Published on July 8, 2013

2013 Survey on European Dental Trade

2013 Survey on European Dental Trade

The Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) in cooperation with the Association of European Dental Dealers (ADDE) has released the results of their annual survey highlighting the main trends of the European dental market.

Relevant findings of the report show:

  • The number of practising dentists slightly increased by 1.03% from 268, 282 in 2011 to 270,155 in 2012.
  • Total sales decreased slightly, down 2.5% to €6,041, with equipment sales down 6.2%  and sundries 3.6%
  • The number of dental laboratories has decreased, showing a trend towards consolidation, even if not equally across the different countries
  • The number of graduating dentists has decreased by 13% compared to 2011, while the patient to dentist ratio remained stable

Specifically in the UK, figures show the following:

  • The number of practising dentists has seen a decrease since last year with current statistics standing at 29,000 active dentists.
  • The number of active dental offices has decreased to a total of 11,500
  • The number of dental technicians has remained fairly consistent over the past five years, with the latest figure showing a total of 6,900 active technicians in 2012
  • In comparison the number of dental hygienists has increased from last year to a total of 5,962
  • The UK reported growth rates for total sales up by 1.04%


These interesting statistics highlight the landscape of the dental industry as a whole and reveal the major trends over the past 5 years. The ADDE publishes its survey results annually, so it will be interesting to see what next year’s results will show. Tweet us @stockdalemartin and have your say about what you think is to come in the future of dental trade.


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