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General Report Contents
- Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
- Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
- Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
- Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
The dental laser market consists of two main segments: all tissue dental lasers and soft tissue dental lasers. The market for soft tissue lasers is further segmented into diode lasers, CO2 lasers and Nd:YAG lasers. The all tissue laser segment is also further segmented into fiber technology lasers, articulated arm lasers and direct delivery lasers; these lasers are ER:YAG or ER, CR:YSGG lasers which typically have a wavelength of 2,940 nm. Among all segments in the dental laser market, the most promising is diode lasers. This is a significant amount of units sold as lasers are still considered as a luxury item by dentists, and therefore the installed base of diode lasers will increase considerably over the next decade. However, the growth rate for unit sales will remain in the low to moderate range throughout the forecast period. The majority of dentists still see dental lasers as an unnecessary expenditure.
Reimbursement policies such as the ones established in the Netherlands also contribute to the low level of demand by removing reimbursement payments from procedures performed with lasers. Since diode lasers are a new technology relative to more traditional instruments such as the drill it is considered outside the scope of regular reimbursement schemes in most European countries, making usage costly for both the dentist and the patient. As dental lasers become more mainstream in dental offices and start to be considered by governments as a necessary part of dental procedures unit sales will improve and the market will grow at a faster pace. Nevertheless, this transition will take a long time, which may pose a challenge to dental laser companies in the upcoming years.
The full report suite on the European market for dental lasers includes soft tissue dental lasers and all-tissue dental lasers. Dental surgical lasers, especially all-tissue lasers, are quite expensive in relation to most other dental equipment purchases, but they compensate with their wide range of applications in both hard and soft tissue operations. They can be used for incisions, excisions, periodontal treatment and bone surgery. With the all-tissue lasers, the switch from soft to hard tissue applications is as simple as a change in settings. Additionally, dental lasers provide greater patient comfort during painful and invasive procedures. Traditional tools such as scalpels often cause trauma to the affected areas of soft tissue. With dental lasers, there is a significant reduction in bleeding of the gums and pain associated with the incisions; coagulation of the blood vessels is promoted from the thermal heating of the tissue, while the nerve endings are sealed off, which prevents the patient from experiencing excessive pain.
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