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Dental Practices in the UK: Market Research Report

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Dental Practices Market Research Report | SIC Q86.230 | Mar 2017

Teething problems: Industry revenue has been limited despite increasing demand for services

IBISWorld’s Dental Practices market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Carlyle Group & Palamon Capital Partners LP Carlyle Group & Palamon Capital Partners LP market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 Investment Chapter

The industry combines high labour inputs with modest capital inputs, giving it a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every £1.00 operators spend on capital investment, £15.32 is spent on wages. Labour costs are high due to the personalised nature of services and the use of highly trained professionals. The level of training required to become a dentist is significant, with multiple years spent in higher education at a considerable cost to the individual. Dentists therefore command high levels of remuneration. Dental practitioners are also required to undergo rigorous testing before they can work with patients. Spending on dental equipment is also considerable, boosting capital costs. Den.. purchase to read more


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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 dentistryPrivate dentistry
Industry Activities
Practising general dentistryPractising specialised dentistryPerforming dental surgery

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