The dental infection control products market has been estimated to reach a value of US$956.7 million by 2018, driven by the growing efforts to address concerns over transmission of infection-causing agents in dental clinics.
Dentistry is one area of the medical sector that is at high risk of infections due to exposure to infectious materials such as blood and mucous, among others.
Both dental healthcare professionals and patients risk exposure to various types of blood-borne and air-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B, because of which infection control measures have gained prominence in dental practices.
This has resulted in the use of protective barrier clothing, eye protection, face mask, and scrub clothing by dental healthcare workers on a regular basis.
While efforts focused on infection control are not aimed at comprehensive prevention of infections, emphasis is largely on minimizing the risk associated with the transmission of infectious agents.
Growing concerns over cross-infection as well as spread of infectious diseases in dental clinics are driving demand for dental infection control products.
The market is witnessing a paradigm shift in its focus towards greener policies, in response to the global efforts to combat the catastrophic effects of pollution.
According to a recent report, 'Dental Infection Control Products: A Global Strategic Business Report,' the United States represents the single largest market for dental infection control products worldwide. Infection control in dental settings has come into limelight following the recent incidents of disease outbreaks due to non-compliance with infection control standard practices in clinics.
Adoption of stringent regulations in response to the incidents and the need to comply with regulatory guidelines is expected to fuel demand for dental infection control products. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market with a CAGR of 4% through to 2018.
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