Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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 has promoted 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, NHS dentistry services comprise nearly 70% of revenue, so the industry is therefore heavily dependent on government funding. Funding has been constrained in recent years as the government limited expenditure to lower the national debt. More recently, reforms to the health-care system have also put pressure on industry finances. A... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of industry activity largely corresponds to population distribution and regional wealth in the United Kingdom. Dentists service areas based on need, therefore areas with high populations have a higher concentration of dentists. Affluence also has a bearing on the location of industry establishments.
London and the South East
These factors explain the high concentration of dental practices in London and South East, which account for 16.2% and 15.1% of establishments respectively. Economic activity is particularly strong compared to many other parts of the United Kingdom, resulting in median incomes being considerably above the UK average. Hig.. purchase to read more