The North America dental equipment market size was valued at USD 4.25 Billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 10.02 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 10% during the forecast period, 2023–2031. The market growth is attributed to the growing incidence of periodontitis and the rising inclination toward maintaining oral hygiene.
Periodontitis destroys the bone that supports the teeth; however, this condition can be cured with good care and regular dental cleanings. According to the American Dental Association, periodontitis affects 42 percent of individuals in the United States. Approximately 7.8% of individuals have severe periodontitis in the country.
Other risk factors, such as smoking, poor dental hygiene, diabetes, and genetic diseases, have also been linked to increased dental diseases. As per the World Health Organization's 2022 Global Burden of Disease Study, oral illnesses impact half of the world's population (3.58 billion people), with dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth being the most common condition examined.
The research report finds that the COVID-19 pandemic hampered the North America dental equipment market due to decreased visits to hospitals and clinics for dental checkups. This led to a decline in the demand for dental equipment. For instance,
- In March 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) suggested providing emergency dental services until April 6, 2020, to avoid burdening hospital emergency departments. Further, it was updated on April 1, 2020, as ADA advised clinics to remain closed to all, except emergency procedures until April 30, due to the increased COVID-19 cases.
Non-essential dental services were postponed to protect patients and dentists from the coronavirus’s adverse health impact. As the pandemic situation normalized, service providers prepared clinics and hospitals for reopening with improved anti-infection measures and servicing equipment with the help of funding and smart investments. For example,
In January 2021, Delta Foundation (DDF) based in Michigan announced COVID-19 Dental Equipment Fund. This fund is expected to help safety-net dental organizations in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan during the pandemic. These funds are likely to help in the purchase of dental supplies and equipment, making dental care accessible easily.
In June 2020, an article published in International Travel Medical Journals titled 'Americans are driving to Mexico for dental treatment' stated that Mexico is the first to open its doors for people and offer dental facilities during the pandemic. Further, a global dental online agency and dental online travel firm, Dental Departures, reported 60% rise in traffic for dental treatment appointment bookings.
North America Dental Equipment Market Dynamics
Increasing demand for dental care facilities is expected to drive market growth due to the rising awareness among people about age-related dental disorders. People are paying more attention to their appearance worldwide, which propelling the demand for dental aesthetics and cosmetics. Furthermore, major companies in the market are introducing technology solutions that enable improved dental care. For example,
Increasing cost of dental surgeries and lack of access to medical reimbursement policies are expected to hinder market growth. Insurance companies do not cover dental treatments in their Mediclaim policy, as dental implants are considered cosmetic procedures. Thus, people have to bear the complete cost of dental implants with minimum or no support from insurance providers.
Thus, patients’ decision to go for dental treatment depends upon the treatment cost. The lack of reimbursements puts all the cost burden on the patient’s pocket. This is likely to limit individuals' visits to dentists, thus, factoring in the limited demand for dental equipment.
Growing dental care personnel and increasing technological advancements are key factors spurring the growth of the market. Moreover, the adoption of different advanced equipment including dental lasers, dental cone beams computed tomography (CBCT), and digital dentistry equipment is expected to boost the market. For instance,
In June 2023, A-dec® a company based in the US, introduced the first digitally connected delivery system and dental chair. The system has an updatable software platform that adds more services and features as technology evolves.
In October 2020, Summus Medical Laser offers high-powered laser therapy products. It gave a nod to Horizon digital dentistry equipment Dental Laser System, which offers an IV therapy designed for the dental industry.
Increasing research and development investment in cosmetic dentistry is expected to create opportunities for market expansion. The boost in R&D activities is expected to aid in the invention of advanced dental equipment in the coming years.
In addition, the rising use of technologies such as electrically operated dental chairs, intra-oral cameras, CAD/CAM systems, lasers, and digital radiography is anticipated to boost market growth.
In May 2022, VideaHealth received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Videa Caries Assist, an AI-powered dental caries (cavity) detection algorithm. VideaHealth exceeded by substantially helping the analysis of radiographs rapidly from the dentist’s chair.
In July 2021, Carestream Dental launched CS 3800, a new intraoral scanner. It is a quality wireless scanner and one of the market’s popular lightweight and compact scanners. It has cordless design which is designed in collaboration with Studio F.A Porsche. It gives a comfortable scanning experience.
Scope of North America Dental Equipment Market Report
The market report includes an assessment of the market trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Dental Equipment Market – North America Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Product (Dental Tools, Dental Implants, Dental Lasers, Prosthetics & Orthodontics, Dental Biomaterials, Capital Equipment, Dental Imaging System, Hygiene Maintenance Devices, and Consumables), Treatment (Orthodontic, Endodontic, Periodontic, and Prosthodontic), and End-user (Dental Clinics, Hospitals, and Others)
Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Market Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
Carestream Health; 3M; Dental Technologies Inc.; Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.; Autronic Plastics Inc.; Drummond Industries; A-dec Inc.; Danaher; Dentsply Sirona; GC Corporation; Henry Schein, Inc.; Ivoclar Vivadent AG; Midmark Corporation.; Nobel Biocare Services AG.; and Institut Straumann AG
North America Dental Equipment Market Segment Insights
Product Segment Analysis
In terms of product, the North America dental equipment market is segmented into dental tools, dental implants, dental lasers, prosthetics & orthodontics, dental biomaterials, capital equipment, dental imaging equipment, hygiene maintenance devices, and consumables.
The dental imaging equipment segment is expected to account for a key market share during the forecast period, due to growing dental problems among the public. Dental imaging equipment aid in the detection of dental problems including gum disease and cavities, before they worsen.
The hygiene maintenance devices segment is anticipated to hold a major market share during the forecast period, as sterilization of equipment is the primary procedure to avoid any microbial contamination that may result in disease transmission. Moreover, rising tooth decay and loss incidence is expected to propel segment growth. For instance,
In May 2021, as per the American Dental Association updates, around 5 million US population aged 65 to 75 have complete tooth loss, and approximately 3 million are edentulous. Tooth loss is a common problem in elderly people, as 91% of adults aged 20 to 64 have dental caries while approximately 27% of them go untreated.
Treatments Segment Analysis
On the basis of treatments, the North America dental equipment market is segregated into orthodontic, endodontic, periodontic, and prosthodontic. The prosthodontic segment is expected to account for a key market share in the coming years, owing to the growing geriatric population in both emerging and developed countries.
Moreover, the demand for prosthodontic equipment is increasing due to the individual’s rising interest in their looks, compelling them to seek out prosthesis treatments. The orthodontic segment is projected to register a considerable share of the market in the coming years, owing to the increasing number of dentists and rising incidence of dental disorders.
The utilization of Cone Beam CT scan (CBCT) for orthodontic diagnosis to design an effective treatment regimen and the introduction of effective dental equipment with technical innovation is expected to drive the segment.
End-user Segment Analysis
Based on end-user, the market is segmented into dental clinics, hospitals, and others. The hospitals segment is projected to register a substantial share of the market in the coming years, owing to the rising number of hospitals with dental care departments.
Moreover, growing availability of digitally modified and advanced equipment in hospital facilities is expected to boost the segment growth in the market. Hospitals are offering treatment for oral cancers, periodontal diseases, dental caries, cleft lip and palate, noma, and oro-dental trauma with the help of dental instruments.
In July 2021, Westlake Hills Dental Arts based in the US, introduced a series of dental procedures including bridges and implants. These procedures are aimed at improving the patient’s oral health and helping to fix missing teeth as well.
The dental clinics segment is expected to hold considerable CAGR, as several clinics are adopting technologically advanced equipment, machines, and dental products to make various dental treatments easy and safe. In addition, a rise in regular visits to dental clinics aids in early disease diagnosis and treatment, owing to this people are actively visiting clinics for dental check-ups.
As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, around 46% of adults show signs or symptoms of gum disease, while severe gum disease hampers approximately 9% of adults in the US.
On the basis of geography, the North America dental equipment market is classified as United States, Canada, and Mexico. The market of the United States is anticipated to expand at an impressive CAGR during the forecast period, due to the increasing product launches supported by government authorities in the region.
Furthermore, the rising geriatric population and an increasing number of dental disease cases in the country are likely to propel the market growth in the coming years. For instance,
In April 2022, as per the study published in the Journal of American Dental Association, titled "Update on the prevalence of untreated caries in the US adult population, 2017-2020", the prevalence of root and coronal was 10.1 and 17.9% respectively. Further, untreated caries were found to be prevalent in 21.3%. Caries were mostly found in aged 30 to 39 (25.2%) and 40 to 49 (22.3%). This untreated dental caries may lead to tooth extraction and propel the demand for dental equipment in the region.
The market of Mexico is expected to exhibit a rapid growth rate in the coming years, owing to the rising older population in the region. Furthermore, the demand for restorative dentistry products is rising in Mexico with the high prevalence of dental disease, which is projected to fuel the market.
In February 2021, as per the International Dental Journal’s article titled 'Risk Indicators of Tooth Loss Among Mexican Adult Population: A Cross-Sectional Study’, the prevalence of tooth loss due to tooth decay was 57.2% in Mexico. The article also states that it is similar to that reported in economically developing countries.
In April 2021, as per the “Self-Reported Dental Caries by Mexican Elementary and Middle-School Schoolchildren in the Context of Socioeconomic Indicators: A National Ecological Study” research study, tooth loss is commonly seen in Mexican young people with prevalence ranging between 13.4% and 34.5%.
The global North America dental equipment market has been segmented on the basis of
- Dental Tools
- Dental Implants
- Dental Lasers
- Prosthetics & Orthodontics
- Dental Biomaterials
- Capital Equipment
- Dental Imaging System
- Hygiene Maintenance Devices
- Dental Clinics
- United States
- Carestream Health
- Dental Technologies Inc.
- Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
- Autronic Plastics Inc.
- Drummond Industries
- A-dec Inc.
- Dentsply Sirona
- GC Corporation
- Henry Schein, Inc.
- Ivoclar Vivadent AG
- Midmark Corporation.
- Nobel Biocare Services AG.
- Institut Straumann AG
Key players competing in the North America dental equipment market include Carestream Health; 3M; Dental Technologies Inc.; Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.; Autronic Plastics Inc.; Drummond Industries; A-dec Inc.; Danaher; Dentsply Sirona; GC Corporation; Henry Schein, Inc.; Ivoclar Vivadent AG; Midmark Corporation.; Nobel Biocare Services AG.; and Institut Straumann AG.
Major players are focusing on research and development programs to increase their market share and expand their consumer base. Some of the players adopted organic growth strategies to witness significant growth. Key players are concentrating on several activities such as strategic partnerships to achieve a dominant position in the market.
- In April 2022, Brasseler USA announced the launch of a direct restorative system that is designed to gain the expected expertise in restorative dentistry. This system comprises all direct composite procedures pairs of popular carbides, polishers, and diamonds, with new restorative solutions including desensitizers, adhesives, sectional matrix systems, dental dams, and composite materials.
- In May 2021, Western Dental & Orthodontics partnered with Straumann Group to improve the availability of dental implants. Straumann offers high-quality abutments, crowns, and dental implants under the Neodent brand for affiliated offices and all 333 Western Dental.