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), By Operation (Electromechanical, Hydraulic, Electric, Manual, Pneumatic, Electropneumatic, Mechanical), By Configuration (Portable, Non-portable {General Dental Chair, Pediatric Dental Chair, Exodontics Dental Chair}), By Application (Examination, Surgery, Orthodontic), By Dental Specialty (General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Pathology), By End-use (Dental Clinics, Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Jan 2020  |  Report ID: GMI3446  |  Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 1000   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry trends

The dental health disorders showing the highest rate of prevalence are dental caries, periodontal disease, and malocclusions. Dental caries or cavities cause breakdown of teeth due to bacterial acids; they result in tooth pain; difficulty in eating and require dental fillings. Dental caries is the most prevalent dental disorder and is caused by unhealthy dietary habits. Periodontal disease is an infection of gum tissue, caused by poor brushing habits. While malocclusions are problems with misalignment of teeth, that result in a perceived lack of aesthetic appeal and problems with digestive health. Increasing prevalence of these disorders, along with growing awareness of dental health will significantly increase the number of patients undergoing examinations or dental procedures, propelling the dental chair market growth over the analysis timeframe.

Dental Chair Market 2020 - 2026

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A dental chair is a specifically designed medical device that supports a patient’s entire body like a recliner, it is articulated, allowing the dentist to adjust the angle of recline to any position. They allow a dentist to perform dental procedures such as examinations, extractions and oral surgery. The first chair dates to 1867, when an all-wood chair, featuring a footrest, recline was patented to use at the dentist’s office. Modern chairs feature antimicrobial films to reduce risk of infection, feature intraoral cameras to allow improved imaging, and thin chair backs to allow better access. Focus of market players such as Dentsply Sirona and A-dec on innovation, product advancements along with increasing dentist practices are some of the major factors boosting the dental chair industry growth.

Growing demand for technologically enhanced comfortable dental chairs will boost the product demand thereby augmenting the market growth

Rising demand for comfortable dental units that will help the patient relax during the dental procedures, is a major factor responsible for stimulating the market growth. A dental chair is the cornerstone of any dental practice and traditionally features a reclining chair and trays to hold instruments. Recent technological advancements such as touch screens, imaging systems and comfortable sitting position has resulted in augmenting the demand and adoption rate of the dental chairs, fuelling the market growth. the dentist while making the patient comfortable. However, high costs associated with the dental chairs might impede the market growth. Moreover, apathy about dental procedures in certain parts of the world is another factor restricting the dental chair industry growth.

The ergonomic advantages offered by the ceiling mounted dental chair units will enhance the industry growth in the near future

Global Dental Chair Market Size

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The product segment includes ceiling mounted chairs, mobile independent chairs and dental chair mounted units. The ceiling mounted dental chair market size was valued at around USD 840 million in 2019 and is expected to show lucrative growth over the forecast timeframe. The high growth can be attributed to the ease of maintenance of these chairs as the lights are separated from the chair and their relatively lower cost of acquisition. Furthermore, the mounted lights offer greater flexibility over the portable versions. These factors will result in augmenting the demand for the ceiling mounted dental units, boosting market growth. 

Recent technological advancements have resulted in manufacturing of novel powered dental chairs

The market is classified by technology as powered and non-powered. The powered segment includes chairs that use electric power for operation and lift technology. The powered dental chair market segment held a significant share in 2019 and will show a robust growth at 4.6% over the analysis timeframe. The growth is attributed to the advantages offered by powered dental chairs such as smooth, silent operation and ease of use. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will play vital role in augmenting the demand and adoption rate of the product, driving the industry growth.

Operational advantages and high-performance capabilities of electromechanical dental chairs will drive the market growth

Based on operation, the market is classified as electromechanical, hydraulic, electric, manual, pneumatic, electropneumatic, and mechanical. The electromechanical dental chairs market held the highest market share at 30% in 2019 and are projected to show similar trend over the forecast period. Electromechanical chairs use a combination of electric motors to control the movement and positioning of the patient as per the dentist. Factors such as precise control and accurate patient positioning, ease of use and comfort will contribute to segment growth.

Growing use of portable dental chair units to treat patients in remote areas will propel the market growth

By configuration, the market is bifurcated as portable and non-portable dental chairs. Non-portable chairs are further classified as general, pediatric, and exodontics dental chairs. The portable dental chairs market held a significant market share in 2019 and is estimated to witness a 4.7% CAGR over the projection period. Portable dental chairs overcome the limitation of dependency on fixed equipment, enabling dentists to treat patients in remote areas. Furthermore, transportation of geriatric patients to the dental office is a barrier for treatment, that can be eliminated by portable chairs. Hence, these factors will contribute to market growth in future.

Ubiquitous nature of the examination dental chairs is projected to boost the market growth over the forthcoming years

Based on applications, the dental chair market share is divided as examination, surgery, and orthodontic applications. Use of dental units for examination purpose held the highest market share out of all the other segments at 68% in 2019 and is expected to show significant growth over the forecast period. Increase in number of patients suffering from several oral health disorders and needing examinations as opposed to surgeries, increases the preference for examination chairs. Furthermore, examination chairs are needed at every office as opposed to specialist chairs. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will contribute to segmental growth.

Increase in number of pediatric dental patients and number of pediatric dentists across the globe will fuel the pediatric dental chair market growth

By dental specialty, the market for dental chairs is segmented into general practice, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, and dental pathology. The pediatric segment held a significant market share in 2019 and is forecasted to grow at 5.8%, making it the fastest growing segment. The growth can be attributed to rise in pediatric dental patients and focus of manufacturers to develop innovative solutions for pediatric patients. Furthermore, dental caries shows the highest incidence in pediatric patients. Hence, rising number of pediatric patients will propel the pediatric dental chair market demand in the forthcoming years.

Increase in number of individual dental practitioners across the globe will result in growing demand of dental chairs

The dental clinic segment was valued at around USD 1,200 million in 2019 and is forecasted to show similar trend over the forecast timeframe. Growing understanding of dental health, and an increased awareness of dental aesthetics are turning people to dental practice as a means of lucrative business. Also, growing number of dental practitioners in the developing regions will result in high demand for dental chairs from the dental clinics, fueling the industry growth.


Large number of people with untreated dental disorders will result in creating lucrative market growth opportunity in the Asia Pacific region

Europe Dental Chairs Market

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The Asia Pacific dental chair market held significant share in 2019 and is forecasted to show rapid growth at 6.5% over the forecast period. Factors such as large number of populations with untreated dental disorders and increasing pediatric population will propel the market growth. Furthermore, an increasing awareness of dental health has led to a growing number of dental practitioners in the region. Emergence of low-cost manufacturers in China has enabled a greater number of people to purchase dental chairs. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will positively influence the regional industry growth.

A-dec is focusing on new product launches to consolidate their market position

Few of the notable players operating in the industry are Dentsply Sirona, A-dec, Takara Belmont, Planmeca Oy, Midmark and Vic dental. These market players are focusing on strategies initiatives such as geographical expansions and innovative product launches to increase the market share in the highly competitive dental chair market.


Recent industry developments:

  • In October 2019, Planmeca announced Compact i3, a new addition to their dental unit product portfolio. The strategic initiative assisted the company in expanding their product portfolio and further strengthen their market position.
  • In June 2019, A-dec announced the launch of A-dec 500 dental chair. The strategic product launch helped A-dec expand their product portfolio and cater to their large customer base with flexible integration and optimal access dental chair.

Dental chair market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million & volume in Units from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

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

By Technology

  • Powered Dental Chair
  • Non-powered Dental Chair

By Operation

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

By Configuration

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

By Application

  • Examination
  • Surgery
  • Orthodontic
  • Others

By Dental Specialty

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

By End-use

  • 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
    • Colombia
    • Peru
    • Venezuela
    • Chile
    • Cuba
    • Ecuador 
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt
    • Qatar
    • Kuwait
    • Israel
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jordan


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of dental chair exceeded USD 1.7 billion in 2019.
The industry share of dental chair will witness 4.5% CAGR from 2020 to 2026.
The powered dental chair segment held a significant market share in 2019 and is expected to achieve 4.6% gain over the analysis timeframe owing to the advantages offered by powered dental chairs such as smooth, silent operation and ease of use.
According to this report, electromechanical operation segment is leading the industry growth, which was 30% of the overall market share in 2019 and is projected to show similar trend over the forecast period.
The dental clinic application was valued at around USD 1,200 million in 2019, says a GMI report.
Asia Pacific shows the highest dental chair demand and is projected to show rapid growth at 6.5% over the forecast period.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jan 2020
  • Pages: 1000
  • Tables: 2582
  • Charts / Figures: 24
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Countries covered: 70

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