The Dental Market: Techniques, Equipment, and Materials
The dental market is estimated at nearly $6.7 billion in 2005, up from $6.2 billion the previous year. It will reach nearly $9.4 billion in 2010, an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 7%.
The professional dental equipment and supplies markets are presently worth around $2.3 billion and will see an AAGR of 6.5% through 2010.
The retail dental care market stands at $4.4 billion and will grow to approximately $6.2 billion by 2010.
With the first of the baby boomers now reaching 60 years old, the dental market will have strong annual growth over the next five years. Not only is an aging population a significant driver, but consumers are more educated about cosmetic and restorative procedures, accelerating the desire for high-end youthful, natural-looking smiles.
This timely BCC Research report provides a comprehensive analysis of dental products and their markets, including important information about significant advances, players, issues and trends, and other information affecting the dental industry.
While traditional equipment and materials still command a large portion of the dental market, the study looks at new equipment and materials that continue to be introduced. Indeed, newer technologies such as dental lasers, cosmetic solutions and product delivery techniques continue to have a significant impact on dental industry.
The report will be invaluable to strategic planners, marketers and decision-makers in companies supplying the dental industry.
SCOPE OF STUDY
This newly updated report includes:
- Issues, products, forecasts, and competitive analyses
- Professional dental equipment and supplies
- Dental materials and supplies
- Restorative and cosmetic materials
- Pharmaceuticals, anesthetics, prophylactics
- Retail dental care
- Company profiles.
The information for this BCC Research report was obtained through primary and secondary data-collection methods. Primary methods included interviews with more than 30 key executives; product managers, clinical specialists and other related key personnel involved in the dental industry. Secondary methods included published literature, investment reports, company literature, and various journals that have emphasis on dental health, technology and related areas.
Market data for this report pertains to the U.S. market using U.S. dollars at the manufacturer's level. The base year of the report is 2005, with historical data provided for 2003 and 2004, and forecast data provided through 2010. Historical, base year and forecast data are provided for each market segment of the report. Average annual growth rates are determined through a compilation of data, including past trends, future trends, demographics, incidence, mortality, products in research and development, and current product growth. Competitor market share estimates are provided for each market segment for the 2005 base year.
Melissa Elder is an experienced healthcare market analyst specializing in prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and various healthcare-related topics. Ms. Elder has worked in the healthcare field for the past ten years and has a wide range of experience.