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Dental Implants Market Projected to Reach $5.9 Billion by 2028
The global dental implants market is expected to reach $5.9 billion by 2028, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 percent between 2018 and 2028, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The company’s latest report, “Dental Implant Devices, Global Outlook, 2015–2028,” reveals that Asia Pacific will be one of the fastest growing regions at a CAGR of 6.4 percent between 2018 and 2028, with North America and South America following closely behind at 4.5 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively.

The report also shows that market growth is fairly strong despite low global penetration of dental implants. In most countries, dental procedures are out-of-pocket expenses, but improved reimbursement policy has stimulated especially high growth in South Korea.

Sarah Janer, medical devices analyst at GlobalData, says the titanium implant segment will continue to grow strongly because of the material’s biocompatibility, strength, versatility and cost. In addition, zirconia implants will also show growth, but this will be limited by associated problems that curtail durability and placeability.

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Dental Health Bill
In late November, the U.S. House passed the bipartisan Action for Dental Health Act. This legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson (R–Idaho) and Robin Kelly (D–Illinois), will provide essential oral and dental health services to underserved communities. The Action for Dental Health Act targets federal funding to provide vulnerable populations, especially children, seniors and those living in rural and urban communities with dental care.

The legislation was originally passed in the U.S. House in February 2018, with 90?percent of members voting in favor. A slightly amended version was introduced in the U.S. Senate and passed in October 2018. With the most recent vote, the legislation advances to the president’s desk for his signature. Simpson says the passing of the bill shows that oral health is a priority for Congress, while Kelly says this bipartisan bill means that more families will have access to oral and dental health care.

The Action for Dental Health Act won the endorsement of the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Oral Health America, and many other organizations.

3M Oral Care Portal Integrates with Carestream and 3Shape Intraoral Scanners
Clinicians using 3Shape Trios or Carestream Dental’s CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners now can submit their digital scans through integrations with 3M’s web-based software, the 3M Oral Care Portal.

The open software platform streamlines patient treatment planning and ordering, giving clinicians the flexibility to use the intraoral scanner of their choice. Launched in conjunction with 3M Clarity Aligners earlier this year, the portal is HIPAA compliant, easily accessible, and supports treatment for aligners, combination treatment and retainers.

With one click, doctors can connect and send their scans from the 3Shape Communicate portal or Carestream Dental Connect portal. There is no need to export the digital scan from one software program, then upload it through the 3M portal. Instead, the submission can be handled automatically.

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