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Dental Compressors Market Size By Product (Dental Oil-Free Compressors, Dental Lubricated Compressors), By Technology (Membrane-based Dental Compressors, Desiccant-based Dental Compressors), By Application (Scalers, Chair Valves, Handpieces), By End-use, & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5977
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
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Dental Compressors Market Size

Dental Compressors Market size was valued at around USD 356.2 million in 2022 and is projected to reach over USD 568.2 million by 2032. This incremental growth rate is owing to increasing prevalence of dental disorders coupled with rising awareness regarding availability of advance therapeutic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of dental ailments.

Dental Compressors Market

Additionally, technological advancements pertaining to dental compressors to deliver and purify high quality compressed air is expected to fuel the market progress. Factors such as the presence of experienced healthcare professionals, affordable costs of treatment, availability of highly sophisticated dental equipment, etc. will stimulate the overall industry expansion.

Dental compressors are medical devices intended to provide a continuous supply of compressed air during dental procedures. These compressors generate and store compressed air that is delivered to dental handpieces, air-driven instruments, and other devices used by dental professionals.


However, high cost of dental compressors can pose a significant challenge and may impede the dental compressors market gains in the coming years. The initial investment required to purchase dental compressors, especially those with advanced features and specifications, can result in financial challenges for dental clinics, particularly smaller practices or those with limited budgets. For instance, the cost of dental compressors can range between USD 3,000 to USD 14,000 and can vary according to the technology used in these dental compressors. In addition to the initial purchase cost, dental compressors require regular maintenance, servicing, and replacement of components such as filters and lubricants.

COVID-19 Impact

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 had negatively influenced the dental compressors market revenue, specifically during 2020. The coronavirus outbreak proliferated the disease burden and hampered several global businesses including the healthcare sector, during initial phase of 2020. Several healthcare facilities globally experienced a significant decline in patient visits and elective procedures during the pandemic.

With fewer patients seeking dental care, the demand for dental compressors and other dental equipment decreased. The global supply chains were significantly disrupted due to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and manufacturing slowdowns. Although later the market recovered, thereby mitigating the initial impact. Furthermore, with a significant decrease in the number of COVID-19 infected patients, many healthcare facilities are gradually returning to pre-pandemic procedural volumes and resuming regular healthcare services.

Dental Compressors Market Trends

The increasing prevalence of dental disorders has led to a rising demand for dental compressors, which play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating various dental ailments. Dental disorders often require a range of procedures, including fillings, extractions, root canal treatments, and surgeries. According to data from the World Health Organization, approximately 3.5 billion people worldwide required dental procedures in 2020 due to dental disorders. These procedures rely on dental compressors to power handpieces, air-driven instruments.

The integration of advanced features and capabilities in dental compressors has contributed to improved efficiency and effectiveness in dental treatments. Additionally, there is growing awareness regarding the importance of oral health and the need for dental treatments. This increased awareness, coupled with the rise in medical tourism for dental procedures, has further fuelled the demand for dental compressors.

Dental Compressors Market Analysis

Dental Compressors Market Size, By Product, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on product, the dental compressors market is segmented as dental oil-free compressors and dental lubricated compressors. The dental oil-free compressors held a dominant market share with over 59% in 2022. This high market share is owing to several clinical benefits offered by these compressors in effective management of dental procedures. Oil-free compressors are intended to produce clean and pure compressed air that helps to prevent the introduction of oil particles into the dental handpieces and air-driven instruments. These compressors potentially reduce the risk of contamination of air and mitigate the adverse reactions in dental instruments. Additionally, these instruments prevent the accumulation of oil residue, thereby extending the product lifespan.

Based on technology, the dental compressors market is segmented as desiccant-based dental compressors and membrane-based dental compressors. The desiccant-based dental compressors segmented was valued around USD 229.5 million in 2022. Desiccant-based dental compressors utilize desiccant materials, such as silica gel or activated alumina, to remove moisture from compressed air.

Dental instruments, such as handpieces, air scalers, and ultrasonic devices, rely on dry compressed air for optimal performance. Desiccant-based compressors effectively remove moisture from the compressed air, ensuring a dry and moisture-free air supply. This technology provides a consistent supply of dry air, promoting reliable and precise operation in procedures such as dental implant, caries treatment, etc. thereby enhancing overall treatment outcomes. Additionally, protection against corrosion, improved infection control, among others.

Based on application, the dental compressors market is segmented as scalers, chair valves, handpieces and others. Scalers held a dominant market share is forecasted to grow at 4.9% CAGR by 2032. Dental scalers require high-frequency vibrations or ultrasonic waves to provide a reliable source of compressed air. Dental compressors supply the necessary air pressure to drive the scaler's mechanism, ensuring consistent and effective performance. Dental scalers powered by compressors offer enhanced patient comfort during scaling procedures and prevent excessive heat build-up during prolonged use. Furthermore, scalers provide greater patient compliance, increased productivity, infection control, and compatibility with a variety of scaling tips, resulting in high-quality dental care.

Dental Compressors Market Share, By End-use, 2022

Based on end-use, the dental compressors market is segmented as hospitals, dental clinics and others. The dental clinics share is projected to grow at 4.2% CAGR by 2032. This high market share is owing to the availability of advanced dental compressors for the diagnosis and treatment of varied dental ailments. Enhanced operability and accessibility to comprehensive range of treatment is expected to drive the business revenue. The increasing prevalence of dental diseases coupled with availability of specialty dentists in these healthcare facilities to offer varied and advanced therapies will fuel the segmental revenue during the analysis period. Rising patient appointments to dental clinics owing to the availability of specialist oral surgeons will accelerate the segmental progression.

North America Dental Compressors Market Size, 2020 - 2032 (USD Million)

The North America dental compressors market share is predicted to reach around USD 209.0 million by 2032. This market share is attributable to numerous variables including the presence of key market players, an increasing prevalence of dental disorders, and rising awareness regarding the benefits of dental compressors for diagnosis and treatment of several dental ailments among others.

For instance, according to the CDC data, in 2021, around 25% adults in the U.S. suffered from untreated tooth decay. This rising incidence rate of dental diseases has fostered the demand for dental compressors. Additionally, expanding geriatric population, that are more susceptible to periodontal disorders. As the elderly population grows, the prevalence of dental issues increases, necessitating a higher number of dental procedures and treatments.

Dental Compressors Market Share

Some of the major players operating in the dental compressors market are :

  • Air Techniques
  • Aixin Medical Equipment Co, Ltd
  • Dental EZ Group
  • Durr Dental
  • Fedesa
  • Foshan Core Deep Medical
  • General Air Products, Inc.
  • Gnatus
  • Kaeser Dental
  • Metasys Medizintechnik GmbH
  • Midmark Corporation
  • Quincy Compressors
  • Slovadent and Tech West Inc.

Dental Compressors Industry Leaders:

  • In May 2022, DENTALEZ, Inc. announced the launch of a series of dental products including Aeras Dental Air Compressor. This compressor is incorporated with advance compressing technology with dual voltage and internet-enabled monitoring. This innovative product launch helped the company to enhance their product portfolio and increase their business revenue.
  • In February 2022, Midmark Corp. announced a strategic partnership with Bien-Air Dental SA, a manufacturer and provider of dental and surgical applications. This partnership is intended to integrate Bien-Air’s latest electric handpiece solutions into Midmark’s dental delivery equipment for a more complete operatory ecosystem. This strategic partnership helped the company to enhance their R&D capabilities and increase their market presence.

Dental compressors market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million  and Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million & Units)

  • Dental Oil-Free Compressors
  • Dental Lubricated Compressors

By Technology, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Desiccant-based Dental Compressors
  • Membrane-based Dental Compressors

By Application, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Scalers
  • Chair Valves
  • Handpieces
  • Others

By End-use, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Dental Clinics
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Chile
    • Peru
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • Egypt
    • Turkey


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market size for dental compressors was around USD 356.2 million in 2022 and will reach over USD 568.2 million by 2032.

Dental oil-free compressors held a dominant market share of over 59% in 2022 owing to several clinical benefits offered by these compressors in the effective management of dental procedures.

North America dominated the dental compressors market and will reach around USD 209 million by 2032 attributed to numerous variables including the presence of key market players and an increasing prevalence of dental disorders.

Air Techniques, Aixin Medical Equipment Co, Ltd, Dental EZ Group, Durr Dental, Fedesa, Foshan Core Deep Medical, General Air Products, Inc., Gnatus, Kaeser Dental, Metasys Medizintechnik GmbH, Midmark Corporation, Quincy Compressors, Slovadent, and Tech West Inc. among others.

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