Dental loupe is an important tool for dentists for complex dental surgical and treatment needs. Dental loupes provide detailed view of the treatment area as it helps the dentist to look even minute area of operation site, which is not visible by naked eye. Dental loupes ensure optimum performance, working distance, and field of vision. Dental loupes are available in smaller, lighter. Dental loupes help dentists, hygienists, and dental therapists to devise accurate diagnosis of oral conditions and improve surgical precision. In addition, loupes can improve the dentist’s posture, which helps to decrease occupational strain. On the other hand, surgeons in various specialties commonly use loupes while doing surgeries. They are most commonly used in otolaryngology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, cardiac surgery, and orthopedic surgery.
Surgical and Dental Loupes Market - Drivers
The surgical and dental loupes market growth is driven by increasing prevalence of dental problems. According to FDI World Dental Federation’s Oral Health Atlas Published in 2015, oral disease affects around 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay, which impacts around 44% of world’s population. Moreover, 90% of tooth decay cases require endodontic procedures that involves surgical procedure to save the natural tooth. Rising incidence of musculoskeletal disorders related to dental anatomy and increasing utilization of restorative dentistry and endodontic practices by the utilization of dental loupes drives growth of the surgical and dental loupes market. In addition, increasing dental insurance coverage and rising number of dental procedures drives growth of the surgical and dental loupes market.
Moreover, manufacturers and researchers are entering into partnerships, which include the agreement that allow dentists to improve patient care. For instance, in June 2013, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc. and Henry Schein Dental announced their distribution partnership in the U.S. for ZEISS EyeMag dental loupes. This partnership facilitates the U.S. dentists to easily incorporate practice premium dental loupes for improved patient care. According to the World Health Organization’s Oral Health factsheet in 2018, the world prevalence of traumatic dental injuries in the arrangement of teeth in a particular individual is around 20%. Oral dental trauma can be caused by oral and environmental factors (unsafe playgrounds and schools).
Geriatric population with dental problems is another major factor driving growth of the market, as they face oral health issues such as shrinkage of gums with age, leading to tooth decay or infection, loss of teeth, and poor fitting dentures. According to WHO oral health factsheet 2012, around 30% of people aged 65–74 years have no natural teeth and burden is expected to increase in the near future.
Moreover, in November 2016, Orascoptic, a leader in superior vision solutions for dental and medical professionals, launched HDL 2.5 Micro- a 2.5x magnification power Galilean loupe with high definition resolution and substantial field of view.
However, the extended adjustment period during dental surgeries is expected to restrain growth of surgical and dental loupes market over the forecast period. Also the surgical microscope outpacing dental loupes with better technology and ergonomics will also hamper the growth of surgical and dental loupes market.
Surgical and dental loupes Market - Regional Insights
The surgical and dental loupes market is projected to grow constantly during the forecast period, owing to surge in the acceptance of advanced surgical and dental loupes in dental practice, mainly in developed nations. On the basis of region, the global surgical and dental loupes market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. North America holds dominant position in the global surgical and dental loupes market, owing to rising healthcare expenditure, technological advancements, and increasing incidence of dental disorders in the region. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, over 1 in 4 or 27% adults in the U.S. had untreated tooth decay. Moreover, at the 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting in the U.S., Orascoptic launched RDH Elite loupe, which is designed with a singular focus on dental hygiene.
Asia Pacific is witnessing growth in the surgical and dental loupes market, owing to rising number of dental clinics in India.
Surgical and Dental Loupes Market - Competitive Landscape
Some of the key players operating in the global surgical and dental loupes market include Univet Optical Technologies, L.A. Lens, Rose Micro Solutions, Ergonoptix, Designs For Vision, PeriOptix, Enova Illumination, SheerVision Incorporated, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Orascoptic, and SurgiTel.
Surgical and Dental Loupes Market - Market Taxonomy
On the basis of product type, the global surgical and dental loupes market is segmented into:
- Front-lens-mounted Loupe
- Galilean Loupe
- Prismatic Loupe
- Flip Up Loupe
On the basis of end user, the global surgical and dental loupes market is segmented into:
- Dental Clinics
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
On the basis of region, the global surgical and dental loupes market is segmented into:
- North America
- Latin America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East