The dental washer and washer disinfector market is growing due to the increasing demand for dental services, the rising incidence of dental diseases, and the growing preference for preventive dental care. The rising awareness of oral hygiene and the growing disposable income are also driving the market. In addition, the advent of new technologies and the rising number of dental clinics are providing a boost to the market. However, the high cost of dental washer and washer disinfectors and the lack of trained personnel are restraining the market growth.
Dental washer & disinfectors are specialized machines used for cleaning and disinfecting dental instruments. These machines are available in various types such as benchtop, undercounter, and freestanding models. The increasing number of dental clinics and hospitals globally is the major factor driving the growth of the dental washer & disinfectors market. In addition, the rising awareness about occupational hazards associated with poor infection control practices is also contributing to the market growth. However, the high cost of these machines is restraining the market growth to some extent.
The growing number of hospitals and dental clinics, the rising incidence of infectious diseases, and the increasing focus on sterilization and infection control are the major factors driving market growth.
However, stringent regulations regarding the approval of medical devices and the high cost of dental washers & washer disinfectors are restraining market growth to a certain extent.
A dental washer is a device that is used to clean and disinfect dental instruments. There are two types of dental washers: benchtop and undercounter. A benchtop dental washer is a small, compact unit that can be placed on a countertop or table. An undercounter dental washer is a larger unit that must be installed underneath a counter or in a cabinet. Dental washers use either steam or water to clean and disinfect instruments.
Dental washer disinfectors are devices that are used to clean and disinfect dental instruments. There are three types of dental washer disinfectors: benchtop, undercounter, and freestanding. A benchtop dental washer disinfector is a small, compact unit that can be placed on a countertop or table. An undercounter dental washer disinfector is a larger unit that must be installed underneath a counter or in a cabinet. A freestanding dental washer disinfector is a standalone unit that can be placed anywhere in the room. Dental Washer Disinfectors use either steam or water to clean and disinfect instruments
The global dental washer & washer disinfectors market is expected to reach USD 1.32 billion by 2031 from an estimated USD 0.71 billion in 2020, registering a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period (2021-2031). The increasing prevalence of dental diseases, growing demand for technologically advanced dental products, and increase in awareness about oral hygiene are some of the key factors driving the growth of this market.
One of the key restraining factors for the growth of this market is the high cost associated with dental washers and washer disinfectors. These devices are generally very expensive, which might limit their adoption in lower- and middle-income countries. In addition, these devices require trained personnel for their operation, which might be a challenge in resource-limited settings. However, with the increasing emphasis on infection control, the adoption of these devices is expected to grow in the coming years.
The Key players of the Dental Washer & Washer Disinfectors Market are listed as follows:
3. Midmark Corporation
5. Belmont Equipment Corporation
6. Dentamerica, Inc
7. Newmed Equipment Srl
8. Hager & Werken
9. Dentsply Sirona
10. Henry Schein, Inc
The Freestanding Dental washer-disinfectors segment to form major portion of the market
The segment that is expected to grow the most during the forecast period is freestanding dental washer-disinfectors. This growth can be attributed to the increasing number of dental clinics and hospitals globally. In addition, the increasing awareness of dental hygiene is also a key factor driving the growth of this segment.
Dental Applications segment to be on top of the marketThe dental applications segment is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the rising demand for dental washer & washer disinfectors from various end-users such as dental clinics, hospitals, and laboratories. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the growing number of dental procedures being performed globally, which has resulted in an increased demand for dental washer & washer disinfectors. In addition, the rising awareness about the importance of infection control and sterilization in dentistry is also driving the growth of this market segment.
North America to dominate the market
The North American region is expected to be the largest market for dental washer & washer disinfectors during the forecast period, due to the rising awareness about infections in dentistry and government initiatives for infection control in healthcare settings.
The European region is expected to be the second-largest market for dental washer & washer disinfectors during the forecast period, due to factors such as stringent regulations regarding healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs), growing number of private dental clinics, and increasing demand for advanced dental care services.
The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period, due to factors such as rapidly growing geriatric population, rising incidence of tooth decay, and increasing number of dental tourism destinations in countries such as India and China.
Covid-19 Impact & Market Status
The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the dental washer & washer disinfectors market.
The spreading of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in a decrease in the number of dental procedures being performed globally. This is due to the fact that dental procedures are considered elective and non-essential, and thus, patients are postponing their appointments. In addition, many dental clinics have been forced to close down due to government restrictions on non-essential businesses. These factors have resulted in a decrease in demand for dental washer & washer disinfectors globally.
However, the market is expected to recover post-COVID as people will resume their regular dental checkups and appointments once the situation normalizes.
Latest Innovations in the Global Dental Washer & Washer Disinfectors Market: A Snapshot
In 2019, Philips launched a new benchtop dental washer-disinfector with advanced features such as automatic loading and unloading of instruments, detergent dosing, and water softening.
In 2018, Steris Corporation introduced a new freestanding washer-disinfector with an advanced cycle that reduces instrument reprocessing time by up to 50%.
In 2018, Instrumentarium Dental launched a new entry-level benchtop model at a competitive price point. This is likely to have a negative impact on the margins of manufacturers operating in the market.
Dental Washer & Washer Disinfectors Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2032||USD 1.32 billion|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 7.5% during 2021-2031|
|Segment Covered||by Type, By Application, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||3M, Miele, Midmark Corporation, Tuttnauer, Belmont Equipment Corporation, Dentamerica, Inc, Newmed Equipment Srl, Hager & Werken, Dentsply Sirona, Henry Schein, Inc|
Key Segment of Dental Washer & Washer Disinfectors Market
By Type Overview 2021-2031, (USD Billion)
• Benchtop Dental Washer-Disinfectors
• Undercounter Dental Washer-Disinfectors
• Freestanding Dental Washer-Disinfectors
By Application Overview 2021-2031, (USD Billion)
• Dental Clinic
By Region Overview 2021-2031, (USD Billion)
• Rest of Asia Pacific
• Rest of North America
• Rest of Europe
Middle East and Africa