Numerous business opportunities in Chinese dental market
Among the 1.4 billion people in China, there are 110,000 dentists and 110,000 dental lab technicians. The ratio of dentists to total population now is 1: 12727. It was 1:100,000 in 1985, 1:50,000-60,000 in 1995, 1:25,000 in 2005 and up to now, 1:13,000 in 2010.
Thus it can be seen that the dentists have increased rapidly and the stomatology dentistry is developing fast with the booming of Chinese economy. But compared with those developed countries and regions like Europe, America and Japan, whose ratio of that is 1: 1000-2000, there is still a big gap.
Our country aims to reach the goal that every 4000-5000 persons share a dentist on average in 2030. That means in order to meet the needs of the Chinese people for dental disease treatment, oral health care and tooth esthetic, the number of stomatological hospitals and clinics in China will expand 5 times within the future 10-20 year.
With the development of Chinese stomatology dentistry and improvement of people’s living standards and consumption abilities, people’s expectation on medical techniques and services is getting higher and higher. As a result, the demand for high-class and good quality dental equipments and materials is increasing than ever. The survey on national dental diseases shows that over 97% Chinese people suffer from dental diseases and about 50% of the adult suffers from periodontal diseases and the incidence rate of decayed teeth is 37%.That means each person has 2.47 decayed teeth on average. In terms of the 1.4 billion population, there are about 500 million decayed tooth patients in the whole country with total number of over 1 billion decayed teeth. Therefore, Chinese dental market has numerous business opportunities.