Over the past 50 years, dentists' understanding of common oral diseases has advanced significantly, making it much more common for people to retain their natural teeth throughout their lifetime. This promotes sustained demand for dental services from Britain's ageing population. People have also become more conscious of their health, which has further boosted demand. However, the UK dental industry is heavily dependent on government funding, which has been constrained in recent years because of the squeeze exerted on the government's finances due to the ballooning national debt. More recently, reforms to the health-care system have also pressured industry finances.
This industry includes health providers that practice general or specialised dentistry or dental surgery. These practitioners operate private or group practices in their own offices or in alternative facilities, such as hospitals.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.