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Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market Size By Product (Automatic, Semi-automatic, Manual), By Technology (Pre & Post Vacuum, Gravity), By Class (Class B, Class N, Class S), By End-use (Hospitals/Dental Clinics, Dental Laboratories, Academic/Research Institutes), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

  • Report ID: GMI513
  • Published Date: Nov 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry trends

Bench-top Dental Autoclaves Market size surpassed USD 65 million in 2018 and is set to register over 4.8% CAGR up to 2025.

Bench-top dental autoclave is a superior-quality sterilization device that uses high temperature & pressure steam to disinfect dental instruments. These autoclaves should meet UNI EN 285 standard, that also provides details of tests that must be conducted to ensure operating accuracy of system. These miniature sized & highly powerful tabletop autoclaves use a dynamic air exclusion procedure in conjunction with pre or post vacuum mechanism that delivers enhanced benefits. Steam sterilization is safe and efficient method for sanitising dental instruments that are intended for reuse, thus confirming its safety for next patient. Short cycle time, pre-post vacuum technology, compact nature and large chamber volume are highlights of bench-top autoclaves. The aforementioned benefits are responsible for high adoption rate of bench-top dental autoclaves, thereby boosting the market expansion.

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Over the past few years, bench-top dental autoclaves have witnessed tremendous advancements that has eventually revolutionized autoclave industry. Automatic autoclaves have taken over manual autoclaves ascribing to advantages such as minimal human intervention, compatibility and speedy operation. Newly developed dental autoclaves not only sterilize instruments but are also designed to maximize the efficiency of instrument cleaning and sterilization. For instance, fully automatic & class B operating dental autoclaves such as Elara 11D, Midmark m11 Ultraclave, Miniclave 21E, Lina autoclave etc. are being developed by leading players at competitive price. Rising availability of such fully automated steam sterilizers will positively influence the industry growth.

The industry in the future will witness an influx of new and private players offering innovative and affordable coverage in future. Also, development of technologically advanced and cost-effective bench-top dental autoclaves via rigorous R&D investments is a key growth strategy adopted by these players. These companies also enter into strategic alliances with dentists and focus on enhancing brand awareness through community activities. Furthermore, massive existence of government schemes executing dental device sterilization, advanced technologies and developed healthcare infrastructure in this region will propel market growth.

Upsurge in dental disorders to augment the bench-top dental autoclaves industry growth

Escalating number of dental disorders & dental prosthetic surgical treatments leads to rise in patient pool visiting dental clinics. The soaring number of such dental processes that involves extreme sterilization conditions is likely to enhance the bench-top dental autoclaves market growth. Additionally, mounting concerns on dental health across globe would drive the growth. Furthermore, advancements in cosmetic dental procedures and increasing healthcare expenditures are promoting penetration of dental autoclaves.

The bench-top dental autoclaves industry is price sensitive and hence, rivals adhere to similar pricing schemes. Moreover, presence of different affordable alternatives combined with severe value-based competition will sustain the market expansion. Furthermore, introduction of novel technologies such as automatic traceability system, double microprocessor, automatic platforms for fast sterilization is likely to keep the business rivalry at elevated level throughout the forecast period.  Thereby, brand awareness campaigns & novel product advancement are two of most impactful sustainability approaches embraced by market players that eventually adds to market evolution. However, rising concerns regarding low replacement rates of dental autoclaves in low-income and developing countries may impede the market growth. In addition, high rate of adoption of refurbished dental autoclaves will further obstruct the market expansion.

Automatic dental autoclaves to attain new altitudes in bench-top dental autoclaves market outlook

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Based on product, the bench-top dental autoclave market outlook is segmented into automatic, semi-automatic and manual autoclaves. Automated dental autoclave is the most promising market sector and anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast time. Demand for automatic autoclaves is rising, on account of its ability to render error free & faster results. Automation lowers humanoid interference & consequently, eradicates errors associated with users. It also improves efficiency in terms of lesser cycle time & user-friendliness coupled with add-on features such as integrated compressor or vacuum for superior air circulation and drying times. Furthermore, new rack system built in chamber provides optimal space utility & better capacity for cassettes and trays. The above mentioned are expected to inspire dentists to shift from using manual devices to the automatic ones, thus augmenting market progression. 

Extensive utility of pre & post vacuum chambers will overshadow the overall market

Based on technology, the global market is sectored into pre & post vacuum and gravity. Pre & post vacuum autoclaves segment dominated in 2018. High market penetration rates and cost-effectiveness associated with these products are some factors accounting for its large market share. Pre-sterilization vacuum removes cold air from the chamber prior to sterilization, thus allowing additional steam penetration through entire load. Furthermore, post-sterilization vacuum enables drying by removing steam at the end of sterilization cycle, thus allowing speedy drying of wrapped dentistry tools. Thereby, technical developments to enhance steam penetration & drying processes, high adoption rate of pre & post vacuum technology are key factors predicted to fuel market demand during the coming years.

Class B tabletop series set to reach new peaks in bench-top dental autoclave Business

Based on class, tabletop dental autoclave market is sectored into class B, class N and class S. Class B dental sterilizers are extensively used in medical & dentistry to safeguard the security of doctors, staff and patients. Various types of loads such as porous materials, textiles, products in pouches, turbines, wands and tips can be effectively sterilized in a Class B dental autoclave. These autoclaves comply with the stringent European Standard EN 13060, and offer greater flexibility, high effectiveness and safe sterilization for instruments. Other benefits associated with class B dental autoclaves include effortless handling & energy saving due to low power consumption. Thus, adoption of such user-friendly class B dental autoclaves in hospitals and clinics will contribute to segmental industry growth.

Dental clinics will aid in boosting evolution of bench-top dental autoclaves market Statistics

Based on end-use, bench-top dental autoclaves are segmented into hospitals/dental clinics, dental laboratories, academic/research institutes. Hospitals/dental clinics accounted for significant revenue share in bench-top dental autoclaves market in 2018. Surge in number of hospital-acquired infections has created a high demand for enhanced sterilization methods, thereby leading to rise in patient pool admitting in hospitals and dental clinics. Moreover, increasing prevalence of cosmetic dental surgeries has created high demand for sophisticated dental services. In addition, favourable reimbursement policies for dental procedures, adoption of compact autoclaves in clinics and advanced healthcare infrastructure will fuel growth of market in coming years.

Technological advancements will drive the demand for bench-top dental autoclave in the India

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India benchtop autoclave industry demand will experience around 14.5% CAGR during the analysis timeframe. In the next few years demand for dental autoclaves are expected to increase significantly in the India. The expansion of market demand is attributed to rising population base and growth in dental laboratories. Rising geriatric population susceptible to dental diseases will positively impact the country growth. Increasing number of dental procedures and a heightened need for safe medical practices owing to quickly rising demand for dental tourism in Indian market is also expected improve device usage rates. Additionally, large prevalence of rising patient awareness levels coupled with improving healthcare framework in this country are expected to result in a surge in product demand, thereby fostering the market growth during the forecast period.

U.S. bench-top dental autoclave market statistics is anticipated to register significant growth during projected period. After the introduction of Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2015, the U.S. government has enhanced the reimbursement options for dental healthcare services, thereby promoting the growth of dental autoclave market share. Furthermore, presence of high number of dentists in this region, will help increase adoption of new tabletop dental autoclaves for their clinics. In addition, rise in demand for cosmetic dental procedures is expected to increase volume of dental procedures in the U.S. Constant innovation, high-end technology, device automations, acquisitions and novel product launches in the U.S. has positively impacted market growth.

Tuttnauer is one of the leading players in bench-top dental autoclaves market

Tuttnauer is one of the leaders in infection control market offering wide variety of dental autoclaves with custom chamber sizes & doors. The firm is operating in this industry since 1925 and undertakes various strategic initiatives including new product launch to strengthen its business. Other key market players operating in global industry outlook include Henry Schein, W&H, Fona Dental and Thermo Fisher Scientific. These companies adopt various policies such as acquisitions, mergers, and geographic expansions in order to sustain the overall market competition.

Recent industry developments:

  • In October 2019, Midmark announced renewal of its Midmark M9 & M11 steam sterilizers. These sterilizers are enhanced with advanced drying capabilities coupled with additional features. In addition, optional printer accessory has been updated for simpler, immediate documentation. The upgradation is expected to enhance demand for company’s products in coming years.
  • In October 2018, Flight Dental Systems announced the launch of Flight CLAVE16+ & CLAVE23+ autoclaves. The new autoclave is firms 1st class S steam infused pressure pulsing sterilizers coupled with additional features. The launch helped to strengthen the firm’s current sterilizer product lines in market.

The bench-top dental autoclaves market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Automatic
  • Semi-automatic
  • Manual

By technology

  • Pre & Post Vacuum
  • Gravity

By class

  • Class B
  • Class N
  • Class S

By end-use

  • Hospitals/Dental clinics
  • Dental Laboratories
  • Academic/Research institutes

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC countries
    • South Africa


Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of bench-top dental autoclaves exceeded USD 65 million in 2018.
The industry share of bench-top dental autoclaves is set to register over 4.8% CAGR up to 2025.
Bench-top dental autoclave is a superior-quality sterilization device that uses high temperature & pressure steam to disinfect dental instruments. These autoclaves should meet UNI EN 285 standard, that also provides details of tests that must be conducted to ensure operating accuracy of system.
The automated dental autoclave segment will dominate the industry and is set to achieve over 5% CAGR from 2019 to 2025.
Growing demand for advanced technologies and stringent government regulations pertaining to dental device sterilization are the major driving factors.

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  • Base Year: 2018
  • Companies covered: 13
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