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German Digital Dental Solutions Market, Forecast to 2020

German Digital Dental Solutions Market, Forecast to 2020

Dental practices and dental laboratories in Germany have recognized the importance of adopting digital dental solutions. These solutions see substantial growth and are expected to continue their market expansion as business models and significant value offerings keep evolving in tandem with the fast-paced world of connected health. Digital dental solutions are also increasingly being utilized in diagnosis and restorative dentistry, especially in implants and oral treatment planning. Despite their higher efficiency and clinical effectiveness, the high cost of these solutions has been one of the key restraints for market growth, especially in solo practices. Dental practices and laboratories are moving towards digitization of their practices in order to improve the efficiency of their workflow and increase the accuracy. This drives the demand for digital dental solutions such as CAD/CAM solutions and digital imaging systems. On their part, vendors are launching new devices/scanners that will meet the needs of different types of dental practices and their workloads. Digital dental solutions also enable dental practices to decrease the turnaround time of devices manufactured in dental laboratories and improve diagnosis and impression accuracy while saving on costs in the long term. The biggest challenge for the market though is the high cost of digital dental solutions compared to the existing ones. As more than 75% of all dental practices are solo practices, affordability becomes a key criterion for adopting digital solutions. Moreover, software platforms of digital systems should be compatible with each other, enabling dental practices and dental laboratories to achieve a smoother workflow. The high investment cost and capital expenditure involved in procuring the hardware will continue to be the biggest challenge for adoption in the near term (3-5 years).

The adoption of digital platform by patients for education and communication is growing rapidly. On the other hand, the adoption by dentists or dental professionals is slow compared to patients/public. The demand for digital platforms from patients is likely to push dentists to adopt more digital technologies to reduce waiting times and improve the existing aesthetic options provided in the field of dentistry.

Research Highlights
The research service provides an overview of the digital dental solutions market (for the US and big five countries in Europe) and provides a 5-year forecast from 2016 to 2021. The unique value of this study is that it provides insights gathered from more than 350 end-users, including dental practitioners and dental laboratory technicians. The segments include intraoral scanners, extraoral scanners, intraoral imaging, extraoral imaging, CAD/CAM Milling systems, and 3D printers.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-The Growth of Digital Dentistry
    • Research Scope and Segmentation
  • Overview of the Digital Dental Solutions Market in Germany
    • Digital Dental Solutions-Overview of Resources and Facilities
    • Digital Dental Solutions-Market Size and Forecast in Dental Practices
    • Digital Dental Solutions-Overview of Installed Base and Equipment Replacement
  • Intraoral Scanners Market in Germany
    • Challenges in Adoption of Intraoral Scanners
    • Dentists' View on Buying Criteria for Intraoral Scanners
    • Dentists' View on the Reasons for Not Adopting Intraoral Scanners
    • Intraoral Scanners-Penetration in Dental Practices by Type
    • Patient Indications for Using Intraoral Scanners
    • Intraoral Scanners Market
    • Group Practices Were the Earliest Adopters and Have Very High Utilization Per Equipment in Comparison to Solo Practices
    • Adoption Trends of Intraoral Scanners by Scanner Type, Germany
    • Adoption Trends of Intraoral Scanners by Practice Type
    • Intraoral Scanners-Market Trends
      • Table Intraoral Scanners Market: Number of Procedures by Applications Per Year by Practice Type, Germany, 2016
      • Table Intraoral Scanners Market: Number of Procedures by Applications Per Year Per Facility, Germany, 2016
    • Market Share and Vendor Penetration of Intraoral Scanners
    • Intraoral Scanners Usage by Application
  • Chairside Milling Systems Market in Germany
    • Challenges in Adoption of Chairside Milling Systems
    • Adoption of Chairside Milling Systems by Facility Type
    • Dentists' View on Buying Criteria for Chairside Milling Systems in Germany
    • Dentists' View-Reasons for Not Adopting Intraoral Scanner in Germany
    • Chairside Milling Systems Penetration by Dental Practices by Type
    • Chairside Milling Systems Market
    • Chairside Milling Systems Procurement Decision Making
    • Adoption Trends for Chairside Milling Systems by Application
    • End-user Perspective on Chairside Milling Systems Trends by Practice Type
    • Comparison of Number of Procedures by Intraoral Scanners and Number of Devices Manufactured by Chairside Milling Systems
    • Market Share and Vendor Penetration of Chairside Milling Systems
    • End-user Perspective on Brand Adoption Trends of Chairside Milling Systems
  • Digital Intraoral Imaging Market in Germany
    • Complete Transition to ONLY Digital is Unlikely in the Short Term
    • Digital IO Imaging Penetration by Dental Practices by Type
    • Growth of Replacement Units is Driven by the Transition of Analog Systems to Digital, a Trend that will Decline Beyond 2020
    • Less than 25% of the Practices in Germany Have Completely Moved to Digital Intraoral Imaging
    • Public Practices Were the Earliest Adopters of Digital Imaging, but Private Practices Have the Highest Utilization Per Digital Imaging Equipment
    • Market Share and Vendor Penetration of Digital IO Imaging Equipment
  • Digital Extraoral Imaging Market in Germany
    • The Extraoral Market is Primarily Restrained by the High Capital Investment and Maintenance Cost
    • Nearly 60% of the Overall Practices in Germany Have a Digital Extraoral System
    • Digital Extraoral Imaging Market in Germany
    • Penetration Rate of Digital Extraoral Imaging Systems in Germany
    • Market Share and Vendor Penetration of Digital EO Imaging
  • Extraoral Scanner Market in Germany
    • Extraoral Scanners Market Challenges
    • Extraoral Scanners Penetration by Dental Practices by Type
    • Extraoral Scanners are Predominantly Used in Private Facilities
    • Adoption Trends for Extraoral Scanners by Applications
    • Market Share and Vendor Penetration of Extraoral Scanners
  • 3D Printers Market in Germany
    • 3D Printers Market Challenges
    • 3D Printers Penetration by Dental Practices by Type
    • 3D Printers to Gain Higher Adoption in Bigger Dental Facilities in the Next 5 Years
    • 3D Printers Utilization Rate
    • Market Share and Vendor Penetration of 3D Printers
  • Digital Dental Solutions Market in Dental Laboratories in Germany
    • Overall Dental Laboratories in Germany Serve Approximately 50 to 55 Practices
    • Private Solo Labs Have the Highest Demand and Utilization in the Country
    • Dental Laboratories-Market Size and Forecasts
    • Penetration of Extraoral Scanners in Dental Laboratories is 80% and is Expected to Reach 90% in the Next 2-3 Years
    • Dentsply-Sirona is the Leading Brand Among the Extraoral Scanners Used in Dental Laboratories in Germany
    • Penetration of CAD/CAM Milling Systems in German Dental Laboratories is 80%. Almost All Labs are Expected to Have These Systems in the Next 5 Years
    • The Dental Labs Market in Germany is Consolidated Among the Top Three Companies
    • Penetration of 3D Printers is Higher in Dental Laboratories in Germany with Approximately 20% of the Labs Across the Country Having a 3D Printer
    • The 3D Printers Market for Dental Laboratories is Opening Up. The Market Share of Leading Participants is Expected to be Diluted in the Next 5 Years
    • Adoption Trends of Milling Systems by Type
    • Dental Lab Chains Have the Lowest Turnaround Time
    • Outsourcing is Expected to Decrease by 30% in the Next 2-3 Years in Dental Laboratories in Germany
  • Growth Opportunity
    • Growth Opportunity-Collaborations and Partnerships from Vendors
    • Strategic Imperatives
  • Conclusion
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions

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