Dental Dam Market Size will foresee substantial progression between 2022 and 2028 owing to the growing instances of neurological diseases worldwide. According to PAHO (Pan American Health Organization), the prevalence of neurological conditions regionwide contributed to 533,172 deaths, out of which 213,129 accounted for men, and 320,043 for women.
The surging awareness regarding oral hygiene has led to the optimum patient preference for precise and efficient dental surgeries. The rising rate of diagnosis as well as treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, along with higher R&D investments, will positively impact the market growth.
Dental dams are protective sheets with a hole in them, placed over the treatment area for isolation to help prevent the spread of bacteria during dental procedures.
The inadequate product awareness and their possible applications in patient hygiene and surgery along with stringent regulations may restrict the market progression. However, technological advancements and the presence of financially supportive reimbursement policies along with the low cost of dental dams will play an ideal role in the industry expansion.
With regards to product type, the dental dam market share from dental dam sheets, which is further segmented into latex-based and non-latex-based, will grow in the near future. The demand for latex-based sheets will augment with the intensifying healthcare expenditure and soaring need for eco-friendly products. These dental dams witness higher usage by professionals in dental procedures on account of their lower material cost. In non-surgical procedures, they offer an easy and lowest-cost method that isolates the teeth while protecting the patient and the dental professional.
Based on application, the dental dam market share from patient hygiene segment will expand with growing concerns over sexually transmitted diseases caused through the oral route. Apart from acting as safe pieces of equipment that are largely employed by dentists and endodontists, the product increases the level of protection, further complimenting the segment progression.
Regionally, Asia Pacific is likely to emerge as a profitable ground for dental dam products through 2028 due to factors, like the higher need for user satisfaction and lower costs. The increasing advancements in healthcare systems, along with growing consumer household incomes and higher demand for enhanced dental dam reliability will drive the regional market growth.
Europe dental dam market is anticipated to see inclination with the presence of improved health care infrastructure, and higher technological advancements in the region. The rising burden of sexually transmitted and neurological diseases will also contribute to increased market share. The initiation of customer-focused strategies by the regional industry players to cater to the growing consumer expectations will add to the product demand spurt.
The dental dam market comprises the presence of key participants, including Hedy Canada (AMD Medicom Inc.), Zirc Dental Products, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Kulzer GmbH (Mitsui Chemicals), Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co. (Cantel Medical Corporation), Sanctuary Dental Dam Systems, Den-Mat Holdings, LLC, COLTENE Group, Stanley Gomez Sdn. Bhd, and Elastomade Accessories Sdn. Bhd
These firms are constantly working on inorganic strategic measures, such as acquisitions, partnerships, R&D investments, and new product launches to gain more market share and reinforce their competitive market presence.
For instance, in January 2021, Steris Plc, a well-known medical equipment maker, bought Cantel Medical Corp for over $3.6 billion in order to expand its footprint in dental care as well as add endoscopy equipment to its product base.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the industry for dental dams significantly expanded considering the growing focus on limiting the infection spread. There was increased usage of rubber dams in reducing the risks of transmission of microbial pathogens in instances of dental aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs). The rising penetration of the products for surgical field isolation to prevent the COVID-19 exposure during tooth extraction also played an ideal factor for the market proliferation.
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