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Dental Chair Market Size - By Product (Ceiling Mounted Chair, Mobile Independent Chair, Dental Chair Mounted Unit), By Technology (Powered Dental Chair, Non-powered Dental Chair), Operation, Configuration, Application, Dental Specialty, End-use & Forecast, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GMI3446
  • Published Date: Jan 2022
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Industry Trends

Dental Chair Market size exceeded USD 1.7 billion in 2021 and is anticipated grow at over 6.5% CAGR between 2022 and 2028. The growing incidence of oral diseases including periodontal diseases, malocclusion, dental decays & cavities, oral thrush, and others are stimulating the market growth. In addition to this, the geriatric population that is increasingly susceptible to oral & dental conditions, especially in emerging economies is further projected to drive the market expansion.

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However, high cost associated with certain dental chair and apathy towards dental procedures may negatively impact the market progression. The cost of a typical dental chair lies in the range of USD 1,000 for the basic model, with the average models costing around USD 2,000 to 4,000 and the premium models priced at more than USD 8,000. These costs include only the acquisition cost and the maintenance costs further add-up to the lifetime costs of these equipment. This is unaffordable for new dental practitioners and especially in the emerging economies.

Apathy towards dental procedures and lack of awareness regarding the importance of oral health dissuades many people from seeking dental treatment. Furthermore, dental procedures are expensive and that prohibits a lot of prospective patients from seeking dental care.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global economy and impacted several industrial sectors, inflicting enormous losses. The healthcare services & professionals were reserved for COVID-19 patients and emergency services only, thereby impacting the elective medical practices. Dentistry was amongst the impacted healthcare practices due to its elective nature, and several dental procedures were on halt. Public organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the British Dental Association among others published guidelines. These guidelines and recommendations emphasized on addressing only emergency procedures and postponing non-emergent medical services that negatively impacted the adoption of dental chair, further affecting the industry expansion in the early stage of pandemic.

Research surveys had documented a significant reduction in patient volume in dental offices worldwide. Dentistry faced an unparalleled challenge in providing elective dental services due to imposed restrictions and limitations. In the U.S., majority of the states limited the visits to dental offices by postponing elective procedures and providing access to emergency care only.

Growing prevalence of oral conditions to amplify the dental chair market demand

Rise in the prevalence of oral diseases is expected to boost the business growth in the coming years. Oral health disorders are considered amongst the most prevalent non-communicable diseases that affect significant proportion of the global population. The rising prevalence of these diseases can be attributed to the increasing acceptance of unhealthy eating habits, incorrect brushing techniques, smoking, and exposure to fluoride. Moreover, there are many people with untreated oral health disorders across the world, especially in developing regions. The epidemiology and valuation of oral treatment are of national importance in several nations.

Several advantages provided by dental chair mounted units will accelerate the market progression

The dental chair mounted unit segment was valued at USD 760 million in 2022 led by the several advantages provided by dental chair mounted units. These units are easily adjustable to match the patient convenience and deliver satisfactory results. This equipment offer mobility to certain extent, unlike the fixed ceiling mounted chairs. Additionally, these chairs offer a broad range of functional versatility and the ability to employ a set of dental equipment on the console. These features spur the preference for this dental equipment and are poised to expedite the segment growth in the coming years.

Powered dental chairs provide significant convenience and accuracy that to promote their adoption rate

The powered dental chair segment is anticipated to witness 6.5% growth rate through 2028. Powered chairs provide significant convenience and accuracy. These chairs have high precise control, are resilient to temperature alterations, and adapt rapidly to such changes. This provides the dental professionals the capability to adapt and reposition with greater accuracy & ease. In addition, the powered chairs employ pre-programmed settings that reduces the need for manual intervention and enhances time management. Further, this equipment lowers the need for maintenance and requires less downtime during repairs.

Several advantages provided by electromechanical chairs will foster the market value

The electromechanical segment in the dental chair market crossed USD 524 million in 2021. Electromechanical chairs incorporate motors to operate the movement and positioning of the dental chair. These systems have safety precaution mechanism including actuators that halt the operation and lock the chair during sudden power cut to eliminate accidents. Other advantages of these chairs include that they support variable range of weights, can be easily installed & maintained, and are environmentally friendly.

Numerous benefits offered by portable and mobile dental chairs to fuel the market revenue

The dental chair market for portable configuration segment accounted for around 28% of revenue share in 2021 and is predicted to reach USD 788 million by 2028. This substantial segment demand is majorly attributed to numerous clinical benefits offered by portable and mobile chairs. Portable dental chair is lightweight and easy to transport. It provides the dental professionals more flexibility and ease in operating, especially while working in remote areas. These chairs are majorly employed in the field operations, community outreach programs, and dental missions. These chairs also provide cost efficiency and saves significant amount of space at dental settings.

Rising prevalence of dental ailments and increasing patient volume at dental facilities will propel the industry progression

The examination segment in the dental chair market is projected to exceed USD 1.83 billion by 2028 owing to the surging prevalence of dental ailments and increasing patient volume at dental facilities. For instance, as per the National Centers for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), in 2020, oral conditions such as oral cancers, periodontal diseases, and dental caries are profound in the developing regions. The rising prevalence of such conditions is estimated to augment the visits at dental clinics for dental examination and treatment. The demand for dental services is expected to continue to grow due to aging population.

The high prevalence of orthodontic ailments to boost business growth

The dental chair market for orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics segment are poised to expand at more than 6.7% CAGR till 2028 impelled by the rising incidence of orthodontic conditions including malocclusion. According to the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, the global prevalence of malocclusion was anticipated to be approximately 56% in 2020. The highest prevalence was reported in Africa (81%) followed by Europe (72%). The high prevalence of orthodontic ailments is set to promote the demand for orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, thereby driving the segment expansion.

Increased awareness regarding oral health and surged number of dental visits will influence the segment revenue

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The dental clinics segment accounted for USD 1.17 billion in 2022 owing to the increased awareness regarding oral health and surged number of dental visits in the recent years. The oral health care among adults is significant credited to the increasing geriatric population and changes in oral health status of elderly adults. These demographic factors, with the rising complexity of dental treatment is expected to promote the need for dental clinics, further fuelling the industry value.

High product acceptance in the North America region to promote the regional growth

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U.S. dental chair market is predicted to reach over USD 373 million by 2028 driven by the high acceptance of dental chair, rise in incidence of dental ailments, and growing number of dental visits across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2015-2018, the proportion of children aged 5-19 years affected with untreated dental caries was approximately 13.2%; while the same disorder affected around 25.9% adults aged 20-44 years. The number of people with untreated dental carries represents substantial target population with highly unmet needs. This would foster the demand for dental procedures, thereby generating need for dental equipment and enhancing the business potential. Moreover, the rise in the number of dental visits is further poised to promote the industry demand.

Strategies adopted by major players will surge the industry revenue

Some of the major companies operating in the dental chair market are Dentsply Sirona, A-dec, Takara Belmont, Planmeca Oy, Midmark Corporation, Alliage S/A, J. Morita Corporation, KaVo Dental (Envista Holdings Corporation), Osstem Implant Co., and Vic dental. These prominent leaders focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for business expansion. Furthermore, these participants are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue.

Dental chair market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD and in terms of volume in Units from 2017 to 2028, for the following segments:

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Market, By Product, 2017 - 2028 (USD Million and Units)

  • Ceiling Mounted Chair
  • Mobile Independent Chair
  • Dental Chair Mounted Unit

Market, By Technology, 2017 - 2028 (USD Million and Units)

  • Powered Dental Chair
  • Non-powered Dental Chair

Market, By Operation, 2017 - 2028 (USD Million and Units)

  • Electromechanical
  • Hydraulic
  • Electric
  • Manual
  • Pneumatic
  • Electropneumatic
  • Mechanical   

Market, By Configuration, 2017 - 2028 (USD Million and Units)

  • Portable
  • Non-portable
    • General Dental Chair
    • Pediatric Dental Chair
    • Exodontics Dental Chair

Market, By Dental Speciality, 2017 - 2028 (USD Million and Units)

  • General Practice
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Pathology
  • Others

Market, By End-use, 2017 - 2028 (USD Million and Units)

  • Dental Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Austria
    • Sweden
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • Hungary
    • Norway
    • Switzerland
    • Poland
    • Turkey
    • Belgium
    • Bulgaria
    • Czechia
    • Ireland
    • Greece
    • Croatia
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Netherlands
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Slovenia
    • Slovakia
    • Belarus
    • Georgia
    • Macedonia
    • Serbia
    • Ukraine
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Indonesia
    • Bangladesh
    • Kazakhstan
    • New Zealand
    • Pakistan
    • Philippines
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
    • Thailand 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Columbia
    • Peru
    • Venezuela
    • Chile
    • Cuba
    • Ecuador 
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt
    • Qatar
    • Kuwait
    • Israel
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jordan


Authors: Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market size of dental chair crossed USD 1.7 billion in 2021 and is pegged to record a 6.5% CAGR up to 2028 led by the rising burden of oral diseases, such as periodontal diseases, malocclusion, dental decays & cavities, oral thrush, and others.

Dental chair mounted units, which accounts for close to USD 760 million in 2022 on account of advantages, like patient convenience and delivering satisfactory results, ceiling-mounted chairs, and mobile independent chairs, are widely used types of dental chairs.

Demand for powered dental chairs is expected to strike a growth rate of more than 6.5% through 2028 owing to the higher need for larger convenience and accuracy, and optimum precise control.

Dental clinics contributed a revenue share of over USD 1.17 billion in 2022 due to the rising awareness of oral health and the growing instances of dental visits in recent years.

The U.S. market is likely to surpass USD 373 million by 2028 owing to the rising acceptance of dental chairs, the higher burden of dental ailments, and the surging number of dental visits in the country.

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