STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
This BCC Research report, The Dental Market: Techniques, Equipment, and Materials, provides an overview of products included in this market and detailed analyses of these markets and their competitive environments. The study includes information regarding significant products, players, issues, trends, and other information affecting the dental industry.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
Although traditional equipment and materials still command a large portion of the dental market, new equipment and materials continue to be introduced. Newer technologies (e.g., dental lasers, cosmetic solutions, and product delivery solutions) continue to have a significant impact on the dental industry. This study updates the previous BCC Research study, HLC028C The Dental Market: Techniques, Equipment, and Materials, by including advances in this arena that have occurred since 2008.
This area covers a wide variety of products and dental conditions that affect all demographic groups. Improving awareness and education is a strong point in advancing the dental market.
SCOPE AND FORMAT
This newly updated BCC Research report is designed to be a helpful business tool that provides a thorough evaluation of the market for dental equipment and supplies. The geographic scope of this study is based on the U.S. market. The report identifies markets in the general segments of dental equipment, dental materials and supplies, restorative/cosmetic, pharmaceuticals, and other segments. Each market segment discussion provides detailed information based on product categories, uses of products, forecasts, and competitive analyses.
The information for this BCC report was obtained through primary and secondary data-collection methods. Primary methods included interviews with approximately 40 key executives, product managers, and clinical specialists involved in the dental industry. Secondary methods included published literature in the area of dentistry, investment reports, company literature, and various dental journals.
All market data pertains to the U.S. market at the manufacturers’ level. Data is expressed in current U.S. dollars. The base year of the report is 2011, with historical data provided for 2009 and 2010, and forecast data provided for 2016. Historical, base year, and forecast data are provided for each market segment of the report. Competitor market share estimates are provided for the two general market segments for the 2011 base year.
Although this study provides information on a variety of products used in the dental industry, it does not include a comprehensive list of all products available.
Melissa Elder is an experienced healthcare market analyst specializing in prescription and over the counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and emerging healthcare technologies. Ms. Elder has nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in market research for the past 14 years. This experience has given her substantial insight into pharmaceutical market analysis. Her work in the medical community, including emergency room medical training and healthcare information system coordination, has enhanced her ability to provide insight into many healthcare markets.
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