The global dental equipment market is growing significantly due to increasing incidence of dental disorders, which fuels the demand for dental equipment in the industry. The favorable regulatory environment in massive unexplored market in dental equipment industry of developing economies are creating ample opportunities for the dental equipment market to grow at a considerable rate in the coming years. Moreover, low penetration rates for advanced technologies, is expected to support to support the growth of dental equipment market in the coming years.
The advanced research and development facilities and new product developments by the companies are supporting to address the demand of dental equipment industry. Various awareness programs and conference are organized all over the world, in order to increase awareness of the dental diseases and their diagnosis and treatment.
On the basis of products of dental equipment, the market is categorized as laboratory machine market, dental hygiene maintenance devices, dental radiology equipments, dental systems and parts, dental lasers, and other dental equipments. Laboratory machines are further categorized as ceramic furnace, micro motors, electronic waxer, hydraulic press, and suction unit. Dental hygiene maintenance market is further categorized as sterilizers, hypodermic needle incinerators, and air purification and filters. Moreover, dental radiology equipment market is further categorized as intraoral radiology equipment and extraoral radiology equipment.
The dental systems and parts market are further categorized as vacuums and compressors, instrument delivery systems, cast machine, cone beam CT systems, electrosurgical equipment, furnace and ovens, and others. The dental lasers are further segmented as diode lasers, and carbon dioxide lasers. The other dental equipment category includes dental chair, light cure, hand pieces, scaling units and others. The systems and parts lead the dental equipment market under products category, due to its wide range of application in dental procedures. The dental lasers segment is expected to grow with the highest rate in the coming years, due to its short healing time after the surgery. Cone bean CT system is the fastest growing category of dental systems and parts.
Some of the factors driving the growth of global dental equipment market are rise in geriatric population, rising demand for cosmetic dentistry, advancement in diagnosis and treatment technologies of dental problems, increasing disposable income in developing countries and rising medical tourism in developing countries. However, high cost of digital dental equipment and lack of reimbursement are some of the factors restraining the growth of the dental equipment market to some extent.
Geographically, North America will be leading the global dental equipment market in the coming years, due to rise in aging population, rising demand for dental equipment and increasing government support for grants and funding. Moreover, Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region in the dental equipment market. The major reasons for the fastest growth in the region are increasing healthcare expenditure, improving healthcare infrastructure, increasing investment by major players and favorable regulatory environment in the region. Moreover, the dental equipment market is growing due to increasing awareness of healthcare in the emerging countries, such as India and China, of Asia-Pacific region.
Some of the companies operating in the dental equipment market are 3M Company, Carestream Health, Inc., Biolase, Inc., GC Corporation, Dentsply International, Inc., A-Dec, Inc., Planmeca OY, Danaher Corporation, Ivoclar Vivadent AG., Straumann, Henry Schein, Inc., Hu-Friedy Mgf Co., Noble Biocare, Midmark Corporation, and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.