Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Dental Services industry is underpinned by out-of-pocket payments from individuals, which have contributed to relatively steady revenue growth over the five years through 2014-15. While industry operators do not receive substantial government assistance, they profit from private health benefits being paid out. Many consumers have been able to reduce their out-of-pocket payments by taking up private health insurance extras cover over the past five years, which generally includes dental services. Australia's growing and ageing population has also contributed to industry revenue growth of a compound annual 1.5% over the past five years... 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 specialist dentistry procedures.
Preventative and diagnostic services
Diagnostic and preventative 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. This has been the result of an increased awareness of the importance of dental health... purchase to read more