The dental radiography equipment market in the Middle East & Africa is expected to grow from US$ 77.43 million in 2022 to US$ 112.42 million by 2028. It is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.4% from 2022 to 2028.
Growing Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are performed to repair cracks, correct overcrowding, fill gaps between teeth, reshape teeth, and replace old metallic restorations such as fillings and crowns. The rising awareness about cosmetic dentistry, mainly through social media platforms, would fuel the demand for these procedures in these countries in the coming years. Cone beam CT has become a common diagnostic tool in dentistry. With the rising demand for cosmetic dental procedures, the use of conventional radiographs or cone beam CT images is expected to increase in the coming years. All these factors would fuel the growth of the dental radiography equipment market during the forecast period.
The Middle East & Africa dental radiography equipment market is segmented into Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the UAE, and the Rest of MEA. Countries such as the UAE and South Arabia are expected to be the major contributors to the dental radiography equipment market due to rising dental diseases. The increasing dental expenditure would also contribute to market growth in the Middle East & Africa.
The growth of the dental radiography equipment market in Saudi Arabia can be attributed to the rising demand for equipment for diagnostic procedures and the surging prevalence of dental disorders. According to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Saudi Arabia has 7,410 registered dentists. Among these, 3,529 are in government and 3,881 are in private practice. Therefore, the growing number of registered dentists in the country is expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.
The first cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner in Saudi Arabia was installed in 2008. Since then, CBCT has been increasingly used by dentists in the country. Recent advancements in the field of 3D imaging have led to the development of new modalities that have tried to overcome some of the complications of traditional multi-slice CTs. The research and development in this field have largely resulted in reducing radiation dose and improving spatial resolution. The expedition to develop a 3D imaging modality for the craniofacial complex has led to the development of CBCT. Thus, the rising demand for CBCT equipment is expected to fuel the growth of the dental radiography equipment market in Saudi Arabia in the coming years.
Middle East & Africa Dental Radiography Equipment Market Revenue and Forecast to 2028 (US$ Million)
Middle East & Africa Dental Radiography Equipment Market Segmentation
The Middle East & Africa dental radiography equipment market is segmented into product, end user, and country. Based on product, the market is subsegmented into intraoral X-ray system, extraoral X-ray system, intraoral plate scanners, and cone-beam computed tomography imaging. The intraoral X-ray system segment registered the largest market share in 2022.
Based on end user, the market is segmented into dental clinics, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. The hospitals segment held the largest market share in 2022.
Based on country, the market is segmented into Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the UAE, and the Rest of Middle East & Africa. Saudi Arabia dominated the market in 2022.
Acteon Group; Carestream Dental LLC; Dentsply Sirona Inc.; Envista Holdings Corporation; General Electric Co; Koninklijke Philips NV; Planmeca; Siemens Healthcare GmbH; and Vatech Co., Ltd are among the leading companies operating in the dental radiography equipment market in the region.