Filling the gap: Private providers expand, supporting industry revenue growth

Operators in the Dental Practices industry provide a range of general and specialised dentistry and cosmetic dental services. As dentistry is widely regarded as an essential service in the United Kingdom, industry demand is relatively stable. However, due to NHS funding shortages, there has been a steady shift over the past five years towards private dental care. While private providers tend to be more expensive, they generally offer shorter waiting times, which has attracted a growing number of patients as disposable incomes have risen. Over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.1%, including a forecast rise of 1.3% in the current year, to reach £7 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising disposable income has resulted in increasing demand for private dental care
  • Private practices generate over half of industry revenue despite more patients being treated by the NHS
  • Rising demand for cosmetic treatments is set to be a key contributor to industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Most dentists in the United Kingdom provide both publicly subsidised and private dental services. The NHS provides some care to ensure consumers have access to a minimum level of service at a predetermined fee. Dentists that concentrate on providing private treatment tend to have a slightly different focus from those that mainly offer NHS services. The former are more likely to have longer opening hours and spend more time with patients.Private dentistryUntil the early 1990s, only a small proportion of dental services were administered privately. Although the private dental market took a hit following the financial crisis and downturn, private dentistry has benefited from robust growth in the past few decades. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dental Practices Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dental Practices Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real government consumption expenditure and Real household disposable income in the Dental Practices industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dental Practices Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
  • NHS dentistry
  • Private dentistry
  • Industry Activities
  • Practising general dentistry
  • Practising specialised dentistry
  • Performing dental surgery
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Population aged 65 years and over

  • Current Performance
  • Deep-rooted problems
  • Private popularity
  • Competitive appetite
  • Frequent visitors
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • EU uncertainty
  • Cosmetic surge
  • Getting technical
  • Table: Dental Practices Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Private dentistry
  • NHS dentistry
  • Chart: Dental Practices Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dental Practices 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 Practices

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dental Practices Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd, The British United Provident Association Ltd,
  • Table: Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: The British United Provident Association Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dental Practices 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 Practices 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 restorative crown is a protective shell that fits over a tooth.
  • Orthodontics
  • The correction and prevention of irregularities in the teeth and jaws.
  • Root Canal
  • A dental procedure to save a tooth by removing the diseased or injured tissue.
  • Units Of Dental Activity (Uda)
  • A system of measuring work conducted by NHS dentists. Annual NHS funding is based on how many UDAs a dentist has completed in a year.
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