Baring teeth: Industry competition is projected to intensify as dentist numbers rise

Australia's ageing and growing population has supported the Dental Services industry over the past five years. In contrast with other health services, the Dental Services industry is predominantly privately funded. While most individuals pay for dental check-ups and procedures with their own income, some use private health insurance extras cover to subsidise the cost. Rising private health insurance uptake has stimulated industry growth, as patients with private health cover are more willing to visit their dentist regularly and undergo expensive procedures. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2018-19, to $10.8 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 2.0% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising private health insurance uptake has stimulated industry revenue growth
  • Dental health policy changes have affected the industry’s operating environment
  • Increased competition is anticipated to intensify industry price pressures over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of Dental Services industry activity by state and territory is largely influenced by population distribution, population's age profile, household income distribution and demand response to increased service provision. The extent of public dental services, which varies among jurisdictions, affects the demand for private dental services, and private activity distribution. Dental health standards in a jurisdiction also affects industry activity. Some dental practitioners are attracted to large cities for personal lifestyle reasons.Australia's three most populous states, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, account for the majority of industry enterprises and dental practitioners. Sta...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dental Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Dental Services are:

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private health insurance membership and Population aged 50 and older in the Dental Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dental Services Industry?

    The industry includes registered general and specialist dental practitioners. The industry also includes dental clinics, through which multiple dentists associate to provide dental services, and dental hospitals that only provide outpatient services.

    Industry Products
  • Restorative services
  • Preventative and diagnostic services
  • Prosthodontics
  • Other specialist services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Dental clinic operation
  • Conservative dentistry
  • Dental hospital (outpatient) operation
  • Dental surgery
  • Endodontistry
  • Oral pathology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontistry
  • Periodontistry
  • Prosthodontistry
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private health insurance membership
  • Population aged 50 and older
  • Real household disposable income
  • Number of dentists per 100,000 people

  • Current Performance
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Oral health standards
  • Government assistance
  • Private health insurance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Private health insurance
  • Table: Dental Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dental Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health Insurance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Preventative and diagnostic services
  • Other specialist services
  • Restorative services
  • Prosthodontics
  • Other services
  • Chart: Dental Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 24 and under
  • People aged 45 to 64
  • People aged 25 to 44
  • People aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dental Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dental Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dental Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dental Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Dental Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A dental term referring to tooth decay or cavities.
  • Endodontics
  • An area of specialised dentistry concerned with the pulp and tissue surrounding the root of a tooth.
  • Orthodontics
  • An area of specialised dentistry concerned with correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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