The dental chair market is expected to grow substantially by 2028 owing to the proliferating medical tourism industry in developing countries.

A recent 2020 study published by the International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry highlighted the need for installing pediatric dental chairs across all dental clinics. Most dental clinics offer services using only traditional adult dental chairs, leading to improper treatment and musculoskeletal disorders in dentists while treating children. This has prompted many dental clinics to adopt specific pediatric dental chairs, which has fostered industry uptake in recent years.

The dental chair market has been segmented based on end-use, product, dental specialty, technology, application, operation, configuration, and region. In terms of product, the market has further been bifurcated into dental chair mounted unit, ceiling mounted chair, and mobile independent chair. The ceiling mounted chair sub-segment is expected to reach over USD 1,266 million valuation by the end of 2028. Ceiling mounted chairs are easy to maintain as the lights are isolated from the chair and are relatively affordable, which is likely to drive segmental growth in the forthcoming years.

From the technology perspective, the dental chair market has been classified into non-powered dental chair and powered dental chair. In 2021, the powered dental chair sub-segment held a sizable revenue share and is projected to develop at a CAGR of around 6.5% over the review timeline. Powered dental chairs offer several advantages, including ease of use and silent & smooth operation, which is slated to boost product adoption through the analysis period.

Based on operation, the market has been categorized into mechanical, electromechanical, electropneumatic, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and manual. The electric sub-segment accounted for a prominent market share in the dental chair market in 2021 and is speculated to progress at approximately 6.6% CAGR through the assessment timeline. Electric dental chairs offer various advantages, such as greater comfort, accuracy, and convenience, which is likely to accelerate segmental demand over 2022-2028.

From the viewpoint of configuration, the dental chair market has been divided into non-portable and portable. The portable sub-segment is anticipated to rise at a significant growth rate of about 6.6% through the forecast period owing to numerous clinical benefits offered by portable and mobile chairs.

With respect to application, the market has been segregated into orthodontic, examination, surgery, and others. The dental chair market from the surgery sub-segment was valued at more than USD 286 million in 2021 and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of above 7.0% over the study timeline. Burgeoning number of dental surgeries and rising awareness among patients regarding dental procedures are likely to propel segmental growth.

In terms of dental specialty, the dental chair market has been bifurcated into dental pathology, general practice, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, and others. The oral and maxillofacial surgery sub-segment is poised to witness sturdy growth to garner a revenue of nearly USD 111 million by the end of 2028 due to the rising prevalence of oral and maxillofacial disorders.

On the end-use spectrum, the market has been segmented into ambulatory surgery centers, dental clinics, hospitals, and others. The ambulatory surgery centers sub-segment is slated to reach a significant valuation by 2028, growing at a CAGR of approximately 6.2% through the stipulated timeline. Ambulatory surgery centers are known to offer skilled dentists, high-quality oral care, and high patient satisfaction, among other benefits, which is set to boost segmental growth.

On the regional front, the Middle East & Africa dental chair market was worth more than USD 93 million in 2021 and is projected to gain considerable traction over the estimated period. Growing incidences of dental conditions and increasing awareness regarding oral health across various countries in MEA are anticipated to augment regional market development in the future.