Dental Implant Market Expanding Faster Than Expected; Boyd Offers Industry Solutions

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Consumer demand for dental implants is driving implant market growth, but many patients still hesitate to seek out needed dental care. To keep patients coming and drive business growth, dentists should focus on creative ways to get patients in the door.

Adrian LaTrace, CEO of Boyd Industries, offers pracitioners solutions to growing implant market and ways to attract business

It’s essential to educate patients on the benefits of good oral hygiene, but dentists should also try to think outside the box when it comes to identifying the issues keeping people away from their offices.

In the United States alone, more than 35 million people have no remaining natural teeth, while 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth.(1) As a result, over 3 million Americans already have dental implants that restore function and facial form. The number of people who are expected to need dental implants is growing rapidly, at an estimated 500,000 new patients each year.(2) Boyd Industries, a dental equipment manufacturer, advises dentists to get creative in driving business in the door as the industry begins to boom.

Acceptance of dental implants is rapidly increasing due to patient educational efforts, the rising incidence of periodontal disease, and the limitations of other treatments.(4) However, many patients still hesitate to make initial implant consultation appointments with dental providers due to potential costs or the idea that implants may not be right for them. Additionally, only 10% of dentists in the United States currently offer implants as part of their patient care services.(2) This could significantly impact where patients get their dental care, and if dentists want to stay ahead of the competition, they must be prepared to offer inventive solutions to entice patients into their practices.

Due to increasing demand, the dental implant market is expected to grow quickly, reaching $8.18 billion by 2024.(3) Many dentists prefer implants over other options for restoring missing or damaged teeth due to their variety of clinical applications and the positive impact they have on patient outcomes.

“It’s essential to educate patients on the benefits of good oral hygiene, but dentists should also try to think outside the box when it comes to identifying the issues keeping people away from their offices,” said Adrian LaTrace, CEO of Boyd Industries.

LaTrace explained that market growth indicates that people are becoming more interested in their oral health and treatment options such as dental implants, and dentists need to be prepared to find creative ways to increase their reputation.

“For example, one orthodontist partnered with his local school district to create a private bus route to bring kids to his practice for their monthly appointments, while other dental offices are beginning to offer services, such as salons, coffee bars, free wifi and comfortable, home-like décor. It’s fine if a dentist wants to stick with traditional offerings in his or her practice, but it’s also important to start thinking about other possible ways to attract business to the practice,” LaTrace said.

Dental implants can be a lifelong alternative to natural teeth. Metal implants are used as anchors within a patient’s mouth, to which prosthetic devices such as bridges, dentures or crowns are then attached. Patients choose implants with the knowledge that they are a one-time investment to provide greater oral health and function compared to other treatment modalities.

The growing interest in dental implants and oral health comes just in time for World Oral Health Day, which is observed globally on March 20th.(5) Prior to this observance, the Academy of Osseointegration will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, from March 15–18.(6) Boyd Industries is proud to be exhibiting at the conference, and will be providing customers with hands-on demonstrations featuring the quality and functionality of several Boyd products.

About Boyd Industries:

Boyd Industries is a market leader in the design and manufacture of specialty dental and medical operatory equipment. Its high-quality and reliable equipment has been the choice of orthodontists, pediatric dentist, oral surgeons and other healthcare professionals for over 55 years. Boyd’s products include a full line of dental exam, treatment and surgical chairs, dental delivery systems, LED exam and surgical lighting, custom sterilization and storage cabinetry, doctor or assistant seating, and video game consoles.

Boyd equipment is specifically designed to provide maximum practice productivity while incorporating ergonomic characteristics for the doctor, staff and patient. As an original equipment manufacturer, Boyd uses a vertically integrated manufacturing approach to assure it meets high quality standards. This approach allows Boyd to control each step of component fabrication and product assembly. To learn more about Boyd products, please visit http://www.boydindustries.com/home.

About Adrian LaTrace:

Adrian E. LaTrace comes to Boyd Industries with more than 25 years of leadership in companies ranging from start-ups to large public corporations in the healthcare, renewable energy, and aerospace industries. His experience in developing high-performance organizations is helping Boyd provide leadership for the dental equipment needs of the future.

Sources:
1.    Facts & Figures. American College of Prosthodontists. https://www.gotoapro.org/facts-figures/
2.    Dental Implants Facts and Figures. American Academy of Implant Dentistry. http://www.aaid.com/about/Press_Room/Dental_Implants_FAQ.html
3.    Dental Implants Market is Expected to Reach US $8.18 Billion by 2024: Transparency Market Research. PR Newswire. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dental-implants-market-is-expected-to-reach-us-818-billion-by-2024-transparency-market-research-604243486.html
4.    Dental Implants and Prosthetics Market: Expected to Observe Major Growth by 2025. SAT Press Releases. http://www.satprnews.com/2017/02/13/dental-implants-and-prosthetics-market-expected-to-observer-major-growth-by-2025/
5.    World Oral Health Day: Live Mouth Smart. World Dental Federation. http://www.worldoralhealthday.com/
6.    2017 Annual Meeting. Academy of Osseointegration. https://osseo.org/annual-meeting/

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