Saudi Arabia's dental care market size is at around $287.04 Mn in 2022 and is projected to reach $489.51 Mn in 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period. Saudi Arabia is a pilgrim tourism destination due to Hajj and Umrah (6.5 Mn visitors in 2021) and a growing expat population due to “Vision 2030” to enhance its oil-based economy. This market is captured by dental care clinics like AlMouwasat Medical Services, Alhokair Dental Center, and Alhada Dental Center. This report is segmented by treatment type, age group, clinical setup, and demography (including migrating population) and provides rich insights for dental corporations to identify and target their potential market.
Saudi Arabia's dental care market size is at around $287.04 Mn in 2022 and is projected to reach $489.51 Mn in 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast period. Since the late King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, established the modern state of Saudi Arabia, his generous and futuristic vision made public health and disease control by the Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) prime concern. The growing scope of healthcare services required in the Kingdom at the time, including treatment for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims (6.5 Mn people in 2021), necessitated the establishment of a Public Health Council (PHC). This council was the Kingdom's highest-level supervisory board, overseeing all elements of healthcare, including all hospitals and healthcare centers nationally. The main goals of the council included the creation of a professional healthcare staff as well as the control of diseases and epidemics that were common at the time. In 2021, $2.4 Bn was spent on healthcare, (4.7% of GDP) which has resulted in Saudi Arabia performing at 55th position on the Health Care Index ranked globally.
Saudi Arabia features a hybrid public-private healthcare system that provides high-quality care. Furthermore, the government's Ministry of Health provides around 60% of services. Primary health care centers, hospitals, specialist services, and outpatient services are among them. Over the next few years, certain public healthcare services will be privatized. However, the government has stated that services will continue to be provided free of charge to Saudi citizens. Saudi nationals and government employees have access to the Saudi public healthcare system. Furthermore, services such as GP services, hospital treatment, dental treatment, and prescription drugs are provided for free.
Expats in Saudi Arabia are on the rise since the country is a magnet for immigrants from all over the world. In accordance with its "Vision 2030," the government is actively attempting to diversify its oil-based economy and provide more diverse economic and cultural opportunities to its people. This has resulted in a major migration of expats from all over the world, dramatically altering the region's demography. They seek private medical care in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare institutions. Non-nationals have been forced to have health insurance, which must be provided by their employers, since 2005. Additional private policies are available for purchase. Dentistry is a growing profession in Saudi Arabia. Indeed, several dental schools have opened in recent years, and the country today has around 17,000 licensed dentists. Due to the rising demand, approximately three-quarters of them are foreign dentists, many of whom provide individual care to expats.
Saudi Arabia's private-sector dental care is regarded as of good quality. Orthodontics, periodontics, and implantology are also accessible as specialized therapies. If they can afford it, many Saudi citizens seek private treatment; places such as Riyadh and Jeddah see dental tourism. Unfortunately, not all private health insurance policies cover dental treatment, so verify with your provider first. The Saudi Arabia dental care market is expected to be worth $287.04 Mn in 2022 and $489.51 Mn in 2030, growing at a 7.9% CAGR over the forecast period. Despite the increased cost of private treatment, there are several benefits, including faster wait times, better access to English-speaking specialists, and access to some therapies that are not offered elsewhere. Outpatient therapy accounts for over 37% of total treatment.
Saudi population growth has resulted in a rise in health spending during the previous 20 years. Furthermore, in order to help pay for services, the government has sought tighter cooperation with the private sector and has transitioned to an insurance-based system. People who use dental services on a regular basis in Saudi Arabia include: Dental treatment for children and adolescents is seen as an essential component of overall health and is generally covered by the government's national healthcare system. Adults can also get dental care through the public healthcare system and private clinics. The elderly (above 60 years) also have access to dental services as well, and the government offers particular programs to help them with their dental care needs. People with disabilities have access to dental treatments as well, and the government offers particular programs to help them meet their dental care needs. People from all socioeconomic situations, regardless of their ability to pay, can get dental care services.
Market Growth Drivers
With an increasing population in Saudi Arabia, the demand for dental services is also rising. The Saudi government has been investing in the development of the healthcare sector, including dental services. This has led to the growth of dental clinics and increased access to dental services for citizens. There is an increasing awareness about oral health among the population, which is driving demand for dental services. Advancements in dental technology have made it possible to perform a wide range of dental procedures with greater precision and accuracy, which is contributing to the growth of dental clinics. With a growing number of expats in Saudi Arabia, there is an increasing demand for dental services from this population. With an increase in disposable income, people are able to afford more expensive dental treatments, and this is driving the growth of dental clinics. There is an increase in demand for aesthetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening and veneers, which is driving growth in the dental services market. Government support to the healthcare sector is also a driver for dental clinics' growth in the country.
There is a shortage of trained dental professionals in Saudi Arabia, which limits the growth of dental clinics. Despite the government's efforts to provide free healthcare to citizens, dental procedures are still not fully covered by insurance, which may limit access to dental services for some individuals. The cost of dental procedures in Saudi Arabia is relatively high, which may be a barrier for some individuals seeking dental care. Dental services are more widely available in urban areas compared to rural areas, which limits access to dental care for people living in rural areas. Despite the government's efforts to raise awareness about oral health, there is still a lack of awareness about the importance of regular dental check-ups and the need for preventative care, which limits the growth of dental clinics. There are a limited number of specialists in certain areas of dentistry, such as orthodontics and endodontics, which limits the availability of certain services. Despite the growth of the dental services market, the number of private clinics is still relatively limited, which limits the availability of services for those who prefer to visit private clinics. Some of the dental clinics in the country may not have the latest technology and equipment, which could limit their ability to provide advanced services.
January 2023 - Dentistat and go2dental.com have been acquired by P&R Dental Strategies. P&R Dental Strategies, LLC (P&R), the leading provider of specialized, actionable business analytics to support a wide range of dental stakeholder objectives, today announced the purchase of Dentistat, Inc. and go2dental.com, Inc. For almost 50 years, Dentistat has provided the industry's premier outsourced dental credentialing services. Dentistat's highly refined credentialing procedure ensures that dental payers' dental networks are developed and maintained in a thorough, efficient, and dependable manner. Dentistat is a renowned Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) that specializes completely in the dentistry business, working with all dental plans and networks to establish stronger, high-quality, and cost-effective PPO networks. It is fully certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Dentistat and go2dental.com have been acquired by P&R Dental Strategies. P&R Dental Strategies, LLC (P&R), the leading provider of specialized, actionable business analytics to support a wide range of dental stakeholder objectives, today announced the purchase of Dentistat, Inc. and go2dental.com, Inc. For almost 50 years, Dentistat has provided the industry's premier outsourced dental credentialing services. Dentistat's highly refined credentialing procedure ensures that dental payers' dental networks are developed and maintained in a thorough, efficient, and dependable manner. Dentistat is a renowned Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) that specializes completely in the dentistry business, working with all dental plans and networks to establish stronger, high-quality, and cost-effective PPO networks. It is fully certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
An immigrant in Saudi Arabia must have health insurance. Furthermore, their employer must make this happen. The country's insurance system is overseen by the Council for Cooperative Health Insurance (CCHI). They assert that all private-sector employers must provide coverage for employees and their dependents. Despite this, many businesses do not provide this service. In Saudi Arabia, there are now 26 health insurance firms in operation. Furthermore, the average premium is $469. Because employer insurance policies may only give minimum coverage (for example, no dental treatment), many foreign workers supplement their coverage with more complete private insurance. APRIL International and Globality Health are two providers. The employer should register you for private health insurance, then you can receive a health insurance card once this is done. A health insurance card can be used to pay for private healthcare services and facilities such as doctors, hospitals, and therapy treatments. Private healthcare is quite important in the Saudi healthcare system. As a result, the government has attracted private sector investment through Public Private Partnership (PPP). Furthermore, it has set a target of increasing private sector healthcare services to 35% by 2020. Expats who cannot access public services use private facilities; some locals are also treated here. However, there is little difference in quality between public and private healthcare in Saudi Arabia.
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Service Overview
1.2 Global Scenario
1.3 Country Overview
1.4 Healthcare Scenario in Country
1.5 Healthcare Services Market in Country
1.6 Recent Developments in the Country
2. Market Size and Forecasting
2.1 Market Size (With Excel and Methodology)
2.2 Market Segmentation (Check all Segments in Segmentation Section)
3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Drivers
3.2 Market Restraints
4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Major Market Share
4.2 Key Company Profile (Check all Companies in the Summary Section)
22.214.171.124 Product Applications and Services
126.96.36.199 Recent Developments
188.8.131.52 Partnerships Ecosystem
184.108.40.206 Financials (Based on Availability)
5. Reimbursement Scenario
5.1 Reimbursement Regulation
5.2 Reimbursement Process for Services
5.3 Reimbursement Process for Treatment
6. Methodology and Scope
By Product (Revenue, USD Billion):
In terms of product category, the toothbrush had the highest revenue share (26% in 2020). The rising incidence of cavities, sensitivity, and gingivitis has increased toothpaste usage significantly in both emerging and wealthy countries. As a result, toothpaste is now an essential part of good dental health. In the oral care sector, toothpaste thus commands the biggest market share.
By Age Group (Revenue, USD Billion):
Adults lead the oral care market over the projection period based on age group. The overall expansion of the oral care industry is being driven by adults' increasing consumer knowledge of mouth cleanliness and care. Adult oral care products come in a variety on the market.
By Sales Channel (Revenue, USD Billion):
The specialty stores dominate the oral care market over the projection period based on the sales channel. Specialty shops carry a broad selection of goods. The employees of specialty businesses provide customers with precise product information. With the aid of specialty shops, customers can also find all types of dental care items under one roof.
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