Europe Dental Practice Management Software Market size surpassed USD 456 million in 2021 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 13.7% between 2022 and 2030.
Dental practice management software is a type of software program used to operate dental practices. Its primary aim is to help organize administrative tasks, streamline appointment bookings, simplify invoice creation & billing, and manage client or patient medical records. Such practice management software providers offer a diverse range of features, and this usually varies depending on the type of dental practice. Dental practice management software is assisting dental clinics to streamline & automate and manage the common tasks of practice management.
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Rising need for cost containment is one of the major drivers that is set to boost the market demand. In 2019, Germany invested around USD 28 billion in dental practices. Moreover, in 2019, consumer spending on dental services was around USD 4.0 billion in the UK. Hence, in order to reduce these costs, dental professionals in the Europe region require to charge fewer fees to the patients. These additional charges can be reduced by implementing dental practice management software that augments the efficiency of dentists and reduces related costs.
Cloud-based systems in dental practice management software are becoming popular attributed to decreasing maintenance & security expenses and providing backup encryption. This software collects the patient’s email addresses for effective communication & marketing, automates scheduling, and enables systematic follow-up, thereby boosting the cost-effectiveness of dental practices.
Europe Market, By Component
The patient communication segment was valued at USD 82 million in 2021, attributed to the rising demand for automated dental patient communication that is built specifically for dental offices and provides a good quality experience to both patients & staff. These automated platform aids to reach a patient in real-time, includes a professional recording of the office’s name, and has a natural voice name database. Patient communication software are allowing for automating routine, patient-centred tasks, and offers more convenient methods for patients to interact with lots of other features comprising online scheduling, etc.
Europe Market, By Country
UK dental practice management software market will observe around 14.3% growth rate during the forecast period, due to the growing prevalence of dental diseases and favourable government initiatives to promote oral health in the country. Periodontal disease is one of the significant factors causing tooth loss in adults in the UK. According to the Frontiers Journal 2020, among the participants, the individuals suffering from painful gums, bleeding gums, and loose teeth were 2.7%, 11.2%, and 3.3% respectively.
Moreover, the adoption of initiatives such as National Smile Month, Starting Well: A Smile4Life Initiative, and oral health education programs to raise awareness among the population regarding dental conditions and oral care are further set to propel the market growth.
Europe Market, By Delivery Mode
The cloud-based segment accounted for 32% market share in 2021, owing to a host of robust features possessed by cloud-based dental practice management software, further delivering the optimum outcomes. A comprehensive all-in-one cloud-based platform is delivering a comprehensive & cohesive and engaging patient experience. This integrated delivery mode provides a seamless experience with excellent up-time performance. Owing to these features, cloud-based dental practice management software offers a high success rate in providing administration duties, charting, imaging, and group practices. Furthermore, companies are focusing to offer a sleek interface that allows easy management of treatment plans & patient records and streamlines the billing process.
Competitive Industry Landscape
Prominent participants operating across the Europe dental practice management software market include Henry Schein, Inc. Patterson Dental (Patterson Companies, Inc.), Quality Systems, Inc. (NextGen Healthcare), KaVo Dental GmbH, and Planmeca. These companies are engaged in several strategic initiatives such as mergers & acquisitions, product launch, distribution agreements to maintain their market position.