The growing adoption of tobacco and smoking that cause detrimental effects on the oral health is also contributing to the growth of the dental diagnostics and surgical equipment market as these products can lead to various oral health issues. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the people who smoke have untreated tooth decay. Almost 40% of adults aged 20-64 who currently smoke cigarettes have untreated tooth decay. Also, nearly 43% of adults aged 65 or older who currently smoke cigarettes have lost all their teeth.
The market for dental equipment will develop as the incidence of oral disease rises and substantial shifts in oral care needs occur, such as patient preference for painless diagnoses and operations. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is made possible by technological advancements in the fields of imaging and radiology. According to WHO, Globally, it is estimated that 2.3 billion people suffer from caries of permanent teeth and more than 530 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth. In most low- and middle-income countries, with increasing urbanization and changes in living conditions, the prevalence of oral diseases continues to increase.
The prosthodontic equipment is expected to hold the largest market share in the treatment sector. There is a wide use of prosthodontic equipment since prosthodontic dentistry has many tools that are used for dental adjustments. Because of the ageing population and technological advancements, there is an increasing demand for dental prosthesis in both emerging and developed countries. As a result, the number of persons covered by dental insurance is growing in these countries.
Dental clinics generate maximum revenue for the global dental diagnostic and equipment market as they are the most extensive end-user of the market as they offer improved safety & quality, with easy accessibility to the customers.
North America is the world’s largest regional market for dental equipment, with multiple industry leaders situated there and a significant elderly population that can afford expensive dental procedures. With major advances and expansion in the dental industry, as well as many dental manufacturers operating in diverse categories with a global presence, have headquartered in United States.
Some of the major players operating in the market include: 3M Company, A-DEC, Carestream Health Inc, Danaher Corporation, Dentsply International, DCI International, Biolase Technology Inc., Henry Schein Inc., GC Corporation, Midmark Corporation, etc. Several M&A’s along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to boost their presence in different regions.