North America Dental Equipment & Consumables Market size was valued at USD 8.5 billion in 2017 and is expected to witness 5.7% CAGR from 2018 to 2024.
North America Dental Equipment & Consumables Market, 2017 & 2024 (USD Million)
Increasing oral health problems resulting from unhealthy eating habits, food containing high amount of sugar and starch along with rising number of dental disorders will majorly drive the dental equipment & consumables market. According to CDC, over 91% of Americans above age 20 suffer from dental caries and around 27% adults have untreated dental caries. Thus, surge in dental disorders creates need for dental treatment thereby, upsurging demand for dental equipment & consumables.
Furthermore, dental clinics and hospitals offering advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures will further drive business growth. Availability of several treatment options for cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, gum contouring, dental bonding, realignment and smile makeovers will stimulate demand for cosmetic dentistry. Growing patient inclination towards cosmetic dentistry should further drive dental equipment & consumables market during the forecast period. However, usage of refurbished equipment may impede industry growth to certain extent during the analysis period.
Consumables segment accounted for significant revenue share in 2017 and is poised to witness around 6% CAGR during the forecast period. Growing demand for various dental consumables including dental prosthetics, dental anaesthetics, dental syringes, and endodontics will augment segmental growth over the coming years.
Equipment segment is estimated to exceed USD 4 billion by 2024 owing to rising uptake of various dental procedures in the region. Increasing government and manufacturer investment for developing innovative dental devices will surge the demand for advanced equipment. Adoption of digitized dental equipment to reduce documentation, treatment time and operation cost should drive dental equipment industry growth.
Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) segment was valued around USD 2 billion in 2017 and will witness considerable growth in the foreseeable future. Oral surgical and non-surgical procedures performed in these centers are cost-effective. Also, certain ASCs implement various healthcare plans for paediatrics that will further boost the business growth. Growing number of dental diseases, quick and quality treatment offered in ASCs will favour segment growth.
Dental clinics segment is projected to witness over 6.0% CAGR over the analysis period owing to rising demand for orthodontic as well as other dental treatments in the region. Dental clinics are equipped with advanced equipment and consumables. Availability of technologically advanced dental equipment and consumables in dental clinics will stimulate segmental growth during the analysis timeframe.
U.S. accounted for more than 85% revenue share in 2017 and is estimated to witness similar growth by 2024. Rising adoption of dental equipment & consumables along with technological advancements will favour the U.S. dental equipment & consumables industry growth. Favourable reimbursement policies and accessibility to less or minimally invasive treatment in the country will positively impact business growth.
Some of the notable industry players operating in North America dental equipment & consumables industry include BioLase, Carestream Dental, AMD Lasers, Danaher, Dentsply Sirona, 3M, GC Orthodontics, Henry Schein, A-Dec, Midmark and Zimmer Dental. Companies are focusing on strategies such as innovative product launch, collaboration and acquisition to capitalize on market opportunities and sustain market competition. For instance, in April 2017, Zimmer Dental collaborated with NovaBone Products for distribution of NovaBone Dental Putty, a fully synthetic bone graft through Zimmer’s dental divisions in regions including Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and few markets in Europe. This strategy enabled companies to gain more revenue share and broaden their customer base.
History of dental equipment & consumables can be dated back to 500 BC when Aristotle and Hippocrates wrote about dentistry including tooth extraction using forceps and usage of wires for stabilizing loose teeth as well as fractured jaws. Later, around 166-201 AD, Etruscans practiced dental prosthetics using gold crowns and fixed bridgework. The first dental drill invented by John Greenwood was a foot driven instrument that was later replaced in 1957 by John Borden who invented the high speed contra angle hand piece with 30,000 rpm (rotations per minute). James Snell, in 1832, improvised Greenwood’s invention by making chair recline, enabling dentists to see in patient’s mouth. In 1877, Wilkerson chair replaced the Snell chair as the primary chair type used by dentists. The nylon toothbrush developed in 1938 was used as a standard toothbrush by dentists until the first electric model toothbrush was introduced in 1960. Similarly, there have been numerous technological advances in dentistry over the last few decades. Dental equipment & consumables play a crucial role in offering efficient and quality treatment to patients requiring oral care. Growing burden of dental diseases in North America and increasing patient demand for essential surgical and non-surgical dental procedures is anticipated to accelerate dental equipment & consumables industry growth during the forthcoming years.