Dental Practice Management Software Market Size By Component (Scheduling, Patient Communication, Invoice/Billing, Payment Processing, Insurance Management, Dental Charting), By Delivery Mode (On-premise, Web-based, Cloud-based), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

Published Date: Jul 2021  |  Report ID: GMI463  |  Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 140   |   Base Year: 2020




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Industry Trends

Dental Practice Management Software Market size exceeded USD 1.3 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 13.5% between 2021 and 2027. Rapid growth of geriatric population is set to dramatically impact the market growth, since the number of dependent elderly persons requiring dental care is increasing.
 

Dental Practice Management Software Market Overview

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However, the shortage of skilled IT professionals may adversely affect the dental practice management software market expansion. The rapid adoption of information technology and an aging workforce has led to demand-supply imbalances of skilled IT professionals globally. The world will face a major technology talent shortage in the next five years, thereby hindering the industry growth. As per the European University Institute report, the Spain may lose 30% of its young IT workers due to a demographic decline in the population. The survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics concluded that the U.S. employers are witnessing difficulty to find trained healthcare IT professionals.
 

The emergence of COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health concern and has led to an increased number of hospitalizations. In order to control the spread of the virus, national lockdowns and emergencies were declared in numerous countries. Scheduled dental appointments and the majority of oral health issues were referred to as non-emergent. This led to the suspension of dental procedures assuming the risk involved owing to transmission. For instance, as per the American Dental Association, in the U.S., in 2020, the dental spending was reduced to around 66.5% during this pandemic. Thus, the unprecedented effect of COVID-19 has affected the use of dental practices management software.
 

However, intensive efforts are being made by various dental practice management software market players as well as dental associations in order to restore the flow of dental procedures to pre-pandemic levels. For instance, the British Orthodontic Society’s COVID-19 Orthodontic Emergency Protocol resolves various common problems of the patients and trains patients to address these problems. Additionally, decreasing number of COVID-19 patients in various regions and opening of dental clinics are predicted to drive the market significantly in the near future.
 

Greater awareness and focus on oral health in the U.S. and Europe are slated to enhance the dental practice management software market progression

Oral health has improved significantly over the past few years, attributed to the increasing awareness regarding the importance of maintaining oral health for overall wellbeing. As the World Health Organization recognizes oral health to be of primary importance, various government bodies are coming forth with awareness programs, thereby stimulating the dental practice management software market expansion. For instance, the British Dental Association partnered with Colgate during the Oral Health Month to raise awareness regarding the importance of oral health in children.
 

As a part of this campaign, Colgate distributed 300,000 oral health packs containing resources designed to help children understand the importance of good oral health from an early age. The American Dental Association also responded to the need of dramatically increasing oral health literacy and access to preventive and restorative care among underserved populations, by launching a project to produce community health workers for oral health. The Department of Health and Public Health England has also invested heavily in a national oral health program to augment improvements in children’s oral health in England, thereby assisting in the business growth. The NHS England and Health Education England also ensure that all children with advanced tooth decay have timely access to dental healthcare.
 

Innovations and advent of novel technologies in dental practice management software is expected to accelerate the market revenue

The scheduling segment in the dental practice management software market was valued at more than USD 259 million in 2020 led by the multiple advantages such as provide function of automating the appointment reminder and confirmation processes with e-mails and SMS for fast and efficient communication with patients. The scheduling module is considered as one of the preliminary features in the dental practice management software that allows dentists to schedule the check-ups and appointments efficiently. In the crowded dental marketplace, dentists need to operate efficiently and offer a high level of customer service to stand out from the competition. Scheduling appointments using dental practice management software offers greater convenience to clients and allows them to book appointments at any time.
 

Increasing preference for web-based software among dental clinic is estimated to fuel the industry value

Dental Practice Management Software Market Size

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The web-based segment accounted for 41% of the dental practice management software market share in 2020. The dominant revenue share is primarily attributed to web-based dental practice management software which can be accessed anywhere over network connection using an internet protocol, while the database and software is stored on a central server instead of desktop. Increasing usage of such dental practice management software in dental practice business for reporting, billing, scheduling, patient charting, and treatment planning is poised to boost the dental practice management software market revenue. For instance, Curve Dental is a web-based dental practice management software that can be used with any operating system on any computer. Maxident is another web-based dental practice management software that allows users to run numerous practices with features including employee reminders, automated tasks, electronic records, etc. Also, web-based dashboard permits operators to assess main metrics as well as track day-to-day schedules.
 

Rising government funding to introduce innovative healthcare IT services in the North America region will spur the regional growth

Global Dental Practice Management Software Market

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U.S. dental practice management software market captured over 88% of revenue share in 2020 on account of the increasing geriatric population suffering from dental diseases. For instance, as per the CDC, around 65% of adults aged 18 and above visited a dental office in 2019. According to a report on oral health by the U.S. Surgeon General, around 25% of people aged 65-74 are suffering from periodontal disorder, and at any given time 5% of Americans aged 65 and older live in a long-term care facility for appropriate dental care. Thus, increasing dental ailments and dental visits is set to drive the use of dental practice management software significantly. Furthermore, greater awareness and focus on oral health in the U.S. is expected to influence the acceptance rate. In the U.S., the CDC funds around 20 states and one territory to improve coordination of school sealant and basic oral health infrastructure programs. Such large funding has encouraged the healthcare IT industry, leading to rising usage of dental practice management software by the dentists.
 

Germany dental practice management software market was valued at USD 84 million in 2020 impelled by the strong emphasis to establish novel strategies to enhance access to dental care facilities and improve the overall oral health of children & adults. For instance, in Germany, innovative methods have been introduced to improve the monitoring of oral ailments and other related conditions, thereby propelling the dental practice management software market demand. In recent years, the awareness related to the importance of maternal oral health and its potential effect on the child is surging positively across the country.
 

Strategic initiatives implemented by major market players will foster the business growth

Some of the major companies operating in the dental practice management software market are Henry Schein, Inc. Patterson Companies, Inc., Carestream Dental, Curve Dental, and Quality Systems, Inc. among others. This major market participants focus on strategic collaborations, mergers and partnerships in order to expand their business and launch of new software solutions to strengthen the service portfolio. Moreover, these leaders are investing in research and development activities that allow these players to garner maximum revenue share.
 

Recent industry developments:

  • In June 2021, Curve Dental announced partnership with Dental Intelligence to gain access to its online scheduling solution LocalMed. This collaboration is intended to facilitate dental practices incorporating Curve Dental's practice management software enabling patients to confirm appointments virtually. This strategic move will offer competitive advantage to the company.
     
  • In May 2021, Henry Schein announced development of its axiUm Dental Software by incorporating Dental and Medical Patient Records. The novel module termed as Consistency of Care offers better interoperability and information sharing of Electronic Health Records among dentistry and medicine. This strategic move will allow company to offer their target market a service with higher value than industry competitors.
     

Dental practice management software market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2016 to 2027, for the following segments:

Market, By Component 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)

  • Scheduling
  • Patient Communication
  • Invoice/Billing
  • Payment Processing
  • Insurance Management
  • Dental Charting
  • Others

Market, By Delivery Mode, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)

  • On-Premise
  • Web-based
  • Cloud-based

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Ukraine
    • Switzerland
    • Belgium
    • Austria
    • Czech Republic
    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market size was valued at USD 1.3 billion in 2020 and it is expected to register a CAGR of over 13.5% through 2027.
Scheduling segment generated more than USD 259 million during 2020 due to benefits like automating patient appointments.Scheduling segment generated more than USD 259 million during 2020 due to benefits like automating patient appointments.
Web-based segment captured around 41% revenue share in 2020.
U.S. market held more than 88% of revenue share in 2020 on account of increasing geriatric population suffering from dental problems.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jul 2021
  • Pages: 140
  • Tables: 96
  • Charts / Figures: 14
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Countries covered: 33

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