North American Market for Dental Biomaterial to Grow at More Than 9 Percent Annually Through 2016; Chinese Market for Dental Bone Graft Substitutes Increased by 45.2%

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The North American dental biomaterial market will grow strongly at an average annual rate of over nine percent through 2016. This will primarily be driven by increasing dentist awareness of dental biomaterials and confidence in incorporating them into dental implant treatments. As prices will remain fairly stable, this growth largely results from an increase in procedures. The underpenetrated Canadian market, representing ten percent of the total, will see a faster rate of growth than the United States.


Global Information Inc (GII) announces the availability of three new market research reports covering the global market for dental biomaterials.

North American Markets for Dental Biomaterials 2012

The increasing number of procedures results from the growing over-65 population in the United States and Canada, over 10 percent of whom have moderate to severe periodontal disease, as well as from greater awareness of the functional and aesthetic advantages of dental implants. Despite the fact that most of these procedures are classified as elective and are thus paid out of pocket, demand for these procedures will continue to increase.

As a result of the demand, more clinicians will be trained to perform these procedures. Most of the increase will come from dental general practitioners (GPs) seeking out additional manufacturer-sponsored learning sessions on dental implant placements and periodontal treatments. Dental biomaterials have also become easier to use, decreasing the amount of training required to become proficient in their use. Current guidelines permit GPs to perform most of these procedures.

"The dental membrane segment will see particularly strong growth," said MRG Analyst Jeremy Seath. "Driven primarily by increased adoption of soft tissue membranes, it will see an average annual growth of more than 10 percent per year through 2016. W. L. Gore, formerly a major dental membrane manufacturer, left this market late in 2011. The result will be competition for market share among those remaining in the market, which includes Geistlich (Osteohealth), ACE Surgical Supply, Osteogenics Biomedical, and BioHorizons."

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Asia Pacific Markets for Dental Biomaterials 2012

Despite the negative impact of the Japanese tsunami in early 2011, the Asia Pacific dental biomaterial market still experienced growth in 2011 and will grow moderately through 2016 due to accelerating adoption of dental implant procedures in the region.

Companies mentioned in this report: ACE Surgical Supply, BioHorizons, Biomatlante BIOMET 3i, Biotech International, Covalent Materials, Dentagenetics, Dentium, DENTSPLY Friadent, DIO Implant, GC Corporation, Geistlich, Hans Biomed, Henry Schein, Impladent, Implant Direct Sybron International, J. Morita, Koken, Medtronic Spinal and Biologics, NIBEC, NovaBone, Olympus Terumo Biomaterials, Oscotec, OSSTEM IMPLANT, Osteogenics Biomedical, Osteohealth, PENTAX Medical, Riemser Arzneimittel, Straumann, W. L. Gore, and Zimmer Dental,

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Chinese Markets for Dental Bone Grafts and Other Biomaterials

In 2011, the Chinese dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials market increased by 45.2% over the previous year. The markets discussed in this report include bone graft substitutes (BGS) and dental membranes. As the use of these products continues to rise with increased dental implant placements and the emergence of new products, the market is expected to increase significantly. The under-saturated state of the Chinese dental BGS and other biomaterials market will allow for high double-digit growth over the forecast period.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

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