Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Great progress has been made over the past few decades in understanding common oral diseases, such as tooth decay and gum diseases, which has helped pave the way for the expansion of the Dental Services industry. The ageing and growth of the Australian population, and people increasingly retaining their natural teeth, are key factors promoting the ongoing demand for dental services. The bulk of industry revenue is derived from the provision of general dental services, including restorative, preventative and diagnostic services. The Dental Services industry is forecast to generate revenue of $8.5 billion in 2013-14, representing growth of 3.1% from the previous year as the industry recovers from earlier shocks... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
General practice dentists primarily provide treatment of caries (i.e. tooth decay), 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 that people attend the dentist for. Services typically include periodic oral examinations, radiography (e.g. X-rays), teeth cleanings 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 as knowledge about the importance of dental health increases... purchase to read more