The ageing and growth of Australia's population has benefited the Dental Services industry over the past five years, particularly older people who practised sound oral care in their younger years and still retain their natural teeth. While many consumers have paid for dental check-ups and procedures with their own income, others have used private health insurance extras cover to subsidise the cost. Growing private health insurance coverage has therefore stimulated industry growth as patients are willing to visit their dentist more regularly and undergo more expensive procedures.
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.
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.