Dentists are health practitioners who operate private or group practices in their own premises or in other facilities such as hospitals or health maintenance organization (HMO) medical centers. They provide dental preventive, cosmetic maintenance and/or emergency care. They might also specialize in a single field of dentistry.
The global dental services market was valued at around $340 billion in 2017. North America was the largest region in the dental services market in 2017, accounting for nearly 45% market share. The USA was the largest country in the market in 2017, accounting for more than 35% market share.
The dental services industry is experiencing a change in its delivery model through dental support organizations giving rise to more corporate or group practices. The Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) are facilitating more in-house treatments such as orthodontics, endodontic and oral maxillofacial surgery instead of being referred to a separate specialist. Group practices also provide better funding for infrastructure, equipment and expenses associated with hiring specialists.
The top companies covered are National Health Service, IDH, Aspen Dental and others. The UK’s National Health Service was the largest company in the dental services market in 2017.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The dental services market is segmented into General Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF), Endodontics Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Oral Pathology and Dental Public Health.
General Dentistry?is a dental care area which involves primary care provided for patients of all ages and involves the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs.
Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF) Surgery is an area in dentistry which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the areas of the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
Endodontics Dentistry specializes in the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.
Orthodontics is a field of dentistry which provides the diagnosis and corrections of dental deformities as well as irregularity in relationship of lower to the upper jaw.
Pediatric Dentistry specializes in the practice, teaching and research in the comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral care of children from birth to adolescence.
Periodontics is a branch in dentistry which?specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of teeth or their substitutes and maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.?
Oral Pathology deals with the nature, identification and management of diseases affecting oral regions.
Dental Public Health deals with the science of preventing and controlling dental diseases and involves promoting dental health through organized community efforts at a community rather than individual level, the administration of group dental care programs and the prevention and control of dental diseases on a community basis.