The global dental air polishing unit market is estimated to be valued at US$ 587.8 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period (2023-2030).
Analysts’ Views on the Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market:
Increasing number of dental diseases and disorders are expected to boost the growth of the global dental air polishing unit market over the forecast period. For instance, according to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health, on May 10, 2023, periodontal diseases were prevalent both in developed and developing countries and affected about 20-50% of the global population in 2020.
Figure 1. Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market Share (%), by Product Type, 2023
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market - Driver
Increasing prevalence of dental problems
Rising dental problems among the population is expected to drive the global dental air polishing unit market growth over the forecast period. A Global Oral Health Status Report published in November 2022 by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that almost half of the world’s population (45% or 3.5 billion people) suffered from oral diseases, with three out of every four affected people living in low- and middle-income countries. The report also stated that the global cases of oral diseases had increased by 1 billion over the last 30 years.
Increasing product launches by key players
Increasing product launches by key market players are expected to drive the global dental air polishing unit market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in August 2020, KaVo Dental, a dental equipment manufacturer group, launched a fully upgraded version of PROPHYflex 4 portable dental air polishing device for stain removal, bacterial plaque removal, and enamel cleaning, which can be used for supra and sub gingival areas.
Figure 2. Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market Share (%), by Region, 2023
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market - Regional Analysis
Among regions, North America is estimated to hold a dominant position in the global dental air polishing unit market over the forecast period. This is due to the increasing number of new product launches in the region. For instance, in June 2022, A-dec Inc, a dental office furniture and equipment manufacturer based in the U.S., launched new technology platform is A-dec+, an updatable software platform that supports the doctor and the dental practice, as well as their A-dec equipment, with a new level of connection with patients reaching out for their dental concerns.
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease spread to over 100 countries across the globe, and the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency on January 30, 2020.
COVID-19 affected the economy in three main ways: by directly affecting the production and demand of drugs, by creating disruptions in distribution channels, and through its financial impact on firms and financial markets. Due to nationwide lockdowns, several countries, such as China, India, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt, and others, are facing problems with the transportation of drugs from one place to another.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a decrease in the growth of the global dental air polishing unit market. According to the new regulations imposed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national public health agency of the U.S., on August 28, 2020, patients who only required urgent dental procedure were allowed for the treatment in dental clinics. These patients were counselled through teledentistry, followed by testing for COVID-19. Moreover, CDC also updated the rules and regulations required for dental clinic setup during the COVID-19 pandemic, where ventilation, social distancing, and sterilization of equipment as well as the clinic were some of the important points highlighted, in order to prevent the dentist as well as the patients from getting infected with coronavirus infection.
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market Segmentation:
The global dental air polishing unit market report is segmented into product type, application, end user, and region.
By product type, the msarket is segmented into table top air polishing unit and hand held air polishing unit. Out of which, the table top air polishing unit segment is expected to hold a dominant position in the global dental air polishing unit market during the forecast period, and this is attributed to them being designed to be quick and efficient, allowing dental professionals to complete the cleaning process in less time compared to traditional methods.
By application, the market is segmented into periodontitis, whitening, cleaning, and others. Out of which, the non-invasive segment is expected to hold a dominant position in the global dental air polishing unit market during the forecast period, and this is attributed to the aesthetic appeal of the procedure.
By end user, the market is segmented into hospitals, dental clinics, and others. Out of which, the dental clinics segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period, and this is attributed to the availability of air polishing units in a dentist’s clinic.
By region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. Out of which, the North America segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period, and this is attributed to the increasing product launches in the region.
Among all the segmentations, the product type segment has the highest potential due to the increasing product approvals across the world over the forecast period. For instance, in October 2022, Desktop Health, a healthcare business within Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) committed to developing 3D printing solutions for personalized medicine, announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of SmileGuard resin, a light-curable biocompatible material for the fabrication of strong and flexible bite splints and other orthodontic and dental appliances. Smileguard enables dentists to easily print, process, polish, and place the dental implants.
Dental Air Polishing Unit Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2023:||US$ 587.8 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2021||Forecast Period:||2023 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||4.4%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 794.8 Mn|
KaVoDental, Del dent LTD, NSK Ltd., W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH, Dentsply Sirona, EMS, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC, Acteon, Mectron s.p.a., LM-Instruments Oy, Micron Technology, Inc., and MK-dent
|Restraints & Challenges:||
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market Cross Sectional Analysis:
Among application, whitening is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period in the North America region. This is owing to the increasing research and development activities in the region. The American Chemical Society, a scientific society based in the U.S. that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry, through an article published in June 2022, promoted the research and development of next-generation nano particles as whitening agents in tooth whitening procedures.
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market: Key Developments
In August 2020, NSK Ltd., a comprehensive bearing manufacturer, collaborated with DCI Edge, a manufacturer of dental equipment, to expand its dental air polishing unit manufacturing
In June 2021, Dentsply Sirona, a manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies with a 134-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide, announced that it has acquired Propel Orthodontics, an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide seller of orthodontic devices
In September 2021, GPAINNOVA, a technology business group specializing in surface finishing solutions for metal parts, launched DLyte Desktop PRO, an ultra-compact dry electropolishing machine for dental laboratories
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market: Key Trends
Increasing product approvals are expected to propel the growth of the global dental air polishing unit market over the forecast period. On April 20, 2023, LuxCreo, Inc., a printing specialist in clear dental appliances, announced an U.S. FDA Class II 510(k) cleared end-to-end solution for orthodontists and dentists to produce same-day clear aligners and a suite of products across hardware, software, materials, and services. Among these products is LuxCreo’s Digital Polishing technology that helped doctors to avoid manual polishing of the patient’s teeth.
On February 2, 2023, Fresh Health, a company focused on natural healthcare, announced its new Proclaim Custom-Jet Oral Irrigator, a device that is designed for home care routines to reduce plaque accumulation. Proclaim utilizes intraoral scanning and 3D printing to craft a customized mouthpiece that contains up to 60 pressurized jets. Jets send precision pulsing water between the teeth and gum line, automating the irrigation system for patients at home.
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market: Restraint
Contraindication in pregnant women
Depending on the patient’s inflammation and the severity of their periodontal and/or peri-implant disease and associated risk of local complications (e.g. emphysema), the use of air-polishing devices for subgingival cleaning should be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and the treating dentist should be consulted.
This restrain can be overcome by being in constant touch and communication with the dentist, periodontist, or healthcare provider and, in the event of doubt, a different treatment option should be chosen.
Lack of awareness about oral hygiene
Lack of awareness among the general population on the importance of oral health, the need for regular dental checkups, and what impact it has on the overall health of an individual, can restrain the growth of the global dental air polishing market. According to data published on May 29, 2023, by the World Health Organization (WHO), there only exists one dentist for about 10,000 Indian patients. The report also suggested that over 95% of adults in India have dental caries, and over 50% of adults have periodontal disease.
This can be overcome by arranging seminars and workshops for healthcare professionals as well as for caregivers.
Global Dental Air Polishing Unit Market - Key Players
The major players operating in the global dental air polishing unit market include KaVo Dental, Deldent LTD, NSK Ltd., W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH, Dentsply Sirona, EMS, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC, Acteon, Mectron s.p.a., LM-Instruments Oy, Micron Technology, Inc., and MK-dent.
Dental air polishing unit is an alternate method for rubber cup polishing, which is used for removing stains from the surface of the teeth. Dental air polishers clean teeth by spraying air polishing powder’s slurry such as sodium bicarbonate, glycine, calcium sodium phosphosilicate, and calcium carbonate. According to the patient’s dental needs, different powders are used such as glycine powder is used for patient with sensitive teeth.
*Definition: Dental air polishers are used for reducing biofilm, plaque, and stains on teeth. The important advantage of dental air polishing unit over rubber cup polishing is that it reduces operator’s fatigue while cleaning. Clinicians when using an air polisher, without application of pressure, can clean the teeth in deep cavities and grooves of the teeth, which is not obtained by using rubber cup polishing.
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