Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Dental Chair Market

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Dental Chair Market

The Global Dental Chair Market was valued at USD 1.7 billion in 2021 and will be valued at USD 3.00 billion in 2030 expanding at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast year.

A dental chair is a specially designed medical device whose main function is to support a patient’s body during a dental procedure. Dental chair usually resembles a recliner but is articulated. The reason is that it is helpful for the dentist to recline the patient virtually in any position.

These chairs are set on a pedestal which can quite often swivel. It is also attached to a dental engine that is a companion device providing power, suction, and water.

Some of the main key factors that drives the growth of dental chair market include, rise in prevalence of dental infections &periodontal diseases, an increase in demand for dental care facilities, and the dental surgical procedures with technological advancements.

The high costs which is associated with advanced dental chairs and concerns that are related to dental insurance reimbursement are likely to hamper the market growth.

However, emerging economies are projected to offer significant profitable opportunities for the market players because of the advancements in the healthcare sector.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Dental Chair Market

Coronavirus was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan city in China. The disease caused by a virus, named, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), transmitted among human beings.

After spreading in China, the disease rapidly spread to other parts of the globe. COVID-19 caused various symptoms in patients ranging from common to serious symptoms. The common symptoms consisted of fever, dry cough, and fatigue and the serious symptoms included difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, and loss of speech or movement.

The virus also had high potential of lethality in geriatric population. It was declared by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. Also, only a few vaccines were received as emergency approvals for COVID-19 prevention. For maintaining social distancing, almost all the countries across the globe adopted nationwide lockdowns.

Because of the adoption of lockdowns, COVID-19 had a negative impact on the global dental chair market. There was a decline in the number of visits to the hospitals and clinics for dental purposes which led to a reduction of the demand for dental chairs.

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Taking the example of Dentsply Sirona, it reported that its net sales for the first quarter of 2020 were down in organic terms because of low patient volumes and elective procedures. This downfall trend was also observed in several other companies as well in the market.

Thus, it can be considered as a temporary downfall as there is still hope that market will further rise in terms of its revenue sale.

Key Trends of the Market

With a rise in the prevalence of oral diseases, it is projected that it will boost the business growth in the near future. Oral health disorders are generally considered among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases which can affect a significant proportion of the global population.

The rise in prevalence of these diseases can be due to the increase in acceptance of unhealthy eating habits, incorrect brushing techniques, smoking, and also an exposure to fluoride. Also, there are many people with untreated oral health disorders across the world who needs the dental check-ups. In several nations, the epidemiology and valuation of oral treatment are of national importance.

There are several advantages that are provided by dental chair mounted units that have helped in the growth of market progression. These units can be easily adjusted to match the patient convenience and deliver satisfactory results.

Also, the equipment offers mobility to certain extent and offers a broad range of functional versatility and the ability to employ a set of dental equipment on the console. Thus, these features grow the preference for this dental equipment.

Key Players to surge the Market Growth

Every market has its own major market players. The major players of the global dental chairs market include, Dentsply Sirona, A-dec, Takara Belmont, Planmeca Oy, Midmark Corporation, Alliage S/A, J. Morita Corporation, KaVo Dental (Envista Holdings Corporation), Osstem Implant Co., and Vic dental that will help to surge the market growth.

Market Segmentation

On the basis of Product

  • Ceiling Mounted Chair
  • Mobile Independent Chair
  • Dental Chair Mounted Unit

On the basis of Technology

  • Powered Dental Chair
  • Non Powered Dental Chair

On the basis of Operation

  • Electromechanical
  • Hydraulic
  • Electric
  • Manual
  • Pneumatic
  • Electropneumatic
  • Mechanical   

On the basis of End-Use

  • Dental clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centres
  • Others

Regional Segmentation of the Market

North America has dominated the market, as it accounts for a major share and is projected to witness a substantial growth in the future. This growth can increase the demand for dental chairs because of the need for minimal pain, reduction in chair time &precise diagnosis, and high consumer awareness with regard to the efficiency of therapeutic application.

Asia-Pacific is also projected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period because of the increase in awareness regarding oral health and rise in number of cosmetic procedures. The introduction of technologies, such as CAD/CAM of dental restoration procedures will boost the market growth during the forecast period.

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