Worldwide, oral problems are more common in backward section of the population and almost every adult suffers from dental caries at least once in their lifespan. An approximate 60- 90% of school going children suffered from tooth decay and dental cavities as recorded in 2012. Periodontal diseases, commonly known as gum-related problems was found to be common amongst the people in the age group of 35-44 years worldwide and approximately 30% of the population under the age group of 65-75 years uses dentures or false teeth.
Despite the introduction of basic healthcare amenities in the country, Indian people continue to be affected by numerous dental diseases. Over the last few decades, the standard of living in India has undergone considerable changes owing to the growing disposable incomes and rising education levels across India. At present, India has more than 70-90% of the population reporting dental problems at least once in their lifetime. Roughly, one amongst every three people do not have access to advanced dental care solution in the country.
India dental care services industry, an important part of the Indian healthcare system has witnessed incredible development in the past few years and has emerged as an independent sector within the overall Indian healthcare industry in the recent years. India’s dental education system, services’ quality and treatment affordability are considered favorable for the domestic dental care services market in comparison to other countries. In spite of these crucial success factors and existing dental facilities in the country, the market is still suffering from many issues and challenges. These include low awareness of dental healthcare amongst elder population, lower number of specialized dentists, lack of dental education infrastructure and many others. In addition, the lack of government support in promoting jobs amongst the dental graduates is another factor which affects the industry growth. It was observed that the majorly of the dental jobs in government sector remain vacant. Low dentists-to-population ratio in rural areas, little awareness of dental healthcare amongst elder population and less availability of the specialized dentists in the country will continue to be some of the others major concerns of this market in the near term.
However, it is believed that the future of the dental care services market in India is expected to flourish in the long run due to growing awareness about oral health amongst the Indians, especially amongst the urban section of the society. Others factors such as more sophisticated dental treatments and growing number of dental clinics, increasing number of dentists are also expected to drive the industry’s growth in the near future. Growing urban disposable incomes is also likely to be the prime factor responsible for augmenting the expansion of dental care services proceeds over the next five years. Realizing the growth potential of the dental industry and importance of oral healthcare issues, the government has also provided support in alliance with the major associations in the field of dental care such as community health care services and national oral health programme for all age groups in the country.
According to the research report, India Dental Services Industry Outlook to 2018- Rising Demand for Quality Dental Treatments to Escalate Growth, “despite the growth prospective that India dental care industry promises in the coming years, quality of education provided in the institutes will continue to pose as the biggest challenge of the industry in future.”
The report provides detailed overview on the Dental Services Market in India and helps readers to identify the ongoing trends in the industry and anticipated growth in future depending upon changing industry dynamics in coming years. The report will help industry consultants, dental chains to align their market centric strategies according to ongoing and expected trends in the future.
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