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Rising Awareness of Dental Implant Treatments Will Drive Growth in Latin America

By September 9, 2014 No Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that dental procedure volumes will see strong expansion as the population ages and as awareness of these treatments increases. Historically, implantology training has been low in this region. As international manufacturers increasingly vie for share with local companies they will focus on providing greater training for specialist implant dentists, increasing the likelihood that they will recommend or perform an implant procedure and use their products.

Other key findings from Decision Resources Group’s coverage of the Latin American dental implant market:

  • Unaffordability of dental implants: Inability and unwillingness to pay for procedures among Latin American patients will represent the most significant limiter to market growth. There is a general lack of reimbursement for these procedures and therefore many patients will delay these elective procedures until their ability to chew becomes seriously compromised specialist implant dentist.
  • Prevalence of single-unit procedures: A high proportion of single-unit procedures are performed in Latin America because these procedures are more affordable than multiunit procedures. In addition, there has been insufficient training for Latin American dentists on how to perform multiunit implant procedures.
  • Slow adoption of nanotechnology-based dental implants: Although the Latin American dental implant market will follow many global trends, penetration of nanotechnology-based surface treatment implants will lag behind Europe and the United States. Adoption of this technology remains low due to high product cost, lack of training on their use, and doubts regarding their benefits.
  • High volumes in Brazil: The strong presence of local manufacturers and significant price competition in Brazil has made dental implants accessible to a substantial portion of the population, resulting in high penetration of implants in this country….read more
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