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4th Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

01/2013

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The 4th quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 1,500 general practitioners and orthodontists across the U.S. since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

4th Quarter 2012 German Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

01/2013

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The 4th quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s German Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the orthodontics market in Germany. Based on data collected  from 1,000 general practitioners and orthodontists in Germany since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among dentists and orthodontists in Germany. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

4th Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

01/2013

$995.00

The 4th Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in Germany regarding the current state of the German economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

01/2013

$995.00

Based upon feedback from 150 dentists surveyed in Germany during the 4th quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

01/2013

$1,495.00

The 4th Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in the U.S. regarding the current state of the economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

01/2013

$1,495.00

Based upon feedback from 250 dentists surveyed in the U.S. during the 4th quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

10/2012

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The 3rd quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 1,300 general practitioners and orthodontists across the U.S. since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

3rd Quarter 2012 German Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

10/2012

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The 3rd quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s German Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the orthodontics market in Germany. Based on data collected  from 875 general practitioners and orthodontists in Germany since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among dentists and orthodontists in Germany. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

3rd Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

10/2012

$995.00

The 3rd Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in Germany regarding the current state of the German economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

10/2012

$995.00

Based upon feedback from 150 dentists surveyed in Germany during the 3rd quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

10/2012

$1,495.00

The 3rd Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in Germany regarding the current state of the German economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

10/2012

$1,495.00

Based upon feedback from 250 dentists surveyed in the U.S. during the 3rd quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

07/2012

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The 2nd quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 1,100 general practitioners and orthodontists across the U.S. since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 German Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

07/2012

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The 2nd quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s German Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the orthodontics market in Germany. Based on data collected  from 750 general practitioners and orthodontists in Germany since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among dentists and orthodontists in Germany. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

08/2012

$995.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in Germany regarding the current state of the German economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

08/2012

$995.00

Based upon feedback from 150 dentists surveyed in Germany during the 2nd quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity - Industry Revitalization Lingers Despite Spring Slowdown

07/2012

$1,495.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s U.S. and international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. The relatively clear signs of macroeconomic improvement witnessed in the first quarter of 2012 did not materialize into trends of sustained macroeconomic expansion during the second quarter of 2012. For many, the spring ‘slowdown’ and the lack of an evident economic boom were well within the possible set of scenarios; for others, the weaker gains in employment and GDP growth were extremely disappointing. Today, as we enter the summer months of 2012, employment creation and labor force expansion remain positive but with a momentum that fails to satisfy markets all around. In addition, capital markets continue to be hyper-sensitive, responding hastily to news on European debt problems, domestic investment forecasts and overall consumer expectations. It is expected, however, that the debt containment negotiations reached by European powers in the final weeks of June will contribute to a better international and domestic business climate. When asked to compare the overall economy to six months ago, 66% of dentql practices in Q311 stated that U.S. economy was ‘much worse’ or ‘somewhat worse’. Such proportion decreased to 47% in Q411 and contracted further to 27% in Q112. However, current quarter estimates show that such proportion has increased to 41%. This recent increase in negative perceptions is consistent with the recent ‘slowdown’ in employment creation and GDP growth. The current dental practice activity index, which compares the current state of dental practice business dimensions vis-a-vis 6 months ago, increased from 38.3 in Q311 to 43.5 in Q411 to 47.4 in Q112, reflecting a relative acceleration in dental industrial activity since mid-2011. In the current quarter, the index decreased insignificantly to 47.1, evidencing the continuing dental practice activity momentum achieved in recent quarters. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

07/2012

$1,495.00

Based upon feedback from 250 U.S. dentists surveyed during the 2nd quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Quarter-over-quarter changes in terms of usage and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. The dental digital imaging category continued to strengthen within the GP and specialist segments in terms of usage and purchase intentions throughout the first six months of 2012. In particular, CBCTs and Digital panoramic & cephalometric X–rays have enjoyed conservative but increasing usage rates in the past few quarters and are expected to perform well in the months to come. Hard/soft tissue lasers and soft tissue lasers (dental diode or C02) promise to continue their consistent upward trend in usage rates and their non-diminishing purchase intentions throughout 2012. Slow-speed and air turbine dental handpieces are likely to continue their constant usage rates in the next quarters, with purchase intentions likely to vary noticeably for air-turbine dental handpieces. Electric motor handpieces have started to see weaker usage rates in 2012 and are unlikely to see increasing rates in the near future; the reduced purchase intentions recorded this quarter will add momentum to this tendency.  | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series Report on Dental Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

06/2012

$2,995.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series™ (MSS) report on Dental Cone Beam CT (CBCT) covers the dental CBCT  product category. By segmenting dental practices according to both product usage and stated purchase intentions and profiling resulting segments this report provides a unique and powerful perspective into the U.S. market for dental cone beam CT systems. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series Report on Intraoral Digital X-Ray (IDXR)

06/2012

$2,495.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series™ (MSS) report on Intraoral Digital X-Ray (IDXR) covers the intraoral digital x-ray product category. By segmenting dental practices according to both product usage and stated purchase intentions and profiling resulting segments this report provides a unique and powerful perspective into the U.S. market for intraoral digital x-ray systems. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series Report on Digital Dental Panoramic/Cephalometric X-Ray (PCXR)

06/2012

$2,495.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series™ (MSS) report on Digital Dental Panoramic/Cephalometric X-Ray (PCXR) covers the Panoramic / Cephalometric x-ray  product category. By segmenting dental practices according to both product usage and stated purchase intentions and profiling resulting segments this report provides a unique and powerful perspective into the U.S. market for digital dental panoramic/cephalometric x-ray systems. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series Report on Digital Impression Systems (DIS) / Intraoral Scanning Systems (IOS)

06/2012

$2,995.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series™ (MSS) report on Digital Impression Systems (IOS) / Intraoral Scanning Systems (IOS) covers the DIS / IOS  product category. By segmenting dental practices according to both product usage and stated purchase intentions and profiling resulting segments this report provides a unique and powerful perspective into the U.S. market for digital impression systems. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series Report on Chairside CAD/CAM

06/2012

$1,995.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series™ (MSS) report on Chairside CAD/CAM (CAD/CAM) covers the chairside CAD/CAM. product category. By segmenting dental practices according to both product usage and stated purchase intentions and profiling resulting segments this report provides a unique and powerful perspective into the U.S. market for chairside CAD/CAM. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series Report on Electric Motor Dental Handpieces

05/2012

$1,295.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series™ (MSS) report on Electric Motor Dental Handpieces (EMDH) covers the EMDH product category. By segmenting dental practices according to both product usage and stated purchase intentions and profiling resulting segments this report provides a unique and powerful perspective into the U.S. market for electric motor dental handpieces. | more ...

   
     

2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series Report on High Speed Air Turbine Dental Handpieces

05/2012

$1,295.00

The 2nd Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Segmentation Series™ (MSS) report on High Speed Air Turbine Dental Handpieces (HSATDH) covers the HSATDH product category. By segmenting dental practices according to both product usage and stated purchase intentions and profiling resulting segments this report provides a unique and powerful perspective into the U.S. market for high speed air turbine dental handpieces. | more ...

   
     

1st Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

03/2012

$995.00

The 1st Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in Germany regarding the current state of the German economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. Throughout 2011, Eurozone debt problems and perceptions of a vulnerable Euro threatened the stability of the German economy. These challenges augmented the volatility of equity markets in Europe and abroad, forcing European policymakers to implement clear and convincing debt renegotiation solutions for highly-indebted countries (Greece). As we start 2012, these challenges have started to dissipate amid the stronger commitments from Eurozone powers – Germany and France – to deal with the high levels of sovereign debt accrued by Eurozone countries. Despite the highly adverse financial atmosphere existing up to the 4th quarter of 2011, the German economy has performed relatively well. Even though Germany experienced negative economic growth by the end of 2011, it continues to have the lowest unemployment rates in the OECD and its national business climate promises to remain stable in the months to come. Industrial production increased by 1.5% in January 2012. The German unemployment rate improved throughout 2011 and is currently one of the lowest in the Eurozone. In January 2012, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was estimated at 5.8%, slightly up from the 5.7% recorded in November and December 2011. The current dental practice activity index, which compares the current state of dental practice business dimensions vis-a-vis 6 months ago, was estimated at 54.3 in Q112 – in line with the 54.1 level recorded, on average, over the last 3 quarters of 2011. Positive expectations regarding the state of the German economy over the next six months were shared by a decreasing proportion of dental practices up to the fourth quarter of 2011, but such proportion seems to have increased in the current quarter. Results show that 37% of practices in Q211 expected the economy to be ‘somewhat better’ or ‘much better’ in the next six months; compared to 17% in Q311, 14% in Q411 and 21% in the current quarter. | more ...    
     

1st Quarter 2012 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

03/2012

$995.00

Based upon feedback from 150 dentists surveyed in Germany during the 1st quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. Even though Germany experienced negative economic growth by the end of 2011, its employment environment remains strong and its national business climate is expected to remain stable in the months to come. This situation seems to have benefited the average dental practice: quarterly data show that financing costs and availability have improved for the average GP dental practice throughout 2011 and into the first months of 2012. In addition, we have observed a recent recuperation of expectations regarding future investments in dental equipment and technology, after the slight weakening of expectations observed towards the end of 2011. CBCTs were used on average by 4% of GPs in 2011, with usage increasing from 3% in Q211-Q311 to 7% in Q411; usage was estimated at 6% in Q112. On the other hand, digital panoramic & cephalometric X–rays were used by an average of 46% of GPs in 2011, with quarterly usage rates decreasing from 49% in Q411 to 43% in Q112. Similarly, digital radiography & X-rays (intraoral) were used by an average of 49% of GPs in 2011. 'Definite’ or ‘likely’ purchase intentions for electric motor handpieces over the next 12 months were held by an average of 17% of GP practices in 2011, with the Q112 estimate decreasing slightly to 15%. The proportion stating ‘definite’ or ‘likely’ purchase intentions for air turbine highspeed handpieces was on average 15% in 2011; the Q112 estimate was a slightly lower 12%. | more ...    
     

1st Quarter 2012 German Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

05/2012

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The 1st quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s German Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the orthodontics market in Germany. Based on data collected  from 650 general practitioners and orthodontists in Germany since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among dentists and orthodontists in Germany. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

1st Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

05/2012

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The 1st quarter 2012 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 950 general practitioners and orthodontists across the U.S. since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. This latest quarterly update provides multi-year brand share allocation for conventional-cosmetic brackets, self-ligating metal brackets, self-ligating cosmetic brackets and lingual treatments. It also focuses on light cure composites, chemical cure composites and GI/RMGI cements used for orthodontic applications. Usage and penetration of digital impression systems (D.I.S.) and various imaging technologies (CBCT, digi-pan) are also analyzed. | more ...

   
     

1st Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity - Industry Revitalization Underway

04/2012

$1,495.00

The 1st Quarter 2012 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s U.S. and international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. The U.S. economy started 2012 on solid footing and with clearer signs of macroeconomic improvement. Throughout most of 2011, both GDP and employment figures improved modestly and without momentum, adding volatility to equity markets, investment horizons and overall consumer confidence. Today, as we conclude the first quarter of 2012, employment creation and labor force expansion seem to be well in place. In addition, equity markets recorded substantial quarterly growth in the price of stocks as European debt woes start to lessen. Health care services contributed moderately to the quarterly growth of GDP in the fourth quarter of 2011. In the second quarter of 2011, health services had contributed 0.32% of the 1.3% growth in real GDP; in the third quarter, the contribution was -0.07% to the 1.8% growth; in the fourth quarter, the contribution was a small but positive 0.09%. The latest employment figures reflect a stronger labor market towards the first months of 2012. The national unemployment rate decreased from 8.6% in November 2011 to 8.2% in March 2012. Over the past year, we have observed an inverted U-shape fluctuation in the proportion of practices expressing negative opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy. When asked to compare the overall economy to six months ago, 34% of practices in Q111 stated that U.S. economy was ‘much worse’ or ‘somewhat worse’. Such proportion increased to 47% in Q211 and 66% in Q311, but decreased to 48% in Q411 and is estimated at 27% in the present (Q112) quarter. This recent contraction is consistent with the latest positive trends in employment figures and economic growth. The current dental practice activity index, which compares the current state of dental practice business dimensions vis-a-vis 6 months ago, decreased gradually from Q111 to Q311, reflecting a relative deceleration in dental industrial activity during most of 2011. The index was 47.2 in Q111, 44.8 in Q211 and 38.3 in Q311. Nonetheless, the index experienced a rather fast recuperation over the past 6 months, increasing to 43.5 in Q411 and 47.4 in Q112. | more ...    
     

1st Quarter 2012 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

04/2012

$1,495.00

Based upon feedback from 250 U.S. dentists surveyed during the 1st quarter 2012, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Quarter-over-quarter changes in terms of usage and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. The AFG Research expected expenditures index for dental equipment and technology, which assesses current practice expenditures versus a six-month outlook decreased in the first 9 months of 2011 but has seen much recuperation since then. In addition, the stronger usage rates and purchase intentions observed throughout 2011 for dental imaging equipment (2-D, 3-D and cephalometric) and dental lasers have continued to increase in Q112. Furthermore, financing costs and availability improved for GPs through the second half of 2011, with current quarter results suggesting a continuation of this trend in the months to come. There may still be signs of conservatism when it comes to dental practice budget allocations. For instance practices with 2 GPs seem to be most austere regarding overall dental practice budgets for 2012. In addition, the Digital Impression Systems (DIS) & CAD/CAM Technology category may enter 2012 with less force than suggested by previous quarterly data. The 2011 market growth rate for CBCTs was estimated for the GP segment at around 13%; the Q112 market growth estimate for 2012 oscillates between 22% and 26%. For digital panoramic cephalometric X-rays, the 2011 market growth rate was estimated for the GP segment at around 6.5%.  | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2011 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

03/2012

$995.00

The 4th Quarter 2011 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in Germany regarding the current state of the German economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. The closing year challenged the German economy as perhaps never before since the creation of the European Union. Serious debt problems have shaken the economic foundations of Greece and Italy, forcing the handling of power to new authorities in the hope of renewing national and international trust in domestic markets. In addition, high debt to GDP ratios have started to put pressure on countries like France, while unemployment figures in Spain reveal the current multidimensional macroeconomic hardships of the continent. Last but not least, the word of the unsustainability of the Euro has begun to spread, forcing Germany and other large European economies to prioritize the strengthening of their currency as we enter 2012. Despite these challenges, the German economy showed signs of relative stability throughout most of 2011, especially when it comes to its labour market. The current dental practice activity index, which compares the current state of dental practice business dimensions vis-a-vis 6 months ago, was on average 54.9 during most of 2011 – pointing to a relative stability of practice business dimensions over the past year. It must be noted that the index increased from 52.4 in Q311 to 55.6 in Q411, suggesting that the average practice business environment was relatively stronger towards the end of the year. Positive expectations regarding the state of the German economy over the next six months were shared by a decreasing proportion of practices over the past three quarters, evidencing growing pessimism on the future outlook of the German and Eurozone economies. Results show that 37% of practices in Q211 expected the economy to be ‘somewhat better’ or ‘much better’ in the next six months; however, only 17% and 14% did so in Q311 and Q411, respectively. Quarterly data show that the proportion of dental practices expecting ‘somewhat higher’ or ‘much higher’ levels of revenues and profitability increased noticeably between the third and fourth quarters of 2011. | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2011 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

03/2012

$995.00

Based upon feedback from 450 dentists surveyed in Germany during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter 2011, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. Financing costs and availability seem to have improved for the average dental practice throughout 2011, suggesting the onset of a more positive financing environment in 2012. The dental imaging equipment category promises to remain on solid grounds in terms of usage and purchase intentions throughout 2012. Purchase intentions for digital panoramic & cephalometric X–rays and digital radiography & X-rays (intraoral) are likely to strengthen towards the beginning of 2012. CBCT usage will likely increase - albeit gradually - in 2012. Electric motor handpieces, in contrast with other small and large dental equipment, were used by a high proportion of practices in 2011. Hard/soft tissue laser usage was on average 31% in 2011. Soft tissue laser (dental diode or C02) usage was on average 25% in 2011. Slow-speed air driven highspeed dental handpieces were used by 46% of practices. | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

02/2012

$1,495.00

Based upon feedback from 250 U.S. dentists surveyed during the 4th quarter 2011, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Quarter-over-quarter changes in terms of usage and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. The AFG Research Expected Expenditures Index for Dental Equipment and Technology, which assesses current practice expenditures versus a six-month outlook, increased from an average of 40.5 in 2009 to 43.6 in 2010 to 45.1 in 2011, signalling a recuperation of investment expectations throughout the post-recession period. The index’s current level suggests that most dentists expect on average ‘same levels’ of investments over a subsequent 6-month period, pointing to some resistance towards increasing investment amounts noticeably in the near future.The dental imaging category promises to expand in terms of usage and purchases throughout the next year, given the long-term and short-term improvements in usage rates and the non-declining percentage of GPs planning a ‘definite’ or ‘likely’ purchase. Hard/soft tissue lasers and soft tissue lasers (dental diode or C02) promise to continue their strong and consistent upward trends in usage, purchase and purchase intentions throughout 2012. Slow-speed and air turbine handpieces will most likely witness constant usage rates in the next year, with purchase intentions likely to weaken for air-turbine dental handpieces in the coming quarters. Despite somewhat constant usage and purchase trends observed in the long-term, electric motor handpieces may start to see slightly weaker purchases, as indicated by more recent quarterly data. | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity - Signs Of a Long-Overdue Recovery

02/2012

$1,495.00

The 4th Quarter 2011 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s U.S. and international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. The U.S. economy ended 2011 with shy growth and modest signs of recovery. Throughout 2011, both GDP and employment figures remained weak, adding much uncertainty to equity markets and investors“ expectations. Such uncertainty is likely to prevail in the coming year: the political debate on topics such as tax reform and government spending will intensify as we approach elections in November. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimated that real GDP increased at a quarterly rate of 1.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011 (third estimate), while the quarterly growth rate in the second and first quarters were estimated to be 1.3 and 0.4 percent, respectively. The modest acceleration in real GDP in the third quarter primarily reflected growth in personal consumption and expenditure, nonresidential fixed investment and exports. The overall dental industry faced a difficult post-recessionary period (2009-2010) characterized by low assessments of the state of the economy and weaker conditions concerning practice activity, revenues and profitability. However, 2011 data suggest that recovery amongst these practice dimensions is now well underway. We have observed a U-shaped fluctuation in the proportion of practices expressing negative opinions of the current state of the U.S. economy over the past three years. When asked to compare the overall economy to six months ago, an average of 56% of practices in 2009 stated that U.S. economy was ‘much worse’ or ‘somewhat worse’. Such proportion decreased substantially in 2010 to 44%, but increased to 48% in 2011 - most likely as a result of unmet expectations of macroeconomic recovery and moderate economic growth. In accordance with increasing economic activity over the holiday season, this proportion decreased from a quarterly level of 66% in Q311 to 47% in Q411 - mimicking similar end-of-year movements observed in 2009 and 2010. In particular, stronger volumes for direct posterior/anterior restorations, single crowns and bridges were perceived after 2010. The overall expected dental activity index, which compares the expected state of dental practice business dimensions vis-a-vis a six month outlook, increased from 2009 to 2010, but decreased slightly in 2011. The average index was 49.9 in 2009, 52.3 in 2010 and 51.2 in 2011. In accordance with recent quarterly fluctuations in the current dental practice activity index, quarterly analysis reveals a salient decline of the expected dental practice activity index towards the third quarter 2011: from 56 and 51.3 in Q111 and Q211, the index decreased to 45.7 in Q311, to climb back to 50.8 by Q411. | more ...    
     

4th Quarter 2011 German Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

01/2012

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The 4th quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s German Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the orthodontics market in Germany. Based on data collected  from 500 general practitioners and orthodontists in Germany since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among dentists and orthodontists in Germany. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, Invisalign, Simpli5, MTM Clear Aligner, ClearCorrect and other clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. | more ...

   
     

4th Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

01/2012

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The 4th quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 750 general practitioners and orthodontists across the U.S. since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, Invisalign, Simpli5, MTM Clear Aligner, ClearCorrect and other clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. | more ...

   
     

3rd Quarter 2011 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity

11/2011

$395.00

The 3rd Quarter 2011 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather opinions among dentists in Germany regarding the current state of the German economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. The positive outlook of the German economy during the first and second quarters of 2011 seems to be winding down amidst debt problems of the Eurozone and the lackluster performance of the American economy. The OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) predicts that German economic output is likely to continue its moderate expansion during July, August and September, but it is likely to fall significantly towards the end of 2011 due to weaker exports. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2011 Germany Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

11/2011

$495.00

Based upon feedback from 300 dentists surveyed in Germany during the 2nd quarter 2011 and 3rd quarter 2011, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Market penetration and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2011 German Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

10/2011

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The 3rd quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s German Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the German orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 400 general practitioners and orthodontists across Germany since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among German dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories such as conventional metal brackets, conventional brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, etc. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

10/2011

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The 3rd quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 550 general practitioners and orthodontists across the U.S. since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, Invisalign and other clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. | more ...

   
     

3rd Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity - Economic Headwinds and Growing Pessimism

10/2011

$595.00

The 3rd Quarter 2011 edition of OMNIDEN™ - AFG Research’s U.S. and international dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. The current ‘infertility’ of the American economy has not met the expectations of economic expansion for 2011. As we enter this year’s final quarter, both GDP and employment growth have failed to pick-up. In addition, the recent heavily-politicized debates around the U.S. debt ceiling, the subsequent down-grading of U.S. Treasury bonds by Standard & Poor’s, and the urgent yet unaddressed need for tax reform to reduce the deficit have sent the wrong signals to investors at home and abroad. | more ...    
     

3rd Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

10/2011

$695.00

Based upon feedback from 200 U.S. dentists surveyed during the 3rd quarter 2011, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Quarter-over-quarter changes in terms of usage and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity - Stalling Economy and Stalling Business

07/2011

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AFG Research probed into what 250 U.S. dentists think about the current economic environment and the challenges faced by their practice (2,350 U.S. dentists since the 4th quarter 2008). As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, real GDP increased at an annual quarterly rate of 1.9% in the first quarter of 2011 (third estimate). In contrast to the growth of 3.1% recorded for the final quarter of 2010, the lower growth experienced over past quarter points to a significant loss of momentum across the wider American economy. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

07/2011

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Based upon feedback from 250 U.S. dentists surveyed during the 2nd quarter 2011, AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Quarter-over-quarter changes in terms of usage and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2011 German Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

07/2011

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The 2nd quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s German Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the German orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 300 general practitioners and orthodontists across Germany since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among German dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories such as conventional metal brackets, conventional brackets, self-ligating brackets, clear tray aligner systems, etc. | more ...    
     

2nd Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

07/2011

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The 2nd quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. Based on data collected  from 400 general practitioners and orthodontists across the U.S. since the first quarter 2011, this cumulative report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, Invisalign and other clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. | more ...

   
     

1st Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Technology, Equipment and Capital Expenditures

05/2011

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Based upon feedback from 250 U.S. dentists surveyed during the 1st quarter 2011 (2,250 U.S. dentists since 2008), AFG Research measured changes in capital budget for broad capital expenditure categories including small & large dental equipment, computer / networking, cabinetry & furniture, etc. Quarter-over-quarter changes in terms of usage and purchase intentions for thirty equipment & technology categories (cone beam imaging, dental digital impression systems, hard / soft tissue lasers, curing lights, dental practice management software, intraoral cameras, etc.) are also analyzed in this new report. The report will help dental manufacturers and distributors to: a) assess the current business environment of the industry, b) identify the leading equipment and technology categories based upon purchase intentions and market penetration, c) identify key opportunities for adapting their business to better address the needs of their customers d) track the changes in key dental business activities during both the recessionary and post-recessionary periods, and e) identify future trends and developments to better forecast business activity in 2011 and beyond. | more ...

     

1st Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report on Dental Practice Activity - Sustained Practice Activity Amidst Moderate Growth

05/2011

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AFG Research probed into what 250 U.S. dentists think about the current economic environment and the challenges faced by their practice (2,250 respondents since the 4th quarter 2008). As part of this study, AFG Research measured the changes experienced in the volume of twenty different dental procedures during the past six months, including direct restorations, implant procedures and many others. The post-recession economic environment of 2010 has seen some modest growth of the U.S. economy. Despite the fact that growth expectations were not met by the observed performance of U.S. GDP during 2010 and the beginning of 2011, the business atmosphere looks moderately positive. The general theme, for the 1st Quarter 2011, is that some leading dental industry business indicators such as practice profitability and revenues have accrued the benefits of the recovery experienced during 2010. However, future expectations for business may be lackluster in the near future. The recent improvement of the U.S. unemployment rate, which has recently seen a decrease during the 1st Quarter 2011 (from 9.8% in September 2010 to 9.0% in March 2010 - Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the decrease in the number of job losers and temporary workers, have lead to a better business atmosphere for the dental industry towards 2011. Nonetheless, the decelerating growth of the economy towards the first quarter of 2011, the increase in consumer price indices, the higher costs of fuel and the lack of a vibrant real estate market seem to have contributed to decrease the growth momentum of some elective dental procedures and the revision of certain financial health expectations within the dental practice. | more ...

     

1st Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Consumer Dental and Oral Healthcare Products

04/2011

$2,995.00

The 1st quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Consumer Dental and Oral Healthcare Products provides an overview of the recommendations made by U.S. dentists to patients regarding multiple oral healthcare products and brands including: rechargeable / electric and battery-powered toothbrushes, manual toothbrushes, dental floss, interdental cleaners, toothpastes, over-the-counter fluoride mouthwashes, take-home bleaching / whitening kits, xylitol, dry mouth oral moisturizers and denture cleansers. This report will aid dental manufacturers in: a) identifying the relative importance of recommendations made by dentists regarding various consumer oral healthcare product categories, b) measuring the share of recommendations for oral healthcare product brands and c) assessing their overall image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. | more ...

     

1st Quarter 2011 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for Orthodontic Appliances

04/2011

$4,995.00

The 1st quarter 2011 edition of AFG Research’s U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ report for Orthodontic Appliances provides an overview of the U.S. orthodontics market. This report will aid dental and orthodontic manufacturers in: a) measuring market growth by orthodontic system categories, b) identifying market share and share of orthodontic procedures, and c) assessing their image and reputation among U.S. dentists and orthodontists. The report provides measures for orthodontic case starts for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (forecast) and covers multiple manufacturers and orthodontic system categories including conventional metal brackets, conventional cosmetic and ceramic brackets, self-ligating brackets, Invisalign and other clear tray aligner systems, customized wires, etc. | more ...

     

4th Quarter 2010 U.S. Market Snapshot Series Report for CBCT and Digital Panoramic X-Ray

10/2010

$695.00

The 4th quarter 2010 edition of AFG Research’s Market Snapshot Series™ for Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and Digital Panoramic X-Ray provides an overview of the U.S. dental practice market for CBCT and Digital Panoramic X-Ray. This Market Snapshot Series™ report is prefaced by Dr. Allan G. Farman, Professor of Radiology and Imaging Science and President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR). In his preface, “CBCT - Myths & Reality”, Dr. Farman wrote: “CBCT 3D X-Ray imaging is a very valuable adjunctive technology both in dental diagnosis and treatment guidance; however, like any other instrument that uses ionizing radiation, care should be taken to carefully select the situations where this technology is likely to be beneficial in healthcare delivery. In reality, all CBCT systems are not the same so it is important for the purchaser of such systems to make purchase decisions based upon diagnostic capabilities needed, such as field of view and spatial resolution for the tasks employed in your business setting. Further, it is a myth that all CBCT systems are low dose". A key CBCT manufacturer is significantly outperforming all other manufacturers in terms of market share. This strong leadership is not however fully reflected when it comes to overall favorability among dentists surveyed. | more ...

     

Dentists and the U.S. Economy 1st Quarter 2010: Practice Stabilization Post-Recession

04/2010

$795.00

The general theme, for the 1st Quarter 2010, is that some leading dental industry business indicators such as practice profitability, revenues and practice activity are beginning to reflect the stabilization and recovery experienced by the wider U.S. economy. The U.S. unemployment rate, which has recently seen a decrease during the 1st Quarter 2010, should start to ease major concerns within the dental industry particularly, as employment creation contributes to increase the pace of business activity in the dental practice. Nonetheless, taking into account the lag that is usually observed between post-recessionary expansion and employment growth, unemployment is not expected to diminish swiftly during 2010. This will likely dampen dentists’ expectations on the volumes and mix of certain dental procedures to be demanded by patients in the near future – a prediction that seems to be supported by this report’s findings. The 1st quarter 2010 edition of OMNIDENTM - AFG Research’s U.S. dental omnibus - which included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment expands on two measures for tracking both the current and expected state of dental practice activity: the “AFG Research current dental activity index” and the “AFG Research dental activity expectations index”. Some degree of conservatism remains for expectations on overall business conditions and technology expenditures / investments – the proportion of practices holding expectations of improvement in business conditions and technological expenditures has decreased during the last 3 quarters (48% to 43% to 40% for business conditions and 25% to 21% to 20% for expenditures in technologies). Again, this may point out to a return to normal investment predispositions rather than a discouragement towards investment activities. The present quarter’s results also indicate that the number of “On the edge” dental practices is currently at an all time low since the beginning of this longitudinal tracking study. | more ...

     

4th Quarter 2009 U.S. Dental Patient Survey Report

02/2010

$495.00

The 4th Quarter 2009 U.S. Dental Patient Survey Report provides insight into the impact of the current economic situation on patients’ dental visit patterns, as well as changes to patient insurance coverage. Based on data collected as part of AFG Research’s U.S. Patient Dental Survey, a representative sample of 500 U.S. adults was surveyed during the month of December 2009. The sample was designed to maintain nationwide representation among U.S. adults (aged 18 and over). The last economic crisis has impacted the majority of American industries - the dental industry included. This report aims to address the extent to which patterns in dental visits have shifted, as well as the impact of the economy on patients’ insurance coverage. A significant proportion of U.S. adults surveyed indicated that the economic situation over the past 12 months had affected their dental visits in some way. Many among patients reduced the frequency of their dental visits. This report will help dental manufacturers and other dental industry participants in understanding the circumstances facing U.S. dental patients, the changes that have occurred in the dental market due to the economic situation and the impact this may have on the dental manufacturers’ business in 2010 and beyond. | more ...

     

4th Quarter 2009 U.S. Home Dental Care Products Survey Report

02/2010

$495.00

The 4th Quarter 2009 U.S. Home Dental Care Products Report provides insight into the U.S. market for the following product categories: toothpaste, power toothbrush, manual toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, dry mouth oral moisturizer, canker sore treatment, cold sore treatment and take-home whitening / bleaching treatment. Based on data collected as part of AFG Research’s U.S. Patient Dental Survey, a representative sample of 500 U.S. adults was surveyed during the month of December 2009. The report aims to assess usage levels (consumer market penetration) for each of the nine home dental product categories included in the scope of this research. Additionally, both market awareness (aided) and market share are estimated for approximately 50 leading dental brands currently available in the U.S. home dental care consumer market. Dental manufacturers and others in the dental industry will be able to further assess home dental care product category usage as well as brand awareness / market share in each of the product categories included. | more ...

     

Dentists and the U.S. Economy 3rd Quarter 2009: Growing Optimism in a Sluggish Recovery

07/2009

$495.00

Multiple leading and lagging economic indicators are showing signs that the U.S. economy is stabilizing and moving towards the direction of gradual recovery. Serious concerns however remain about the pace and scope of the recovery with many predicting a lackluster recovery over the next year. The U.S. unemployment rate, which has reached a seemingly stable level of around 9.5 to 9.7% in the third quarter of 2009, should be a concern for the dental industry particularly, as job losses are generally related to the loss of business activity in the dental practice. Given recent and significant productivity gains and taking into account the lag that is usually observed between post-recessionary expansion and employment growth, unemployment is not expected to decrease before the end of 2009. This will likely have an adverse impact on both dental benefits and employer-sponsored dental plans. The 3rd quarter 2009 edition of OMNIDENTM - AFG Research’s U.S. dental omnibus - which included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment also introduces two measures for tracking both the current and expected state of dental practice activity: the “AFG Research current dental activity index” and the “AFG Research dental activity expectations index”. Overall business conditions, as well as practice activity, revenues and profitability are perceived to be similar this quarter to the levels measured in the 2nd quarter of 2009. A majority of U.S. dentists expect however that overall business conditions and practice activity will ‘significantly improve’, ‘somewhat improve’ or ‘remain the same’ over the next 6 months. | more ...

     

U.S. Dental Market Snapshot Series 3rd Quarter 2009: Covers 6 Consumable and 8 Dental Equipment Categories

09/2009

$395.00

AFG Research gathered product usage and attitudes among U.S. dentists across 6 consumable and 8 equipment categories. Results are made available as part of twelve new U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ 3rd Quarter 2009 reports. Specifically, AFG Research probed into U.S. dentists' attitudes towards various manufacturers, measured manufacturer brand usage, estimated the current penetration rate for each equipment category and estimated the market share and/or share of procedures for each manufacturer included in this research. The rate of growth for each equipment category was also estimated. Additional information about each of the twelve new U.S. Market Snapshot Series™ 3rd Quarter 2009 reports is available below:

     

Dentists and the U.S. Economy 2nd Quarter 2009: Stabilizing But Challenges Remain

07/2009

$295.00

Some leading and lagging economic indicators are showing signs that the U.S. economy has stabilized in the 2nd quarter of 2009. Serious concerns remain however about the pace and scope of the recovery with many predicting a lackluster recovery during the 2nd half of 2009. Against this backdrop, there is growing optimism among U.S. dentists as indicated in the 2nd quarter 2009 edition of OMNIDENTM - AFG Research’s U.S. dental omnibus - which included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. It appears most evident as approximately one half of dentists (54%) surveyed are now expecting the economy to improve over the next 6 months, compared to only 20% in the 1st quarter of 2009. Their growing optimism is also reflected in the expected change in the volume of multiple dental procedures. Many dentists expect the volume of many procedures to remain the same or become slightly higher in the next 6 months, even for indirect procedures which were the most impacted during the downturn. The research also confirmed three underlying segments among U.S. dental practices: "On the edge", "Bandwagon" and "Robust". Perceptions of the U.S. economy, procedure volume (past and forecasted), as well as dental equipment / technology purchases are clearly different among each of these three segments. | more ...

     

Dentists and the U.S. Economy 1st Quarter 2009

04/2009

$295.00

The 1st quarter 2009 edition of OMNIDENTM - AFG Research’s U.S. dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. Results for these questions are made available as part of a report titled: “Dentists and the U.S. Economy 1st Quarter 2009”. The report will help dental manufacturers and distributors to: a) assess the current business environment of the industry, b) better understand the ways in which dentists across the U.S. are coping with changes in the economic environment, c) identify key opportunities for adapting their business to better address the needs of their customers, and d) identify future trends and developments to better forecast business activity in 2009. The research points to three underlying segments among U.S. dental practices: "On the edge", "Bandwagon" and "Robust". Perceptions of the U.S. economy, procedure volume (past and forecasted), as well as dental equipment / technology purchases are clearly different among each of these three segments. | more ...

     

Dental Products in China to 2012 - Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017

04/2009

$5,100.00

Toothpaste will continue to dominate the key consumer segment, while lower volume products such as whitening strips, floss and dentures lead gains. The professional segment will outpace the consumer market, spurred by more dental visits per year. Continuing urbanization, as well as government and private efforts to promote good hygiene in rural areas, will boost per capita consumption of dental products in China through 2012. Demand to increase 11% per year through 2012 Demand for dental products in China is expected to climb 11.0 percent per year through 2012 to „21.5 billion, driven by the increasing number of Chinese who are using dental products to improve their appearance and the growing popularity of professional dental care. Rising personal income levels will make dental products more affordable to consumers while government programs will increase awareness of the benefits of good oral care. Growth in professional market to outpace larger consumer market Consumer dental products – including toothpaste, whitening products, dental rinses and mouthwash, dental floss, and denture products -- account for about three-quarters of overall Chinese dental product demand. Toothpaste dominates the consumer dental product segment.  | more ...

     
     

Dentists and the U.S. Economy 4th Quarter 2008

12/2008

$295.00

The 4th quarter 2008 edition of OMNIDENTM - AFG Research’s U.S. dental omnibus - included several questions designed to gather dentists’ opinions regarding the current state of the U.S. economy and the way their practice has been affected by the current economic environment. Results for these questions are made available as part of a report titled: “Dentists and the U.S. Economy 4th Quarter 2008”. The report will help dental manufacturers and distributors to: a) assess the current business environment of the industry, b) better understand the ways in which dentists across the U.S. are coping with changes in the economic environment, c) identify key opportunities for adapting their business to better address the needs of their customers, and d) identify future trends and developments to better forecast business activity in 2009. | more ...

 

U.S. Dental Practice Management Software Market 4th Quarter 2008

12/2008

$395.00

The "U.S. Dental Practice Management Software Market 4th Quarter 2008” report provides an overview of the Practice Management Software market and an outlook on market trends for the next 6 months. The report is based on data collected from a representative random sample of 250 dentists (GPs and specialists) across the U.S. during Q3 2008 and provides the most current and in-depth analysis of recent developments in this rapidly evolving product category. The report will help software providers and dental manufacturers to: a) identify the size of the market and the market share of various software vendors, b) assess the strengths and weaknesses of all major brands in the category *as reported by end-users*, c) better understand pricing perceptions for key systems, etc. | more ...

     

Dental Products & Materials to 2012 - U.S. Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017

03/2008

$4,500.00

The U.S. dental product and material industry is analyzed in this study. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002, 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by product (e.g., prosthetics, fillings, orthodontic appliances, veneers, whiteners, adhesives and cements, sealants, toothpastes, mouthwash/dental rinses, dental gum); and raw material (metals, chemicals, ceramics, silica, polymers). The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles leading industry competitors. Growth in demand will be aided by favorable population trends, continued interest in cosmetic dentistry and a greater perception of oral care as a requirement for good overall health. U.S. demand to grow 4.5% annually through 2012. Demand for dental products (excluding equipment) in the U.S. is forecast to rise 4.5 percent per year to nearly $11 billion in 2012. Solid growth in the over 55 population will provide opportunities, as older individuals are more likely to require repair and restorative dental products, such as crowns, bridges or dentures, than other segments of the population. In addition, individuals such as aging baby boomers and generation Xers are increasingly likely to engage in cosmetic procedures, such as whitening or veneers, in order to maintain a youthful appearance. In general, consumers are becoming more aware of the benefits of cosmetic dental procedures partially due to aggressive marketing. Cosmetic procedures are also becoming increasingly important to dental professionals as these treatments are highly profitable and allow practitioners to avoid interaction with insurance companies, since cosmetic procedures are typically excluded from coverage. The continued introduction of advanced over-the-counter dental products will also provide opportunities through the forecast period.  | more ...

     
     

U.S. Bite Registration Material Market 4th Quarter 2008

T.B.A.

 

The "U.S. Bite Registration Material Market 4th Quarter 2008” report provides an overview of the bite registration market. The report is based on data collected from a representative random sample of 250 dentists (GPs and specialists) across the U.S. during Q4 2008 and provides the most current and in-depth analysis of recent developments in the product category. The report will help dental manufacturers to: a) identify the size of the market and the market share of various manufacturers, b) assess the strengths and weaknesses of all major brands in the category, c) better understand price / value perceptions for various products / manufacturers, etc. | more ...

     

Medical & Dental Adhesives & Sealants - U.S. Industry Study with Forecast for 2011 and 2016

05/2007

$4,400.00

U.S. demand for medical and dental adhesives and sealants will rise 7.6 percent annually through 2011 driven by continuing new product development and increasing acceptance in surgical and consumer settings. Opportunities are expected for cyanoacrylate, polyethylene glycol and various plasma and protein types. This study analyzes the $1.2 billion U.S. market for medical and dental adhesives and sealants. It presents historical demand data (1996, 2001 and 2006) and forecasts for the years 2011 and 2016 by adhesive and sealant product (e.g. acrylic, cyanoacrylate, silicone, polyethylene glycol| collagen, fibrin, albumin), application (e.g. medical, dental) and market (primary care, dental offices, consumer). Much of this growth can be attributed to the aging US population, as older individuals are more likely to require surgical and dental procedures. Advances will also depend on continuing new product development and increasing acceptance of these materials in surgical and consumer settings. | more ...

     

Dental Equipment - U.S. Industry Study with Forecasts to 2011 & 2016

04/2007

$4,400.00

This study analyzes the $2.4 billion U.S. dental equipment industry. It presents historical demand data for 1996, 2001 and 2006 and forecasts to 2011 and 2016 by product (e.g., hand instruments, lasers, imaging systems, instrument delivery systems, toothbrushes, seating, lighting); and market (e.g., dental offices, consumers, dental laboratories). U.S. demand for dental equipment will grow 3.8 percent annually through 2011, aided by favorable population trends and strong interest in technology updates. In general, advanced equipment such as lasers, intra-oral cameras, digital radiography and CAD/CAM systems will lead gains. Dental offices will remain the largest market and grow the fastest. Advanced technology to provide most rapid gains. In general, equipment that features advanced technology, such as lasers, intra-oral cameras, digital radiography and CAD/CAM systems, will provide the most rapid gains. Dentists are seeking higher tech equipment to improve office productivity, expand their procedure capabilities, and attract new patients with a state-of-the-art office appearance. Furniture and lighting are expected to achieve moderate growth, yet benefit from dental chair purchases, as dentists attempt to create comfortable settings for their patients. Lighting will benefit from a shift to higher value-added technologies, such as LED and fiber optics.
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