Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Dental Services industry has benefited over the past five years from Australia's ageing and growing population. While many consumers pay for dental check-ups and procedures with their own income, others use private health insurance extras cover to subsidise the cost. Growing private health insurance coverage has therefore stimulated industry growth as patients are more willing to visit their dentist regularly and undergo expensive procedures. Consequently, industry revenue is forecast to rise by 3.5% annualised over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $9.6 billion.
Several significant Federal Government policy changes have been introduced over the past five years, with varied effects on the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Dental practitioners primarily provide treatment of caries, preventative and educative work, minor specialist treatment and referrals to specialists. Specialist dental service practices include oral surgery and work performed by specialists such as orthodontists, periodontists and endodontists.
Preventative and diagnostic services
Preventative and diagnostic services are the most common procedures for which people attend the dentist. Services typically include periodic oral examinations, radiography (e.g. X-rays), teeth cleaning and sealant applications. These services are largely provided during regular check-ups. Over the past five years, this segment has been increasing as a proportion of revenue... purchase to read more