with patients electing to self-pay for regular dental visits and procedures. Even in regions with higher dental coverage, benefit plans are shifting away from broader hospitalization payments towards more targeted networks of dental clinics and specialists. The convenience of booking flexible non-emergency treatment appointments at a local dental office rather than coordinating with a hospital schedule is driving increased patronage of clinics.

Regional Insights

Dental Service Market Regional Insights

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North America dominates the dental service market with an estimated market share of 40.2% in 2024. The U.S. accounts for the bulk of the market, with a highly advanced dental care system and widespread availability of private dental insurance. Americans on average spend more on dental care than citizens of other developed nations. The dental technology available in the region is also among the most advanced worldwide.  Companies in this region invest heavily in R&D to develop new prosthetics, implants, cosmetic dentistry tools and other technologies. North American dental industry has a large skilled workforce pool, supported by top universities that offer specialized dental programs. This enhances the region's competitiveness in delivering complex, multispecialty dental treatments. Regulatory approval processes are also streamlined in North America, allowing for faster adoption of latest innovations in the market.

Asia Pacific is poised to witness fastest growth  in the near future. The emerging middle-class populations in China and India represent huge untapped markets potential. Unlike established Western nations, dental insurance penetration remains quite low currently across Asia. However, rapid economic development and rising disposable income is enabling more individuals to regularly visit private dental clinics and allocate greater spend on oral healthcare for preventive and aesthetic purposes. Various countries in Southeast Asia like Thailand and Malaysia have also emerged as major destinations for dental tourism, catering to international patients seeking premium dental treatments at competitive costs. The regional dental service industry is supported by significant exports from Japan, known globally for its high-quality dental equipment manufacturing prowess. Asia Pacific's large population scale and growing middle class affluence makes it the future growth engine for the international dental sector.

Market Report Scope

Dental Service Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 460.1 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 to 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 to 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 4.8% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 640.2 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Service: Dental Implants, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Dentures, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Others
  • By End User: Hospitals and Dental Clinics 
Companies covered:

Aspen Dental Management Inc., Pacific Dental Services, InterDent, Inc., Smile Brands Inc., American Dental Partners, Inc., Dental Care Alliance, LLC, Western Dental Services, Inc., Great Expressions Dental Centers, Gentle Dental of New England, Coast Dental, Southern Dental Alliance, MyDentist, Abano Healthcare Group, 1300SMILES, HealthPartners Dental Clinic, Q & M Dental Group, Apollo White Dental, Axis Dental

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing prevalence of dental diseases
  • Adoption of emerging technologies 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost of dental services
  • Shortage of dental professionals

Key Developments

  • In April 2024, Dr. Donian Shen, a leading implant dentist in Mountain View, S., introduced Smile By Design, a premier dental practice offering cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services. The practice specializes in restoring missing teeth through dental implants and improving smile aesthetics with porcelain veneers.
  • In December 2023, Pacific Dental Services, a prominent dental and medical support organization in the U.S., announced the opening of Culver Smiles Dentistry in partnership with MemorialCare, a healthcare system in the U.S. This marks a significant milestone as the inaugural co-located dental-medical practice, uniting a national dental support organization with a regional healthcare leader.
  • UptimeHealth completed the acquisition of Dental Whale, a leading provider of dental practice solutions and education across North America. This acquisition encompasses Dental Whale's subsidiaries, including Dental Fix, Florida Dental Repair, and Front Office Rocks. The strategic move signifies the debut of UptimeServices, a newly formed subsidiary focused on advancing service solutions within the healthcare and dental industries, as announced in a press release by UptimeHealth.

*Definition: Global dental service market consists of dental practices, clinics and hospitals that offer a range of diagnostic, preventive, restorative, cosmetic and surgical services to patients for various dental health conditions. This market caters to both general dental care needs as well as specialized dental needs. It involves services related to dental exams, cleaning, filling cavities, root canals, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, extractions, orthodontics and other advanced cosmetic procedures.

Market Segmentation

  • Service Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Dental Implants
    • Orthodontics
    • Periodontics
    • Endodontics
    • Cosmetic Dentistry
    • Laser Dentistry
    • Dentures
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Others
  •  End User Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Hospitals
    • Dental Clinics
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • GCC
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • South Africa
      • North Africa
      • Central Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • Aspen Dental Management Inc.
    • Pacific Dental Services
    • InterDent, Inc.
    • Smile Brands Inc.
    • American Dental Partners, Inc.
    • Dental Care Alliance, LLC
    • Western Dental Services, Inc.
    • Great Expressions Dental Centers
    • Gentle Dental of New England
    • Coast Dental
    • Southern Dental Alliance
    • MyDentist
    • Abano Healthcare Group
    • 1300SMILES
    • HealthPartners Dental Clinic
    • Q & M Dental Group
    • Apollo White Dental
    • Axis Dental

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of global dental service market is projected to be 4.8% from 2024 to 2031.

Increasing prevalence of dental diseases and adoption of merging technologies are the major factors driving the growth of global dental service market.

High cost of dental services and shortage of dental professionals are the major factors hampering the growth of global dental service market.

In terms of service, dental implants segment is estimated to dominate the market in 2024.

Aspen Dental Management Inc., Pacific Dental Services, InterDent, Inc., Smile Brands Inc., American Dental Partners, Inc., Dental Care Alliance, LLC, Western Dental Services, Inc., Great Expressions Dental Centers, Gentle Dental of New England, Coast Dental, Southern Dental Alliance, MyDentist, Abano Healthcare Group, 1300SMILES, HealthPartners Dental Clinic, Q & M Dental Group, Apollo White Dental, Axis Dental are the major players.

North America is expected to lead the global dental service market.

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