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UK Dentistry Market Report 2022
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“With NHS dental contract reform likely to be ongoing for quite some time yet and additional government funding remaining inadequate, the private dental sector will continue to benefit from its…

UK Dentistry Market Report 2022

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Description

The UK Dentistry Market Report identifies consumers’ attitudes towards dentistry, how demand for NHS dentistry outweighs supply and the impact of the cost of living on the UK dentistry market. This report covers the dental market size, market forecast, market segmentation and trends in the UK dental market.

 

Current Landscape of the UK Dentistry Market

The UK dental market revenue recovered more quickly than was first feared after the first COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in March 2020. Many practices in the UK dentistry market took advantage of the government support packages, although self-employed associates, particularly those in the private sector, did not qualify for the various support schemes.

Due to mounting pressures, many NHS dentists are looking to leave the sector, which will continue patients’ backlog and accessibility problems.

 

Dental Market Share and Dental Industry Statistics

The pandemic has severely disrupted the UK dentistry market, and the demand for NHS dentistry currently outweighs the supply. Private practices have started to obtain a larger portion of the dental market share by offering treatment to those unwilling to wait for NHS dentistry amid the patient backlog and poor accessibility.

  • Dental market size: The UK dental market is projected to reach a value of £9.62 billion in 2022.
  • 46% of UK adults have visited an NHS dentist in the last 12 months.
  • 57% of people who have visited a dentist in the last five years received a general examination or check-up.
  • 70% of Brits use self-payment for their dental treatments.

 

Future UK Dentistry Market Trends

With fewer dentists likely to be operating solely in the NHS sector, activity will be focused on the most common and emergency treatment. Although cosmetic treatment will remain in demand, new types of treatment and services will offer the most significant opportunity for private providers in the UK dental market who can adopt new treatment payment structures that will attract those patients who live in areas with low NHS dental accessibility.

To discover more about the UK Dentistry Market Report 2022, read our UK Oral Care Market Report 2022, or take a look at our Health and Wellbeing Market Research Reports.

 

Quickly Understand

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the UK dentistry market and how providers and patients have reacted to current market conditions.
  • How the UK dentistry market is adapting to ‘living with COVID-19’ and the cost of living crisis.
  • Explores the dental market size, dental market share and the value of individual market segments in 2022 and beyond.
  • Consumers’ attitudes and behaviours towards the UK dentistry market.

 

Covered in this Report

UK Dentistry Market Sectors: NHS Primary General Dental Services, The Private Sector, Private Cosmetic Dental Services
Brands:
Bupa, Portman, MyDentist, Rodericks, Dentex, Colosseum, Bhandal, Real Good Dental Company, Clyde Munro Dental, Dental Partners, Perfect Smile Associates, Dental Beauty, Smile Care Group, Together Dental, Smart Dental Care, Riverdale Healthcare, Gensmile, Envisage Group, Damira Dental Studios.

 

Expert Analysis from a Specialist in the B2B Sector

This report, written by Lewis Cone, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends in the UK dental market and add expert context to the numbers.

With NHS dental contract reform likely to be ongoing for quite some time yet and additional government funding remaining inadequate, the private dental sector will continue to benefit from its counterparts’ situation. However, the longevity of inflationary pressures may dampen market growth.”

Lewis Cone - Research Analyst

Lewis Cone
Senior B2B Analyst

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

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

    • The five-year outlook for dentistry
      • Figure 1: Five-year outlook for dentistry, 2022-27
    • The market
    • Market forecast
      • Figure 2: Forecast UK expenditure on dental care, by provider, 2023-27, (£ billion at 2022 prices)
    • Market size
      • Figure 3: Total UK dental care expenditure, 2018-22, (£ billion)
    • The consumer
    • Less than half of people have seen an NHS dentist in the last year, whilst only a quarter have seen a private dentist within the same time
      • Figure 4: Last dental appointment, by time of last appointment and service type, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • General examination/check-ups account for over half of all treatments
      • Figure 5: Dental treatment, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • Self-payment commonly used to pay for dental care
      • Figure 6: Dental payment method, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • People are most satisfied with the cleanliness and hygiene of practices
    • Location and cost most influence choice of practice
      • Figure 7: Dental practice choice factors, April 2022, (% of respondents)
  3. Issues and Insights

    • Accessibility concerns have not improved following the end of COVID-19 restrictions
    • Cost of living crisis could lead to more people putting off dental care, which will impact both practice profit and oral health
  4. Market Size

    • Market value rebounds by 9% in 2021 and 2022, but remains below pre-pandemic levels
      • Figure 8: Total UK dental care expenditure, 2018-22, (£ billion)
    • NHS treatment costs remain unchanged… for now
      • Figure 9: NHS dental charges in England, per band, 2018-22*, (£)
    • Market Segmentation
    • Segment Overview
      • Figure 10: Total UK dental care expenditure, by provider, 2018-22, (£ billion)
    • Private Treatments
    • Cosmetic dentistry rebounds from COVID-19 disruption as the ‘Zoom boom’ keeps demand high
      • Figure 11: UK expenditure on private cosmetic dental care, 2018-22, (£ billion)
    • NHS dentistry
      • Figure 12: UK expenditure on NHS dental care, by payment segment, 2018-22, (£ million)
    • Steep decline in all treatment bands in 2020-21 as COVID-19 shutdowns led to major disruption
      • Figure 13: Number of courses of dental treatment under the NHS in England, 2016-17 to 2020-21, (000s)
  5. Market Forecast

    • Five-year outlook for dentistry
      • Figure 14: Five-year outlook for dentistry, 2022-26
    • Learnings from the last recession
      • Figure 15: Industry performance following the last recession, 2008-15, (£ billion)
    • Market growth will be driven by private dental care as NHS continues to struggle
      • Figure 16: Forecast UK expenditure on dental care, by provider, 2023-27, (£ billion at 2022 prices)
  6. The Impact of the Economy

    • Omicron sub-variants and inflationary pressures have dampened GDP in 2022 to date
      • Figure 17: Annual GDP growth rate, 2017-21, (%)
    • Bank Rate rises for the fourth time since February as inflationary pressures escalate
      • Figure 18: Bank rate, 2008-22, by date of adjustment, (%)
    • Real household disposable incomes continue to gradually decline although GDP per head has recovered strongly since Q2 2021
      • Figure 19: GDP per head at current market prices and real household disposable income per head, Q1 2018 – Q1 2022, (£)
  7. Market Trends

    • Average taxable incomes rise but UK government offers below-inflation uplift in basic pay
      • Figure 20: Average taxable income for all self-employed primary care dentists, by country, 2015/16-2019/20, (£)
    • Dental practice profits rise in 2020/21 but NHS practices face problems…
    • … although dental property market remains resilient with rural location demand overtaking demand in urban areas
    • Recruitment problems persist with biggest toll likely to be on NHS dentistry
  8. Market Drivers

    • Brexit adds complexity to solving industry’s recruitment problems, whilst supply of dental equipment and materials are affected by tariffs
    • Industry recruitment
    • Dental equipment and materials
    • The growing, ageing population will maintain strong treatment demand…
      • Figure 21: UK population estimate and projection, 2022 and 2027, by age group, (millions of people)
    • … but supply issues in the NHS sector could lead to health problems since NHS dentist activity falls
      • Figure 22: Dentists with NHS activity in England, 2016/17-2020/21, (No. of dentists and % annual change)
      • Figure 23: Dental patients seen in England under the NHS over the previous 24 months, at 30 June, 2017-21, (000s of patients)
    • Dental student intake levels at three-year low despite the expansion of courses
      • Figure 24: Target number of dental students and actual intakes in England, 2013/14-2021/22, (Number of students)
      • Figure 25: Target number of dental students and actual intakes in England, 2013/14-2021/22, (Number of students)
  9. Industry Structure

    • Investor practice demand remains high with greater average price growth seen for private practices
    • The BOS releases new guidance on teledentistry
    • College of General Dentistry launches framework for dental careers
    • Market Share
    • Investor interest
    • Practice ownership
      • Figure 26: Number of UK dental practices, 2021, by corporate and mid-sized group ownership, (Number)
    • Recent M&A activity
    • Sector structure
      • Figure 27: Analysis of changes in the structure of the dental practice sector, 2017-21, (Number of companies and practices)
      • Figure 28: Analysis of the employment structure of the dental practice sector, 2020 and 2021, (Total employees and number of companies)
      • Figure 29: Analysis of the financial structure of the dental practice sector, 2020 and 2021, (£000 and number of companies)
  10. Competitive Strategies

    • YDS Group plans to establish 400 dental clinic franchises by 2024
    • Denplan partners with Dentaid to improve access and launches new leadership programme
    • The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry introduces cloud-based patient service platform solution at its practice
    • Dental Design Studio purchases ‘land’ to open a practice in the metaverse
  11. Company Profiles

    • Bupa Dental Care
      • Figure 30: Financial analysis of Bupa Dental Care, 2017-21, (£ million)
      • Figure 31: Financial analysis of Oasis Healthcare Group, 2017-21*, (£ million)
    • Colosseum Dental Services
      • Figure 32: Financial analysis of Colosseum Dental Services, 2016-20, (£ million)
    • Denplan (part of Simplyhealth)
      • Figure 33: Financial analysis of Denplan Limited (part of Simplyhealth), 2016-20, (£ million)
    • DPAS
      • Figure 34: Financial analysis of DPAS, 2016-20, (£000)
    • mydentist (formerly IDH Group)
      • Figure 35: Financial analysis of mydentist, 2017-21, (£ million)
      • Figure 36: Financial analysis of Whitecross Dental Care, 2016-20, (£ 000)
      • Figure 37: Financial analysis of Petrie Tucker and Partners, 2017-21, (£ million)
      • Figure 38: Financial analysis of Orthoworld 2000, 2017-21, (£ million and % change)
    • Practice Plan
      • Figure 39: Financial analysis of Practice Plan, 2016-20, (£ million)
    • Rodericks Dental Limited
      • Figure 40: Financial analysis of Rodericks, 2017-21, (£ million)
  12. The Consumer – Last Dental Appointment

    • Less than half of people have seen an NHS dentist in the last year, whilst only a quarter have seen a private dentist within the same time
      • Figure 41: Last dental appointment, by time of last appointment and service type, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • Likelihood of most recent NHS visit generally rises alongside age
      • Figure 42: Last NHS dental appointment, by time of last appointment and by age and gender, April 2022, (% of respondents)
      • Figure 43: Last private dental appointment, by time of last appointment and by age and gender, April 2022, (% of respondents)
  13. The Consumer – Dental Treatment

    • General examination/check-ups account for over half of all treatments
      • Figure 44: Dental Treatment, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • More check-ups and scale and polishes conducted over the last year
      • Figure 45: Dental treatment, by time of Last NHS visit, April 2022, (% of respondents)
      • Figure 46: Dental treatment, by time of last private visit, April 2022, (% of respondents)
  14. The Consumer – Dental Payment Method

    • Self-payment most commonly used to pay for dental care
      • Figure 47: Dental payment method, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • Self-funding of NHS treatment has risen over time with a decline in the proportion of free treatment…
      • Figure 48: Dental Payment Method, by time of last NHS dental appointment, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • … whilst dental insurance use has risen in the private industry
      • Figure 49: Dental Payment Method, by time of last private dental appointment, April 2022, (% of respondents)
    • Common NHS and private users self-pay, although a quarter of private attendees also use dental insurance
      • Figure 50: Dental Payment Method, by main dental appointment user type, April 2022, (% of respondents)
  15. The Consumer – Dental Services Opinion

    • People are most satisfied with the cleanliness and hygiene of practices
      • Figure 51: Dental services opinion, April 2022, (% of respondents)
  16. The Consumer – Dental Practice Choice Factors

    • Location and cost most influence choice of practice
      • Figure 52: Dental practice choice factors, April 2022, (% of respondents)
  17. Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

    • Abbreviations
    • B2B research methodology
    • Consumer research methodology
  18. Appendix: Forecast methodology

    • Market forecast and prediction intervals
    • NHS
      • Figure 53: The UK market size and forecast for NHS dentistry, 2017-27, (£ billion)
    • Private GDS
      • Figure 54: The UK market size and forecast for private GDS, 2017-27, (£ billion)
    • Cosmetic
      • Figure 55: The UK market size and forecast for cosmetic dentistry, 2017-27, (£ billion)
    • Market drivers and assumptions
      • Figure 56: Key drivers affecting Mintel’s market forecast, 2022-26, (% change)
    • Forecast methodology
  19. 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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