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Dentistry (Industrial Report) - UK - September 2014

Published By :

Mintel

Published Date : Sep 2014

Category :

Dental Devices

No. of Pages : 133 Pages


The initial signs are that the costs of providing NHS care are likely to rise for practices under a new contract. The expense associated with new IT systems and an expanded dental care professional team will serve to push more towards the private sector.
Table of Content

Introduction
Issues in the market
Definitions
Abbreviations
Methodology
Market positioning
The role of the NHS
Dental practices
The regulator

Executive Summary
The market
Modest growth expected across 2014 despite NHS spending controls
Figure 1: UK expenditure on dental care, 2010-14
Private dental treatments powering the market
Figure 2: UK expenditure on dental care, by segment 2010-14
Market to top £8 billion in 2015
Figure 3: Forecast UK expenditure on dental care, 2015-19
Market factors
Relationship with the dentist remains a key factor for patients
Figure 4: Attitudes towards dental treatment, July 2014
Over half had NHS appointment in last year while just one in five had private treatment
Figure 5: Most recent NHS and private dental appointments, July 2014
Falling real disposable income restricts demand
Figure 6: UK households’ real disposable income, 2002-13
Companies
Oasis growing by acquisition in 2014
BUPA moves into high street dental sector with Instore purchase
What we think

UK Economy
Overview
Inflation
Interest rates
House prices
Consumer spending

Market Factors
Rising and ageing population underpins demand for dental care
Figure 7: UK population estimate and projection, by age group, 2012 and 2017
Disposable incomes struggling
Figure 8: UK households’ real disposable income, 2002-13
Treatment costs climb slightly in 2014
Figure 9: NHS dental charges in England, 2010-14
Increase in dentists’ NHS activity fails to increase penetration
Figure 10: Number of dentists with NHS activity in England, 2009-13
Figure 11: Number of dental patients seen in England under the NHS in previous 24 months, 2009-13
Risk of over-supply highlighted for dental industry
Figure 12: Target number of dental students and actual intakes in England, 2007-12
Cosmetic dental demand continues to rise

Market Size
Key points
Public sector spending control continues to restrict market
Figure 13: UK expenditure on dental care, 2010-14
Rising population and health plan access among factors underpinning development

Market Segmentation
Key points
Segment overview
Figure 14: UK expenditure on dental care, by segment, 2010-14
Private treatments
Demand growth limited by further fall in real incomes
Corporate dentistry continues to increase market share
Cosmetic demand stunted by increase in competition
Figure 15: UK expenditure on private cosmetic dental care, 2010-14
NHS dentistry
Cost burden shifting from government to patients
Figure 16: UK expenditure on NHS dental care, by payment segment, 2010-14
Courses of treatment are rising
Figure 17: Number of courses of dental treatment under NHS, in England, 2010-14

Market Trends
Key points
Contract pilots still in play as reform process rumbles on
Need for speed influencing the way practices attract patients
Direct access barriers need breaking down further

Appointment Habits
Key points
Survey background
More than half have attended NHS appointment in past 12 months
Figure 18: Most recent NHS and private dental appointments, July 2014
Private dental services achieving higher penetration among Millenials
Figure 19: Most recent private dental appointment, by age, July 2014
Those with healthy finances more likely to use NHS dental services
Figure 20: Most recent NHS dental appointment, by financial situation, July 2014
Only half of parents are regularly taking children to the dentist

Experience of NHS Dentistry
Key points
Broad satisfaction with NHS treatment but some patients made to wait
Figure 21: Features of NHS appointments, July 2014
Parents feeling the pinch more likely to have delayed treatment
Figure 22: Features of NHS appointments – I had delayed the appointment due to the cost, by demographic, July 2014

Attitudes Towards Dental Treatment
Key points
Familiarity remains the key factor for patients
Figure 23: Attitudes towards dental treatment, July 2014
Affordability of treatment is cause for concern
One in four more likely to book if they could do it online
Knowing their dentist is important for the younger generation
Figure 24: Attitudes towards dental treatment – I would prefer to see a dentist who has treated me before, by age, July 2014
Cost concerns most apparent among the under-55s
Figure 25: Attitudes towards dental treatment – The cost of dental treatment would affect my decision about whether to have it, by age, July 2014

Industry Structure
Key points
Boost to dental hygienist and therapist numbers following direct access verdict
Figure 26: Analysis of GDC-Registered dental professionals, 2012 and 2013
Consolidation continues apace
Dental practice outlets down marginally in 2013
Figure 27: Analysis of changes in the structure of the dental practice sector, 2009-13
Table highlights
Medium-sized practices increasing as a share of the sector…
Figure 28: Analysis of the employment structure of the dental practice sector, 2009-13
Table highlights
and growth in dental businesses with revenues of more than £500,000
Figure 29: Analysis of the financial structure of the dental practice sector, 2009-13
Table highlights

BUPA Dental Services
Recent company activity
Figure 30: Financial analysis of BUPA Dental Services, 2009-13
Table highlights

IDH Group
Recent company activity
Figure 31: Financial analysis of Turnstone Equityco 1, 2012-13
Table highlights
Subsidiary companies
Figure 32: Financial analysis of Whitecross Dental Care, 2009-13
Table highlights
Figure 33: Financial analysis of Petrie Tucker and Partners, 2009-13
Table highlights
Figure 34: Financial analysis of Orthoworld 2000, 2009-13
Table highlights

Oasis Dental Care
Recent company activity
Figure 35: Financial analysis of Duke Street Capital Oasis Holdings, 2009-13
Table highlights
Figure 36: Financial analysis of Oasis Dental Care, 2009-13 (£ 000)
Table highlights
Figure 37: Financial analysis of Oasis Dental Care (Central), 2009-13
Table highlights
Figure 38: Financial analysis of Oasis Dental Care (Southern), 2009-13
Table highlights

Rodericks
Figure 39: Financial analysis of Rodericks, 2009-13
Table highlights

Southern Dental
Recent company activity
Figure 40: Financial analysis of Southern Dental, 2009-13
Table highlights

Denplan
Recent company activity
Figure 41: Financial analysis of Denplan, 2008-12
Table highlights

Dpas
Recent company activity
Figure 42: Financial analysis of DPAS, 2008-12
Table highlights

Practice Plan
Recent company activity
Figure 43: Financial analysis of Practice Plan, 2009-13
Table highlights

Simplyhealth Access
Recent company activity
Figure 44: Financial analysis of Simplyhealth Access, 2008-12
Table highlights

Western Provident Association
Figure 45: Financial analysis of Western Provident Association, 2009-13
Table highlights

Forecast
Key points
Market size
Figure 46: Forecast UK expenditure on dental care, 2015-19
Market segmentation
Figure 47: Forecast UK expenditure on dental care, by segment, 2015-19
NHS spending to stall until 2018
Figure 48: Forecast UK expenditure on NHS dental care, 2015-19
Private GDS care competition to intensify…
Figure 49: Forecast UK expenditure on private GDS dental care, 2015-19
while cosmetic sector steams ahead
Figure 50: Forecast UK expenditure on private cosmetic dental care, 2015-19

Further Sources and Contacts
Trade bodies
Trade press

Appendix – Appointment Habits
Figure 51: NHS dentist usage, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 52: Private dentist usage, by demographics, July 2014

Appendix – Experience of NHS Dentistry
Figure 53: Experience with NHS dental appointment – I was able to get an appointment at a location within 5 miles of my home, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 54: Experience with NHS dental appointment – I was able to get an appointment within two weeks, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 55: Experience with NHS dental appointment – I only had to contact one dental practice to get an appointment, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 56: Experience with NHS dental appointment – It was made clear to me that I was charged the price for an NHS patient, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 57: Experience with NHS dental appointment – I was pleased with the quality of treatment I received, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 58: Experience with NHS dental appointment – I was happy with the cleanliness of the practice I visited, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 59: Experience with NHS dental appointment – The dentist and dental staff were friendly, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 60: Experience with NHS dental appointment – I had delayed the appointment due to the cost, by demographics, July 2014

Appendix – Attitudes Towards Dental Treatment
Figure 61: Agreement with the statement ‘I am concerned about being able to afford dental treatment’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 62: Agreement with the statement ‘The cost of dental treatment would affect my decision about whether to have it’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 63: Agreement with the statement ‘It’s worth considering travelling abroad to receive cheaper dental treatment’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 64: Agreement with the statement ‘It’s worth paying more for quality dental treatment’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 65: Agreement with the statement ‘I would be less likely to make a dental appointment if I had to travel more than 5 miles to attend it’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 66: Agreement with the statement ‘It is important to get an appointment quickly’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 67: Agreement with the statement ‘I would be more likely to make a dental appointment if I could book it online’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 68: Agreement with the statement ‘I wouldn\'t return to a dentist if I was kept waiting more than 15 minutes before an appointment’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 69: Agreement with the statement ‘I would prefer to see a dentist who has treated me before’, by demographics, July 2014
Figure 70: Agreement with the statement ‘It is important to see a dentist that knows your full dental history’, by demographics, July 2014

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