Open wide: Increased access to dental care and greater disposable income will boost industry revenue

The Dentists industry in the United States has benefited from favorable demographic trends, technological advances and mounting awareness of oral hygiene over the five years to 2017. Moreover, the industry as a whole is currently receiving more health insurer reimbursements than it has historically. As a result, profitability for clinics has improved over the past five years as more patients visited the dentist. Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to grow. Moving forward, the industry shift to dental practice management companies is expected to enable specialized dentists to group together to provide more in-house services at a single location, thereby bolstering patient referral volumes...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$129bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1.0m
Businesses
188,012
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As more people have dental insurance coverage, operators will gain more clients
  • Dentists will benefit from more health insurance providers stressing the role of oral health
  • Federal healthcare reform will likely increase the number of patients with access to dental care
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of dentists in the United States is closely connected to the economics of location; that is, it is largely influenced by the distribution of population, exposure to fluoridation, dental care input prices and household incomes. Medicaid funding is another major factor influencing the location of dentists.Rural vs. urbanThe number of dentists per 100,000 people is higher in large metropolitan cities than other areas, particularly rural areas. The top four regions with the largest number of industry establishments include the Southeast, West, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes, accounting for 21.6%, 21.5%, 16.6% and 14.2% of the total number of establishments, respectively. Although dentists are more concentrated in urban areas, 84.7% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dentists Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dentists Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Easy access for clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of people with private health insurance and Per capita disposable income in the Dentists industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dentists Industry?

    This industry includes health practitioners with Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Science (DDSc) degrees. Industry operators are primarily engaged in the independent practice of general or specialized dentistry or dental surgery. These practitioners operate private or group practices in their own offices (e.g. centers or clinics) or in the facilities of others, such as hospitals or HMO medical centers.

    Industry Products
  • Dental consultations and diagnostic services
  • Preventative services
  • Restorative dental services
  • Prosthodontics (fixed and removable)
  • Orthodontics
  • Surgical oral and maxillofacial services
  • Nonsurgical endodontic services
  • Industry Activities
  • Independent general dental practicing
  • Independent specialized dental practicing
  • Dental surgery
  • Dental examinations
  • Dental treatments
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Total health expenditure
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Opportunities from the aging population
  • Profitability and expanding coverage
  • Innovation and shift toward group practices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthcare reform
  • Demographic trends
  • Table: Dentists Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dentists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Health & Welfare Funds
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Restorative dental services
  • Preventative services
  • Dental consultations and diagnostic services
  • Other
  • Prosthodontics (fixed and removable)
  • Orthodontics
  • Surgical oral and maxillofacial services
  • Nonsurgical endodontic services
  • Chart: Dentists Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Tastes and preferences
  • Affordability

  • Major Markets
  • Private insurers
  • Patients' out-of-pocket expenditures
  • Government insurance
  • Other patient care
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dentists Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dentists

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dentists Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dentists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Dentists Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of people with private health insurance (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Dental Hygienist
  • A dental professional who specializes in cleaning the teeth by removing plaque, calculus and diseased gum tissue.
  • Dental Practice Management Company (Dpmc)
  • A company that provides administrative and operational services to multiple dentist practices.
  • Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • A facial surgeon responsible for treating a wide variety of dental problems, including the removal of impacted teeth and reconstructive facial surgery.
  • Orthodontist
  • A specially trained dentist who specializes in the development, prevention and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite and jaws.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Dentists market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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