As patients become more cost- and value-conscious, they prefer evidence-based and objective treatment. Caries detection devices are one way in which practitioners are able to provide this type of care. Through these devices, practitioners are able to more easily convince their patients of the need to undergo restorative procedures or practice better dental hygiene. Demand for caries detection devices will continue to grow over the forecast period because of the competitive pressure that this will place on dentists who practice in a more traditional way. As these products become more commonplace in dental practices, it will eventually be used more frequently by hygienists in their practices to provide greater diagnostic capabilities.