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UK Dentistry Market Report 2023
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“The dental sector is changing at pace following the pandemic. More patients are seeking affordable dental care, while a growing number of dental technicians are seeking a better balance between…

UK Dentistry Market Report 2023

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Description

Stay ahead of the curve and future-proof your business with Mintel’s UK Dentistry Market Report 2023. Our full report is packed with consumer-led market intelligence, the latest UK dental market trends and consumer behaviours affecting your business. Get a 360° view of the UK dental market, including market size, share and forecasted growth to help you align your business strategy with the needs of your audience.

Below, we’ve handpicked the key insights analysed in the full report and summarised the core topics.

Topics Analysed in this Report

  • The COVID-19 legacy issues and how it has challenged NHS provision.
  • The value of the various market segments including NHS, private GDS and private cosmetic dentistry.
  • The major changes in the structure of the UK dental market, including the emergence of more very large corporate dentists but the rationalisation of one partly for NHS recruitment issues.
  • Consumer attitudes to dentistry.

UK Dentistry Market Outlook

The difficulties of the public gaining NHS access have continued, effectively boosting demand for the private UK dentistry market activity. Some constraint through the cost of living crisis is evident in the cosmetic sector.

  • UK dental market size: The size of the dentistry market is expected to grow to £12.3 billion in 2027.

UK Dental Market Trends and Opportunities

Technological improvements

Technological development is creating new methods and materials for dentists to use, improving both the patient visit experience and offering faster and superior treatments.

  • UK dental market opportunity: 13% of consumers choose dental practices based on who uses the latest technology and equipment.

Dental tourism

Cost has long been a major driving force of dental tourism. Patients can reportedly save up to 70% on their dental bills by going to places where the cost of dental care is cheaper. This signals an opportunity for the UK dental market to advertise payment plans with the intention of spreading treatment costs, and making treatment both affordable and accessible.

  • UK dental market opportunity: 13% of consumers pay for dental treatment using dental insurance. 

To learn more about the UK Dentistry Market, including a five-year forecast, consumer behaviour analysis, and market opportunities recommendations, purchase our full UK Dentistry Market Report. 

Leading Brands in the UK Dentistry Market

Rockericks Dental Partners, Dentex Health, Colosseum Dental, Bupa Dental Care.

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Expert Insights from a B2B Analyst

This report, written by Terry Leggett, a leading B2B analyst, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight trends in the UK dentistry market and add expert context to the numbers.

The UK dental market is changing at pace following the pandemic. More patients are seeking affordable dental care, while a growing number of dental technicians are seeking a better balance between NHS and private work. At the same time technology is evolving and changing the way in which dentistry is delivered. The industry continues to be subject to consolidation, though in 2023 one of the major corporate providers announced rationalisation plans mainly because of difficulties recruiting for the NHS element of work, while the emergence of larger corporates, through mid-market merges has also been a recent feature.”

Terry Leggett - Senior Analyst

Terry Leggett
Principal Analyst

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

    • Key issues covered in this Report
    • Products covered in this Report
  2. Executive Summary

    • The five-year outlook for dentistry
      • Figure 1: Category outlook, 2023-27
    • The market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Figure 2: Market size for dentistry, 2017-27 (£ billion)
    • A continued trend to private dentistry
      • Figure 3: Market forecast for Dentistry, by sector, 2023-27 (£ billion)
    • Market drivers
    • Companies and brands
    • A change in the consolidation
    • The consumer
    • Less than half of consumers have had an NHS dental appointment in the last year
      • Figure 4: Last NHS dental appointment, by time of last appointment and service type, December 2022 (% of respondents)
    • Self-payment leads the market, but dental insurance growing in importance
      • Figure 5: Dental payment method, December 2022, (% of respondents)
    • Reasons For Not Visiting the Dentist
      • Figure 6: Reasons for not visiting a dentist, December 2022 (% of respondents)
    • Dental Practice Selection Criteria
      • Figure 7: Factors influencing choice of dental practice, December 2022 (% of respondents)
    • Online searching and recommendation important methods of finding a dentist
      • Figure 8: Methods of seeking a new dentist, December 2022 (% of respondents)
  3. Issues and Insights

    • The NHS dental crisis
    • How big is dental tourism?
  4. Market Size and Performance

    • A mixed market and supply
      • Figure 9: Total UK dental care expenditure, 2019-23 (£ billion)
  5. Market Forecast

    • NHS remains restricted
      • Figure 10: Category outlook, 2023-27
    • Continued trend to private dentistry
      • Figure 11: Market forecast for Dentistry, 2023-27 (£ billion)
      • Figure 12: Market forecast for Dentistry, by sector, 2023-27 (£ billion)
    • Learnings from the last income squeeze
      • Figure 13: Industry performance following the last recession, 2008-15, (£ billion)
  6. Market Segmentation

    • Overview
      • Figure 14: Total UK dental care expenditure, by provider, 2023 (£ Billion)
    • Private Treatments
      • Figure 15: Private GDS care expenditure, 2019-2023 (£ billion)
    • Cosmetic treatments
      • Figure 16: Cosmetic dental care expenditure, 2019-2023 (£ billion)
    • NHS Dentistry
    • Spend
      • Figure 17: NHS dental charges in England, per band, 2019-23 (£s)
      • Figure 18: Expenditure on NHS dental care, by payment segment, 2019-22 (£ million)
    • Treatments
      • Figure 19: Number of courses of dental treatment under the NHS in England, 2018-19 to 2022-23 (000s)
      • Figure 20: Number of courses of dental treatment under the NHS in Scotland, 2019 to 2022 (000s)
      • Figure 21: Number of dental treatment claims under the NHS in Northern Ireland, 2018-19 to 2022-23 (000s)
  7. Market Drivers

    • The economy
    • Inflation will continue to eat into consumer spending power over the course of 2023
    • Further interest rate increases will hit mortgage-holders
    • High inflation and rising interest rates will compound the impact of the slowing recovery
    • Consumer spending power will be curbed
    • Low unemployment is helping underpin
    • Consumers’ financial wellbeing has fallen from the highs of 2021…
      • Figure 22: Household financial wellbeing index, 2016-23
    • …and most people are feeling the effects of price rises
    • Dentistry demand drivers
    • COVID-19
    • Long-term drivers
    • The future
  8. Industry Structure

    • The background to dental practices
    • Structural impacts
    • The practices
      • Figure 23: Analysis of the development of the dental practice sector, 2018-22 (number of companies, practices and average)
      • Figure 24: The trend to multiple dental practices, 2018-22 (Number of practices in multi-practice companies)
      • Figure 25: Analysis of the employment structure of the dental practice sector, 2020-22 (employee count and number of companies)
    • The rise of the corporate dentist
      • Figure 26: Analysis of the financial structure of the dental practice sector, 2020-22 (number of companies by turnover)
      • Figure 27: Corporate and mid-sized dental practices, 2021 by ownership (number)
      • Figure 28: The bounce-back in M&A activity from the pandemic, 2020-21 (£ million value by quarter)
    • The change in 2022-23
      • Figure 29: Leading corporate dentist practices, 2023 (Number of practices and Turnover in £ million FY2022)
    • Dentists
      • Figure 30: Number of dentists, 2019-2023 (number)
  9. Company Profiles

    • Bupa Dental Care (Oasis Dental Care)
    • Activities
    • Performance
      • Figure 31: Financial performance of Oasis Healthcare Group, 2018-22 (£ million)
      • Figure 32: Segmentation of Oasis Healthcare Group revenues, 2022 (£ million)
    • Strategy
    • Colosseum Dental UK (Triventura Midco)
    • Activities
    • Performance
      • Figure 33: Financial performance of Triventura Midco, 2017-21 (£ million)
      • Figure 34: Segmentation of Triventura Midco revenues, 2021 (£ million)
    • Strategy
    • Dentex Health and Portman Dental Care
    • Activities
    • Performance
      • Figure 35: Financial performance of Dentex Health, 2018-22 (£ million)
      • Figure 36: Financial performance of Portman Dental Care, 2018-22 (£ million)
      • Figure 37: Segmentation of Portman Dental Care revenues, 2022 (£ million)
    • Strategy
    • {my}dentist (formerly IDH Group)
    • Activities
    • Performance
      • Figure 38: Financial performance of {my}dentist, 2018-22 (£ million)
      • Figure 39: Segmentation of the dental practice revenues of {my}dentist, 2018-2022 (£ million)
    • Strategy
    • Rodericks Dental Partners
    • Activities
    • Performance
      • Figure 40: Financial performance of Rodericks Dental, 2018-22 (£ million)
      • Figure 41: Financial performance of Dental Partners, 2018-22 (£ million)
    • Strategy
  10. The Consumer – Dental Appointments

    • Less than half of consumers have had an NHS dental appointment in the last year
      • Figure 42: Last NHS dental appointment, by time of last appointment and service type, December 2022 (% of respondents)
      • Figure 43: Last NHS Dental appointment, by time of last appointment and age, December 2022 (% of respondents)
      • Figure 44: Last private dental appointment, by time of last appointment and service type, December 2022 (% of respondents)
      • Figure 45: Last private Dental appointment, by time of last appointment and age, December 2022 (% of respondents)
      • Figure 46: Last dental appointment, by time and type of last appointment, December 2022 (% of respondents)
  11. The Consumer – Dental Payment Method

    • Self-payment leads the market, but dental insurance growing in importance
      • Figure 47: Dental payment method, December 2022, (% of respondents)
      • Figure 48: Self-payment for dentistry, by financial position, December 2022 (% of respondents)
  12. The Consumer – Reasons For Not Visiting the Dentist

      • Figure 49: Reasons for not visiting a dentist, December 2022 (% of respondents)
  13. The Consumer – Dental Practice Selection Criteria

    • Location and cost top the selection issues
      • Figure 50: Factors influencing choice of dental practice, December 2022 (% of respondents)
  14. The Consumer – Finding A New Dentist

    • Online searching and recommendation important methods of finding a dentist
      • Figure 51: Methods of seeking a new dentist, December 2022 (% of respondents)
  15. The Consumer – Opinions On Dentistry

    • NHS expensive and private treatment prices are unclear
      • Figure 52: Opinions on dentistry, December 2022 (% of respondents)
  16. Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

    • Abbreviations
    • Consumer research methodology
  17. Appendix – Forecast Methodology

    • Market forecast and prediction intervals
      • Figure 53: Market forecast for Dentistry, 2023-27 (£ billion)
    • Market drivers and assumptions
  18. Further Sources and Contacts

    • Trade associations
    • Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM)
    • The Association of Dental Anaesthetists (ADA)
    • Association of Dental Groups
    • Association of Dental Implantology
    • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • British Association of Dental Nurses
    • British Association of Dental Therapists
    • British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
    • British Dental Association
    • British Dental Industry Association
    • British Endodontic Society
    • British Orthodontic Society
    • British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy
    • British Society for Disability and Oral Health
    • British Society of Paediatric Dentistry
    • British Society for Restorative Dentistry
    • Trade magazines
    • Dental Health
    • Dental Insider
    • Dental Nursing
    • Dentistry
    • Primary Dental Journal
    • Private Dentistry
    • The Dentist
    • Trade events
    • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Annual Conference
    • British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show
    • BDIA Dental Showcase
    • Dental Technology Showcase
    • Oral Health Conference and Exhibition

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