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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

The Dental Practices market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Improving economic conditions have led to rising demand for private services
  • Consolidation activity has helped to boost the average industry profit margin
  • Uncertainty following the EU referendum could lead to a reduction in demand for private treatment
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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

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... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real government consumption expenditure
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Current Performance
  • Filling a cavity
  • Competitive appetite
  • Brushing up
  • The root of the problem
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Teething problems
  • Getting technical
  • Consolidation continues
  • Table: Dental Practices Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dental Practices Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • General Insurance
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • NHS dentistry
  • Private 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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd
  • Table: Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Dental Practices Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A restorative crown is a protective shell that fits over a tooth.
  • Ebitda
  • Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation
  • 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.
  • Uda
  • Units of Dental Activity. 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Dental Practices market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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