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Dental Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4763925
  • Report
  • March 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 130 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • 3M
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  • Biolase Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation
  • GC Corporation
  • Ivoclar Vivadent AG
  • MORE
The dental equipment market was valued at USD 7,650 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 10,150 million in 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period, 2021-2026.

The current COVID-19 situation has decreased the number of visits to the hospitals and clinics for dental purposes, leading to a dampening of the demand for dental equipment. Dentsply Sirona reported that its net sales for the first quarter of 2020 were down by 7.6%, or 4.3% in organic terms, due to low patient volumes and elective procedures. In terms of revenue and net sales, this downfall trend was observed in several other companies as well in the market. However, this is expected to be a temporary downfall, and the market is expected to resume growth in the near future.

The growing prevalence of dental infections and other periodontal diseases, increasing demand for dental care facilities and dental surgical procedures, and rising dental care personnel, coupled with technological advancements, are some of the major factors propelling the growth of this market. For instance, as per the Global Burden of Disease Study in 2017, it was estimated that oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion people worldwide, with caries of permanent teeth being the most common condition. Globally, about 2.3 billion people suffer from caries of permanent teeth, and more than 530 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth. Owing to the increased prevalence of the disease, there have also been various technological innovations in the market. For instance, in June 2019, Southern Implants Pty launched the Innverta implant. It is based on body shift design and deep conical and external hex connections. It provides a chamber for bone growth, and the wider apical portion ensures the stability of the prosthetic teeth.

Furthermore, the government and other organizations are taking several initiatives to increase awareness among people about age-related dental disorders. The FDI Dental World Association, in 2015, initiated a project, “Oral Health for an Ageing Population (OHAP)”. The project aims to create awareness among people about the aging problems and promote research in oral health and the aging population. These initiatives by the government are expected to create awareness among the population and increase their inclination toward oral hygiene and dental procedures.

In addition, cosmetic dentistry is one of the emerging markets that is gaining popularity due to the increasing focus on dental tourism and rising preference for aesthetic and perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is likely to be one of the high demand segments in the future and is expected to witness lucrative growth opportunities during the forecast period. However, the increasing cost of dental surgeries and lack of access to medical reimbursement policies are expected to hinder the market growth.

Key Market Trends

The Prosthodontic Segment is Expected to Have a Significant Market Share

As prosthodontic dentistry has a wide range of tools used for dental corrections, there is a huge application of prosthodontic equipment. There is an increasing demand for dental prostheses across developing and developed nations due to the rising number of older people. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, elective and prosthetic dental surgical procedures have been significantly impacted, with all specialties writing various guidelines on how to manage this crisis. Regulatory bodies have had to triage the urgency of their daily surgical procedures and consider non-surgical management options where possible, avoiding all the non-emergent practices, but this is expected to last for a short time, as once the pandemic subsides, the market is anticipated to grow.

The increasing attention being given to appearance by people, compelling them to go for prostheses, and technological innovations and product launches have also created a boom in the market. For instance, in March 2018, Ormco launched Symetri Clear, the next generation of aesthetically pleasing ceramic twin brackets. In addition, this increase in demand for prosthodontic is also fueling the demand for dental radiology equipment such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), because it is considered a unique imaging option for various treatment needs of a prosthodontist. It has proved beneficial in various aspects of prosthodontic practice, i.e., from imaging of the temporomandibular joint to denture therapy. Major players are also coming up with novel and technologically advanced CBCT in the market. For instance, in September 2019, Planmeca launched the Planmeca Viso G5, its novel CBCT unit, at the ADA FDI 2019 World Dental Congress in San Francisco. The new Planmeca Viso G5 CBCT unit has unique features and an unlimited field of view that offers better visibility. Overall, owing to the novel product launches and increasing preference for cosmetic dentistry, the prosthodontic segment of the market is expected to register a significant share.

North America Dominates the Market and is Expected to Follow the Same Trend over the Forecast Period

North America accounted for the largest share of the market due to factors such as wide acceptance of technological advancements in dental equipment, like lasers, intra-oral cameras, digital radiography, and CAD/CAM systems, continued favorable demographic trends, and heightened consumer awareness of the importance of oral hygiene to the overall health. In December 2019, BIOLASE Inc. launched a new Epic Hygiene laser after the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) clearance.

Also, as per research conducted by RAND Corporation, Arlington, United States, in September 2020, nearly half of the respondents (46.7%) reported delaying going to the dentist or receiving dental care due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Among them, 74.7% reported delaying a check-up, 12.4% reported delaying care to address something that was bothering them, and 10.5% reported delaying care to get planned treatment. This delay in treatment is expected to worsen the disease in the future, which may increase the chances of more dental caries and infections. Thus, in the future, the market is expected to register lucrative growth.

Competitive Landscape

The dental equipment market is moderately competitive. 3M, Carestream Health Inc., Danaher Corporation, Dentsply Sirona, and GC Corporation are some of the key players in the market. The market also enjoys the presence of few smaller companies that hold a substantial share.

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1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Growing Aging Population Coupled with Increasing Incidence of Dental Diseases
4.2.2 Increasing Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry
4.2.3 Innovation in Dental Products
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Increasing Cost of Surgeries
4.3.2 Lack of Proper Reimbursement of Dental Care
4.3.3 Lack of Awareness
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value)
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 General and Diagnostics Equipment Dental Laser Soft Tissue Lasers Hard Tissue Lasers Radiology Equipment Extra-oral Radiology Equipment Intra-oral Radiology Equipment Dental Chair and Equipment Other General and Diagnostic Equipment
5.1.2 Dental Consumables Dental Biomaterials Dental Implants Crowns and Bridges Other Dental Consumables
5.1.3 Other Dental Devices
5.2 By Treatment
5.2.1 Orthodontic
5.2.2 Endodontic
5.2.3 Peridontic
5.2.4 Prosthodontic
5.3 By End User
5.3.1 Hospitals
5.3.2 Clinics
5.3.3 Other End Users
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Canada (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Mexico (By Product, Treatment, and End User)
5.4.2 Europe Germany (By Product, Treatment, and End User) United Kingdom (By Product, Treatment, and End User) France (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Italy (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Spain (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Rest of Europe (By Product, Treatment, and End User)
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Japan (By Product, Treatment, and End User) India (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Australia (By Product, Treatment, and End User) South Korea (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Rest of Asia-Pacific (By Product, Treatment, and End User)
5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC (By Product, Treatment, and End User) South Africa (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Rest of Middle-East and Africa (By Product, Treatment, and End User)
5.4.5 South America Brazil (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Argentina (By Product, Treatment, and End User) Rest of South America (By Product, Treatment, and End User)

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 3M
6.1.2 A-Dec Inc.
6.1.3 AMD Lasers
6.1.4 Aseptico Inc.
6.1.5 Bien-Air Medical Technologies
6.1.6 Biolase Inc.
6.1.7 Carestream Health Inc.
6.1.8 Danaher Corporation
6.1.9 Dentsply Sirona
6.1.10 GC Corporation
6.1.11 Henry Schein Inc.
6.1.12 Ivoclar Vivadent AG
6.1.13 KaVo Dental
6.1.14 Midmark Corp.
6.1.15 Nobel Biocare

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
  • 3M
  • A-Dec Inc.
  • AMD Lasers
  • Aseptico Inc.
  • Bien-Air Medical Technologies
  • Biolase Inc.
  • Carestream Health Inc.
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • GC Corporation
  • Henry Schein Inc.
  • Ivoclar Vivadent AG
  • KaVo Dental
  • Midmark Corp.
  • Nobel Biocare
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown