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We invite you to participate and become an integral part of India's biggest dental event being held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The annual event showcases all aspects of dental science and business world under one roof. IDA Dental Congress is also a trade and knowledge sharing platform that delivers the latest technologies, cutting-edge research and dentistry techniques to meet the growing demands of the ever-evolving world of dental science.

International Dental Conference 2018 is organized by BioLEAGUES in association with IDA Madras Section branch.

The event also acts as a meeting point uniting all relevant groups related to the world of dentistry from across the world. We urge you to partake in various panel discussions and lectures that will augment your dentistry skills and knowledge. Professionals are imparted continuing dental education via scientific learning sessions with speakers from the respective specialized field of dentistry. This will enable your dental team to excel in delivering the finest dental care in the world.

Besides, guests get a chance to associate with exhibitors and dental material and gear providers to touch, utilize and analyze the most up to date hardware and innovation in dentistry today. Experience hands-on preparing, workshops and exhibits that will enable you to receive benefits in your expert vocation. Exhibitors can likewise profit by the show as it pulls in a high level of private dental practitioners, practice and research center proprietors who have the asset and expert to settle on better choices to buy dentistry-related items and hardware.

Indian Dental Industry Potential

India is now the much sought after destination for medical tourism, owing to its high quality medical treatment available here from world class competent medical professionals in a very humane and courteous way at a very reasonable cost. Dentistry too has kept pace with these developments.

For a population of over 1.2 billion, there are currently over 1,80,000 dentists, which include 35,000 specialists practising in different disciplines in the country. The dentist population ratio is reported to be 19,000 dentists in metros/urban and semi urban areas and 12,00,000 dentists in the rural area. There are more than 35,000 dental specialists in different disciplines. The number of dentists is expected to grow to 300,000 by 2018 and the dental specialists to 50,000. Every year more than 24,500 dental graduates are added to the list.

The potential size of India's dental market is vast and is expected to become one of the largest single country markets for overseas dental products and materials. The total market for the dental equipment and materials is estimated to be around US$90 million annually. The Indian market presents lucrative and diverse opportunities for exporters with the right products, services and commitment. There are more than 1,80,000 dental professionals in India, 303 dental institutes and over 5,000 dental laboratories. According to various reports, growth rates 20% to 30% are forecast for the dental product market in the coming years. Some financial investment groups are also building hospitals with dental specialisations, offering general dental care, and speciality treatment.

Factors Driving Growth

In the last decade the dental services scenario in India has vastly improved due to.

Growing Healthcare Awareness

Growing awareness and patient empowerment have led to demand for better healthcare facilities at affordable prices.

Extensive economic reforms in the last decade have made it possible for Indians to have access to better jobs and a higher purchasing power.

The GDP growth of India in 2013-14 at 4.3% and is expected to grow in 2014-2015 at 5.5%.

Healthcare Expenditure

Healthcare sector has progressed at an impressive pace over the past few years. From 2011-2017, it is expected to record at CAGR 15.0% Total expenditure (public and private) on health in India was nearly 4.05% of GDP in 2010 as compared to 2 % in the year 2004, according to World Bank report published in 2012.

Government spending on health is less than 20% against the average spending of 30% - 40% in other developing countries. Private spending constitutes 80%. The Central budget for 2013-14 provides Rs.3,73,300 million(US$6816 million) for the health sector.

The Planning Commission has allotted US$ 83 billion under the 12th Five Year Plan for healthcare spending; this is about US$ 60 billion more as compared to the 11th Plan allocation. The increased allocation is expected to raise government (public) expenditure on health to 2.5%of GDP from the current rate of 1.37% of GDP.

Government Policies

The Government has taken several steps to promote investment in healthcare and to develop healthcare sector infrastructure within a short span of time.

100 per cent FDI is permitted for health and medical services under the automatic route. Reduction of customs duty on all medical, surgical and dental equipments etc from 7.5% to 5%.

Full exemption from excise duty/Countervailing Duty to six specified lifesaving drugs/ vaccines.

Liberal polices of Government has created opportunities for international dental manufacturers to establish joint ventures and outsourcing facilities.

Lower tariffs and higher depreciation on medical equipment & income tax exemption for 5 years to hospitals in rural areas, and Mini Metros.

National Rural and Urban Health Missions

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National Rural and Urban Health Missions

The government seeks to provide effective healthcare by fusing the National Rural and Urban Health Missions into National Health Mission and providing higher allocations. It is considered as the single-most largest programme in the world to improve primary healthcare delivery in India. The Mission is an expression of the government's commitment to raise public spending from less than 1% to 2% - 3% of GDP. Allocation of Rs. 21,2000 million (US $3926 million) has been made for National Health Mission (NHM) in 2013-14.

Dental Market Potential Market Size

By 2014 the Indian dental healthcare industry is expected to reach US$ 116.43 million growing 6 percent annually, the dental care services market US$1.16 billion and oral care market US$1.8 billion. Indian dental care services market, constituted by dentists and dental ancillary services, was estimated at US$660 million in 2009, dental equipments & appliances market at US$87 million and dental oral care market was estimated at US$1 billion. The potential size of India's dental market is vast and is expected to become one of the largest single country markets for overseas dental device and materials exporters.

Global dental care market estimated to be about US$16 billion in 2005 has been growing at an average annual growth rate of 4.5%. The market has grown at a CAGR of 5% in the last 5 years. Asian market has witnessed the highest growth rate of 10%, followed by the US at 5.5%. The Indian healthcare market is one of the largest services sectors contributing 2% to the country's GDP. India's market for dental products is extremely dynamic, with a current estimated growth rate of 25% to 30%.

Oral Care Infrastructure

In India, the oral care infrastructure had 1,80,000 dentists as of 2012, serving over one billion population through their clinics numbering over 1,25,000. As far as the overall ratio of dentist to population is concerned, there was a marked improvement. There are around 297 dental schools with 25,000 students graduating each year; about 140 of such schools have post graduate courses in various fields of dentistry. More than 90% of the practitioners work in and around the major cities and play an extremely influential role in the purchase of dental devices and materials for hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities

Dental Laboratory/Dental Technician

There are more than 5,000 dental laboratories in India and currently only 32 colleges offer diploma courses in Dental Technician. The low percentage of students currently passing out is not able to meet the rapidly growing requirement. Lately, this number has been showing an increasing trend to meet the growing demand.

Multinational Presence

Looking at India's rapidly growing dental market many multinationals have set up offices in India. In order to Promote "Make in India", IDA is going to organize World Dental show from October 2017 at Mumbai. Further, the healthcare segment offers an attractive growth opportunity for the information technology (IT) and business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry. The market for outsourced services to healthcare payers is expected to increase from US$9 billion in 2011 to US$15 billion in 2017.

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