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Dental Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Dental Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8531 | Jun 2016

Tooth fairy: Expanding rates of private health cover have boosted revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Dental Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Dental Services industry has benefited 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 at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $9.2 billion.

The Federal Government has introduced several significant policy changes over the past five years, with varied effects on the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry are considered to be at a moderate level in the industry. The cost to establish a new practice can be upwards of about $400,000, representing a barrier for new players. New practices must pay for equipment, and establishing protocols and systems for a new practice. In difficult economic circumstances, finances to establish a new practice can be difficult to attain and present a further barrier to entry.

The training required to be a dentist is significant, especially for specialist practitioners. These practitioners must attain qualifications in addition to the basic tertiary dental qualification, as well as prescribed clinical experience. Typically, a Masters degree in the appropriate specialisation is required, plus two years of practice under supervision... purchase to read more


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What is the Dental Services Industry?

The industry comprises registered general or specialist dental practitioners. It also includes dental clinics, in which a group of dentists is associated for purposes of providing dental services. Dental hospitals providing outpatient services only are also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Restorative servicesPreventative and diagnostic servicesProsthodonticsOther specialist servicesOther services
Industry Activities
Dental clinic operationConservative dentistryDental hospital (outpatient) operationDental surgeryEndodontistryOral pathologyOral surgeryOrthodontistryPeriodontistryProsthodontistry

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