Dental healthcare market Scenario of India


Oral diseases are a major public health problem, and their burden is on increase in many low- and middle-income countries.

Oral diseases are still a burden for developing countries such as India, especially among the rural masses. India is called as the “oral cancer capital” of the world attributed to its high intake of both smoked and smokeless tobacco products, strongly associated with oral neoplasm.

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  • Despite great achievements in oral health of populations globally, problems still remain in many communities all over the world

· Dental caries is still a major oral health problem in most industrialized countries, affecting 60-90% of school children and the vast majority of adults.

· It is also a most prevalent oral disease in several Asian and Latin-American countries, while it appears to be less common and less severe in most African countries.

· The disease level is high in the Americas but relatively low in Africa.

· More than 95% Indians suffer from gum diseases and over 50% in the country do not use a toothbrush.

  • Consumption of tobacco products (smoking, and smokeless form) has also increased in the recent years. Hence, oral pre-cancers and cancers are emerging as a major threat to younger people and are increasing to alarming proportion in India.


  • 700 A.D- A Chinese medical text noted the use of a silver paste as an amalgam to maintain oral health.
  • 1723- Pierre Fauchard, a French surgeon, published a book called The Surgeon Dentist, A Treatise on Teeth.
  • 1746- Frenchman Claude Mouton recommended white enamel for gold tooth crowns, and describes a gold crown and post to embed in the root canal.
  • 1790- The first known patent was granted for porcelain teeth as part of an oral health strategy.
  • 1832- Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber, which is adapted for oral health use as a foundation for false teeth.
  • 1844- Connecticut dentist Horace Wells began using nitrous oxide as anaesthesia in oral health care.
  • 1790 – American dentist Josiah Flagg invented a dental chair.
  • 1950s – Fluoride toothpastes were first marketed.
  • 1938 – The first toothbrush with synthetic (nylon) bristles was marketed
  • 1960 – An electric toothbrush (developed in Switzerland) first appeared in the United States.
  • 1989 – Commercial teeth-whitening products for home use were first marketed in the United States.
  • 1990 – The introduction of tooth-colored fillings and crowns and an increase in the popularity of cosmetic dentistry.


1. Reflect, an innovative mouth mirror system – by Dr. Akash Chakravarthy

Reflect is a pressure-operated water-repellant mouth mirror system aided by built-in LED for better illumination. It aims at reducing backache and prolonged operative time that plagues dentists.


  • Indians have relatively high incidence/prevalence of dental caries of permanent teeth and about 16% with periodontal problems.
  • It is well documented that there is an association of oral health with various systemic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, pregnancy, and its impact on quality of life.
  • This increase in prevalence of dental diseases is observed parallel to the rapid nutrition transition in the recent decades and may also be one of its consequences.
  • Most of these highly prevalent oral diseases are largely preventable and can be reduced through various health promotion and preventive measures.
  • The overall prevalence of dental caries is 63.9%. Dental caries prevalence is high among the girls (54%), among the lower socioeconomic class (41.7%), among those who consume mix diet (74.8%), among those who consumes junk foods (62.6%) at least once every day and among those who consumes dairy products (58.9%) at least once every day.
  • Dental caries is low in prevalence among those who consume fruits several times a week (6.1%), among those who brush their teeth twice/more than twice a day (20.2%) and among those who wash their mouth after each meal (38.7%).


  • Oral health is a component of overall health. India, with its 1.3 billion populations, needs to revisit its oral health policy.


  • The productivity loss due to dental caries, periodontal diseases, and severe tooth loss was estimated per capitaof USD 1.8 (Rs. 117), meaning an average Indian in 2015 lost Rs. 117 due to dental diseases.


  • The purchasing power parity (to account the USD to Indian rupees, a reflection of purchasing power), the expenses due to dental disease per capitaincreased to USD 0.52 (Rs. 33.8) and the productivity loss was 6.69 (Rs. 434.85) per capita.


  • The dental or oral diseases-related expense borne by Indians is one of the lowest in the world as compared to the western world.


  • After accounting the purchasing power parity, for every Rs. 33.8 dental expense, India lost Rs. 434.85 in productivity – nearly 13 times the expense.


National Oral Health Programme to improve the determinants of oral health in the country by providing comprehensive oral health care through synergistic, equitably distributed general and oral health facilities and coordination with related sectors in public or private

Indian Dental Association has been trying to bring out a new all-inclusive oral and dental health care insurance scheme.


· Global Dental Market is projected to cross USD 60 Billion mark by the year 2024.

· The global oral care market size was valued at USD 28.0 billion in 2017 and is projected to witness a 5.0% CAGR over the forecast period.

  • Growing awareness about dental hygiene and rising prevalence of dental caries are expected to drive the market.
  • The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)has estimated that 47.2% of the total population above the age of 65 years globally suffers from some kind of periodontal disease. Thus, with the rise in periodontal diseases globally, the dental implants and prosthetics market is also expected to grow in near future albeit the economic crisis took its toll on the dental supplies industry.
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), five billion people are suffering from tooth decay and more than 40% of elderly people are suffering from total tooth loss across the world.
  • Rise in the demand for cosmetic dentistry, introduction to newer technologies such as painless tooth extraction, and expanding private health insurance coverage drive the global dental services market.


  • With over 5000 dental laboratories and 267 dental institutes, the Indian dental market is vast and it is predicted that India will be one of the largest single country markets for dental products and materials.
  • The dental market is expected to have a growth rate of 20-30 %, with investment groups building multispecialty hospitals offering general dentistry and specialist treatments.
  • The current dentist to population ratio in urban area is 1:9000 and in rural area it is 1:200000. The value of dental equipment and laboratories market itself is about USD 90 million annually.
  • Dental Tourism forms 10% of the total medical tourism industry and is projected to grow at 30% per annum by 2015 to Rs. 95000 million.
  • The Indian dental devices market is currently estimated to be worth USD 0.260 billion for the year 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.79% for the duration 2016-2021.


  • A lack of acknowledgement of the importance of oral health among the population
  • Poor accessibility for many to an oral health provider due to geographic distance
  • Dental treatment is unaffordable for many population in India


  • In India Dental treatments inexpensive which leads to increases in dental and global tourism
  • Rising demand for cosmetic surgery
  • Rising geriatric population which would leads to number of dental problems like – tooth decay, gum diseases, receding gums, dry mouth and etc.


1. Signature Smiles – Mumbai

Signature Smiles is a modern, hi-tech and ISO certified chain of multi-specialty dental clinic in Mumbai, India.

2. FMS Dental Hospital – Hyderabad

FMS was started in the year 1993 as a small private dental clinic in Panjagutta, Hyderabad, INDIA. In the year 1999, the revolutionary concept of hospital dentistry @ Koti, was introduced probably for the first time in the country. This facility is equipped with an Operation theatre, Dental Implant clinic, I.C.U and In-patient facility, round the clock emergency services. Today FMS Dental Hospital, Koti, is the exclusive Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implants.

3. Sparks Dental Centre – Chennai

Leading Specialty Dental Clinic in Chennai, exclusively catering to Dental surgical needs in South India.Sparks Dental Centre opened its door in 2007. Since its inception , Sparks has become a Pioneer in Maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetic dentistry .

4. Thaper Dental Clinic – Jaipur

It was established in 1958 by Dr S.B Thaper  & Dr Sharda Thaper, with a vision to provide international quality dental treatment. An Experience of more than 25 years in Top grade Dental Implants and a high success rate of 97%,clinic is one of the most sought Dental Implant centers in Jaipur as well as whole of Rajasthan.

5. Apollo WHITE Dental

Apollo WHITE dental, this leading dental chain has over 80 centres in 17 cities across and 7-star dental Spas at six major cities in India. Apollo WHITE dental offers you everything from basic dental services to premium, avant-garde cosmetic dentistry.

6. Dental Wiz – Pune

It is a fully equipped dental clinic in Pune with state of art infrastructure providing world-class dental care. The clinic provides contemporary dental care and complete oral rehabilitation.


  • A major imbalance exists in the distribution of dentists across different states; the rural population suffer the most.
  • Lack of awareness regarding oral health problems in the population leads to increases in the incidences of the dental health issues.
  • Growing burden of oral health problems and increase in demand of cosmetic surgery increases the scope for dental market in India.

Are you planning to build or restructure or venture in Dental Clinic in India? Looking for information about the major healthcare players in Government, Private diagnostic centres that are available in India? Are you looking to find out which part of the city’s is best to venture in or what all facilities are available and what all should be planned for new setup? In this article Hospaccx Healthcare Consultancy has mapped all on major players in terms of Dental facilities and healthcare scenario in India.

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