Global Dental CAD/CAM Market Will Grow Strongly to $540 Million by 2016

Global Dental CAD/CAM Market Will Grow Strongly to $540 Million by 2016

Posted on July 30, 2012

TORONTO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the global dental CAD/CAM system market will grow strongly to reach a value of more than $540 million by 2016. This market will see particularly strong growth in its chairside segment. Furthermore, Japan will see stronger growth overall than Europe or the United States.

The dental CAD/CAM system market was affected by the global economic slowdown, but is resuming strong growth as economies improve. These improvements are being seen in the United States and Japan now, while European countries, particularly the United Kingdom and Italy, are not expected to see improvements until 2014 or later

The chairside segment, which permits dentists to have CAD/CAM functionality in their offices, will show the most significant growth worldwide. From around 50 percent of this market in 2010, chairside systems and intraoral scanners will hold nearly 60 percent of a much larger market by 2016.

As a result of demand from dentists for chairside systems, there will be a number of new competitors entering the market through 2016, which will lead to greater competition and a downward pressure on selling prices. The low penetration of CAD/CAM technology into the dentist office setting leaves significant room for growth, promising substantial revenue gains. In the US, for example, 3Shape’s TRIOS scanner will capitalize on dentists’ interest in replacing traditional impression-taking methods with digital techniques. The marketing of this intraoral scanner, along with new devices from Laserdenta, MHT (to be rebranded by Zfx and Clon 3D), Dimensional Photonics International and a.tron3d, will dramatically expand the market.

“The Japanese market will see the most dramatic growth through 2016,” said MRG Analyst Brady Baker. “This market is extremely underpenetrated, but at the same time has a large number of technologically savvy dentists who are seeking a marketable advantage in their practice. Because the ceramic dental restorations associated with CAD/CAM technology are not reimbursed by national health insurance, reimbursement cuts to competing traditional metal restorations will actually improve the relative cost of ceramics.”

Sirona continues to dominate the overall market, competing strongly in the laboratory segment and holding a significant majority of the global chairside system segment. The company will face increasing competition in the chairside market following the expected entry of additional competitors into several geographies by 2016.

Millennium Research Group’s Global Markets for Dental CAD/CAM 2012 report includes procedure, unit, average selling price and revenue information, along with market drivers and limiters and competitive landscape for laboratory and chairside dental CAD/CAM systems sold in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Japan.

About Millennium Research Group

Millennium Research Group (, a Decision Resources Group company (, is the global authority on medical technology market intelligence and the leading provider of strategic information to the healthcare sector. The company provides specialized industry expertise through multiclient market research, ongoing Marketrack™ projects, customer loyalty tracking, facility-level procedure forecasting, and customized solutions.

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