Dental equipment are tools that are used in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of various oral diseases. Dental instruments are used by the dentist and staff during a dental procedure. There are different dental instruments used by oral health care professionals for carrying out different therapeutic procedures. Due to increased dental diseases and their treatment, increased demand for cosmetic dentistry, and advancement in technology, the demand for dental equipment is expected to grow over the coming years.
The North America dental equipment market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3,196.6 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Figure 1. North America Dental Equipment Market Share (%) in Terms of Value, by Equipment, 2021
Increasing prevalence of oral health issues is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
An increase in prevalence of oral diseases such as tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and others is expected to drive the North America dental equipment market growth over the forecast period. For instance, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half (46%) of adults aged 30 years or above show signs or symptoms of gum disease, whereas severe gum disease affects almost 9% of adults in the U.S.
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 3,196.6 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||5.0%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 4,483.5 Mn|
Carestream Health, Inc., Biolase, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Dentsply Sirona, Inc., Institut Straumann AG, 3M, Henry Schein, Inc., PLANMECA OY, Patterson Companies, Inc., and A-dec Inc.
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Figure 2. North America Dental Equipment Market Share (%), by End User, 2021
Increasing use of advanced technologies for dental equipment is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
Increased use of technologies in recent years such as intra-oral cameras, lasers, digital radiography, electrically operated dental chairs, and CAD/CAM systems is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
For instance, in July 2021, Carestream Dental, a company providing industry-leading digital imaging, software, and practice management solutions for dental practitioners across the world, launched CS 3800, a new intraoral scanner. The CS 3800 is a reliable wireless scanner and one of the lightest, and compact scanners in the market. CS 3800 is designed in collaboration with Studio F. A. Porsche, a premium design agency. It is slim, and due to its cordless design, it is easier to hold and gives users a comfortable scanning experience.
North America Dental Equipment Market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization declared it as a public health emergency, on January 30, 2020.
COVID-19 can affect the economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating disruptions in distribution channels, and through its financial impact on firms and financial markets.
Furthermore, the decrease in patients visiting dental clinics is a major challenge faced during the pandemic. For instance, according to the report published by the American Dental Association (ADA), in April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the dental care industry in the U.S. Over three-fourths of dental practices in the U.S. saw only emergency patients, and another 18% of the dental practices were completely stopped. Moreover, according to the same source, there was a 66% reduction in the U.S. dental spending in 2020, compared to pre-pandemic projections, which could lead to a 32% reduction in dental spending in 2021.
North America Dental Equipment Market: Restraint
The major factors that hinder growth of the North America dental equipment market include high treatment cost and lack of reimbursement for dental procedures.
Major players operating in the North America dental equipment market include Carestream Health, Inc., Biolase, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Dentsply Sirona, Inc., Institut Straumann AG, 3M, Henry Schein, Inc., PLANMECA OY, Patterson Companies, Inc., and A-dec Inc.
Oral diseases are a major public health problem in today’s era. For instance, according to an article published in ‘Journal of Dental Research’, in 2017, the most common oral health condition is untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth. Some of the common oral health issues include periodontal diseases, dental caries (tooth decay), oral cancers, cleft lip and palate, oral manifestations of HIV, oro-dental trauma, and noma (severe gangrenous disease starting in the mouth, mostly affecting children). Most oral health issues can be prevented and treated during their early stages. The dental equipment industry is one of the fastest growing areas for technicians and biomedical engineers. Dental equipment is a tool used by dental professionals to identify and treat various dental conditions. These tools are used to diagnose, examine, manipulate, and treat surrounding oral structures.
The increasing launches of new dental tools and equipment are expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. For instance, LINK Product Development, a product design firm in Denver, and The Quick Company, a technology company, announced the launch of Microtray Universal, in Octob LINK in collaboration with The Quick Company and a Denver-based dentist. A Microtray is a small, molded plastic tray that attaches to surgical gloves and allows dentists and dental assistants quick and easy access to routinely used materials and disposables during different dental procedures. It is the first product of its type in the area of dentistry.
Moreover, major players in the North America dental consumables market are focused on launching new products to expand their product portfolio, which is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in October 2019, Heraeus Kulzer Inc., one of the world’s leading dental companies, launched Delara, a new tooth line.
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