Dental syringes are mainly utilized during operative dentistry procedures to administer an anesthetic solution and other products (such as dental fillings, impression materials, and drugs) to a patient. These syringes are made up of metallic or plastic materials.
North America and Europe are major contributors to the growth of the dental syringes market due to the rising geriatric population (aged 65 years and above) in the region, rising number of accidental dental injuries, and increasing number of cosmetic dental procedures (that require dental reconstruction and related surgeries).
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the new revenue-generating market for players engaged in offering dental syringes. Rising awareness among healthcare professionals related to needlestick injuries, ongoing government initiatives to modernize & expand healthcare infrastructure, continuous reduction in product prices (owing to increasingly localized manufacturing and strengthening of distribution networks by prominent manufacturers), and the presence of a large patient population for target diseases (coupled with rapidly growing geriatric population, especially in Japan and China) are expected to drive the growth of the dental syringes market in the Asia-Pacific region.
On the basis of product, the dental syringes market is categorized into three segments, namely, non-disposable syringes, disposable syringes, and safety syringes. The non-disposable syringes segment is expected to dominate the dental syringes market in 2016 mainly due to the growing number of endodontic & periodontic procedures across the globe, significant adoption of non-disposable syringes among dental professionals for administering anesthesia, and greater affordability of these products due to their reusable nature.
Based on type, the market is segmented into two segments, namely, aspirating syringes, and non-aspirating syringes. The aspirating syringes segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The prominent market position of the aspirating syringes segment can be primarily attributed to the procedural benefits offered by aspirating syringes over conventional syringes (such as easy syringe handling, minimal operational stress, and better operational control), and longer shelf life of metallic syringes (as compared to conventional plastic syringes).
On the basis of material, the market is segmented into metallic and plastic-based dental syringes. Metallic syringes are expected to dominate the dental syringes market during the study period owing to their advantages (such as long shelf life, reusability, and nonreactive nature) and significant adoption of metallic syringes among dentists.
During 2013 to 2016, key players such as 3M Company (U.S.), Septodont (U.S.), DENTSPLY International Inc. (U.S.), and Vista Dental Products (U.S.) adopted strategies such as product launches, mergers and acquisitions, and expansions. For instance, in October 2016, Vista Dental Products launched a Dripless Syringe (featured as anti-drip technology, greatly reducing the risk of bleach stains, damage to skin, eyes, and oral mucosa) that enables healthcare professionals to quickly identify NaOCl. Moreover, in October 2014, 3M Company launched Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative. This product helps doctors to perform faster and easier procedures without compromising patient care.