Digital Dentistry Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011 to 2017

$3600 - Single Copy or $7200 - Web Posting | Report # SH24762312 | 390 Pages | 182 Tables and Figures | 2011

Digital Dentristry: Aging Populations, Higher Patient Expectations, Lower Costs Driving Digital Dentistry Expansion

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Digital Dentistry
Dental x_rays digital
Crowns
Bridges
Dentures
Dental alloys
Porcelain powder
Computer aided design/computer aided manufacture
Dental CAD/CAM Systems
3D Dental Printers
Digital Dentistry x-Ray Software
Digital Radiography
Digital Dental Lasers
Digital Dentistry Scanners
Dental Laser and Diode Systems
Dental IT Consulting
Imaging Practice Management Integration
Dental System Implant Planning
CEREC Materials
CEREC CAD/CAM

Digital Dentistry Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011 to 2017

 

WinterGreen Research announces that it has a new study on Digital Dentistry Market Shares and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011-2017. The 2011 study has 390 pages, 192 tables and figures.

The markets for the digital dentistry products are highly competitive. The competitive factors are features, reliability, brand name recognition, distribution network, customer service, and price. The product cycles are shortening. Vendors work to develop, complete testing, obtain regulatory approval and sell commercial quantities of new products in a timely manner.

The digital dental CAD/CAM systems, digital dental x-ray, laser, and scanner markets are characterized by changing customer needs. Change relates to efficiencies provided by the technology. As the technology becomes improved, systems are more modern units are offered. Vendors are positioning to extend core technologies to new applications and anticipate and respond to emerging standards, business models, service delivery methods and other technological changes.

Digital Dental CAD/CAM systems are priced to sell equipment and software. Sales include the parts and printing services business. Services suppliers are operating on a local level. Success depends on the ability to enhance existing products and services. New products and services are introduced on a timely basis. Vendors seek to provide cost-effective solutions.

According the Susan Eustis, principal author of the study, "factors driving this market include achievement of higher capability for efficient care delivery by dentists. Fewer visits are needed to install crowns and bridges, creating incentive and ROI for practicing dentists to move to digital dentistry. Increased demand for better dentistry and more aesthetic outcomes is a significant market trend. Systems implementations are dependent on patients having disposable income that they are willing to invest in their teeth."

Research, manufacturing, and marketing resources are key aspects of market participation.

Dentists use a digital scanner to map out a patient's dental structure in digital dentistry. The scan is sent electronically to a server where the digital information is processed. Crowns and bridges are made efficiently. The dentist or labs fabricate the crown or bridge restoration according to the doctor's prescription. The digital process is faster and more precise than traditional methods.

Sub-segments of the global market for dental restorations are in-mouth fillings and out-of-mouth pre-shaped restorations. CAD/CAM-produced ceramic restorations represent a growing portion of the out-of-mouth restoration market. The number of out-of-mouth restorations prepared with CAD/CAM systems has increased substantially. The number of dental practitioners and dental laboratories using CAD/CAM technology has increased and will continue to do so at ever increasing rates of penetration.

Vendors are continuing to pursue a growth strategy that focuses on strategic initiatives:

The ability to grow 3D content-to-print solutions through global services depends on having trained, capable services representatives all over the world. This is not so easy. The strategy depends on combining organic growth with acquisitions. A services strategy is needed to enable imparting the latest technology to customers Services work may occur months or years in advance of customer abilities to invest in new printers. The opportunity to build brand awareness will pay off in customer loyalty in the long term, only if the brand has superior technology.

Accelerating 3D printer penetration through channel expansion and new products will provide a growing installed base to enable higher revenues from recurring sales of print materials and services. The ability to build a strong customer base depends in part on the ability to offer products at vastly reduced prices to buy the customer base in anticipation of building a supplies business. In some cases other companies are better able to manage a supplies business because the corporate culture and the customer contacts permit bundling a large number of different supplies.

Digital dentistry markets for low iron glass at $444.6 million in 2010 are expected to reach $1.2 billion by 2017. Growth is expected to achieve marked improvements in the efficiency of dentist clinician care delivery and the longevity of crowns and bridges.

Companies Profiled

Market Leaders
Sirona
Apteryx
Dentsply
Ratos / Vidar
3M ESPE
KaVo
Planmeca Group
Biolase Technology
Market Participants
3D Systems
3Shape
Able Electropolishing
Advantage Manufacturing Technologies
AstraZeneca Group
Autocam Medical
Cadblue
Danaher
Dental Technology Consultants
Dexis
DOT GmbH
Geomagic
Henry Schein
Implant Sciences Corporation
LVB Acquisition / Biomet
Mack Molding
National Dentex Corporation
Nobel Biocare
OpenCell BioMed
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Patterson Dental Company
Raymor
ROFIN
Straumann
Zimmer
Young Innovations
Westlake Plastics Company
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering--Purdue


Report Methodology

This is the 475th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing strategies, Internet software, a study of Push to Talk Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, Business Process Management, Servers, Blades, the Mainframe as a Green Machine, and Application Server markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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