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New Research On The Size Of The Dental Industry

New Research On The Size Of The Dental Industry

21st May 18

Summary —

The next edition of the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report is currently being prepared, a document that assesses the value of the market for dental products and its growth over the past decade.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

Providing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products with an understanding of the market in which they operate is a key objective for the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) and it’s in this context that the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report is prepared.

The Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report draws upon data from a range of government and non-government sources to construct a model of Australia’s dental industry.  The report estimates the value of the Australian dental industry market for the year 2016-17 (the most recent period for which data is available), and for the previous decade.

The report has been commissioned by Deloitte Access Economics and assesses not only the entire market but across fourteen sectors, these being:

Specialised dental products ―

. Anaesthesia products;
. Consumable products;
. Dental laboratory products;
. Equipment servicing and maintenance.
. Imaging equipment;
. Imaging products;
. Infection control products;
. Instruments and fittings;
. Orthodontic and restorative products; and
. Other dental equipment.

Over the counter products ―

. Over-the-counter products supplied to dentists; and
. Dental hygiene products supplied to retailers. 

Dental industry services  ―

. Dental laboratory services; and
. Professional services.

The Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report provides detail on the dollar value of these sectors and changes over the past decade.  The report also reviews the current environment in which the dental industry operates in Australia, reviewing both public and private expenditure on dental and oral health care which are both significant drivers of demand for the products and services supplied by the dental industry.

The Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report is just one of a number publications produced by ADIA that allows businesses in the sector to make informed decisions with the others including:

. Dental products business conditions survey
. Dental workforce geospatial mapping tool
. Dental workforce in numbers report
. Dental practice business conditions survey


The report will be made available at the August 2018 series of ADIA State Branch Briefings and a detailed review provided at the 2018 ADIA Dental Industry Connect Conference.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the Association's work to support to develop markets statistics and research team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-MSPC Market Statistics Projects Committee.

Further Information —

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Currency Of Information & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 21 May 2018 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here. 

This publication is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the ADIA logo, images and where stated.

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