Dental software is used as computer technology by dental laboratories, dental professionals, academic and research institutions, and forensic labs to prevent, diagnose, treat, research, and examine oral health problems. Dental practice management software can help medical practitioners manage their daily tasks. Digital records and data may also contain communications for administrative and dental staff members who assist with filing and monitoring insurance claims.
In the past ten years, the dental industry has introduced several ground-breaking and cutting-edge technologies that are anticipated to help professionals in the field and patients in the years to come. A paradigm shift in the dental industry is also expected, moving away from a minimally invasive strategy based on remineralizing agents for tooth remineralization and toward a surgical-restorative strategy to treat dental caries. In addition, the introduction of augmented reality and artificial intelligence is anticipated to alter the dental industry.
In the upcoming years, these technologies are expected to help professionals enhance their skills and make more informed decisions about clinical practices, from patient record management and diagnostic imaging to early detection of malignant lesions and caries diagnosis. Therefore, the growth of the global dental software market will be fueled by the development of dental technology, which will likely increase the dental industry's reliance on digital systems, software, and tools.
Over the past ten years, the industry has witnessed an increase in chains, which has prompted global consolidation, particularly in the European and Asia-Pacific markets. These recently established chains have maintained market competition thanks to the recent low-cost offerings of Chinese digital solutions, which have impacted the operational economics of dental laboratories. Due to the growing opportunities for consolidating dental healthcare facilities, small dental healthcare facility chains are expanding throughout the European Union (EU). This expansion is fueled by private equity investments and a long-term commercial and strategic approach to dental healthcare in the region. Businesses that operate in the global dental software market have lucrative opportunities thanks to the ongoing consolidation among private players.
North America is the most significant shareholder in the global dental software market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.08% during the forecast period. North America has recently dominated the global dental software market, which is likely to continue during the forecast period. North America embraced dental software quicker and earlier than other continents. The way dental care is delivered in North America has been completely altered by dental software. It now covers every facet of dental workflow, including imaging solutions, laser equipment, management, administrative software, and analysis and diagnosis issues.
Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.13% during the forecast period. It is anticipated that the market for dental software in Europe will increase significantly due to growing private player consolidation, improving entry-level software solution quality and affordability, technological developments in the dental healthcare industry, and growing acceptance and preference for cutting-edge and innovative dental software-based services. The expansion of the regional dental software market is also anticipated to be fueled by the inclusion of digital dental software-based solutions in dental school curricula and strict government guidelines that support digital solutions to guarantee better quality and more efficient treatment.
The global dental software market’s major key players are Abeldent Inc, Dentimax LLC, Carestream Health, Inc, Ace Dental Software, Datacon Dental Systems, Danaher, Henry Schein, Inc, Imageworks Corporation, Open Dental Software Inc, Planmeca, Dentsply Sirona, Consult-Pro, Patterson Dental, and Medicloud.