Dental equipment is frequently divided into several distinct categories to cover the various kinds of dental equipment that each practice requires in order to fully treat patients with dental problems and the basic dental equipment needed at dental practices offering specialized services including cosmetic dentistry or orthodontic dentistry. It is essential for a dentist to equip his practice correctly in order for his office to effectively serve patients. A practice’s location, size, and type of practice also play an important role in determining the kind of dental equipment needed. The specific equipment depends on the purpose of each patient’s treatment.
One of the specialized kinds of dental equipment is dental photography. Dental photography mainly deals with the preparation, diagnosis, maintenance, and treatment of teeth. The process includes taking dental x-rays of teeth so as to detect cavities and other dental defects. Dental photography demands highly skilled practitioners because it involves a photo-chemical reaction involving fluoride and light in order to generate high-resolution dental images. These images are used by dentists to plan treatments and identify problems. In regions such as Germany, the increasing presence of dentists has increased the usage of dental equipment. For instance, according to the German Dental Association, in 2019, there were around 98,604 dentists in Germany.
Another specialized kind of dental equipment is the dental laboratory machine. This equipment assists dentists in performing procedures like the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases of the skeletal and soft tissue systems of the body. Some examples of lab machines are dental x-ray machines, dental calculators, dental cameras, dental couplings, and dental applicators. New dental equipment and instruments are continuously developed and improved in order to make every dentistry office successful. However, most dental equipment and instruments are relatively expensive.
As per report published by Coherent Market Insights,Dental Equipment Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9,134.1 million in 2022, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period (2022-2030).
Dental equipment used for infection control is dental gloves, dental floss, special bacteria gel sheets, and other infection control materials. Special bacteria ointments and antimicrobial sprays are used in some dental offices in addition to these dental accessories for the purpose of infection control. The most common types of infection control materials used by dentists include borax, chlorhexidine gluconate, chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, hypochlorite, Listerine mouthwash, and other antiseptics. Most dental equipment, including dental gloves, dental floss, and other accessories, can be purchased from the dentist’s office supply stores.