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U.S. End-User Dental Materials Survey Report 2012

This survey report on dental materials examines practitioner preferences of dentists and attitudes towards the various injection products currently available across the United States.

The topics covered include:

  • Injectable and Topical Anesthetic Use
  • Dental Material Brand Preferences
  • Purchasing Habits
  • Distributor Preferences
  • Digital Impression Taking

Brand share for various products are determined through this report, including those for anesthetics, etches, bonds, dental cements and other products. For each product, the reasons driving purchasing decisions are also examined and discussed.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF CHARTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • 1.1. END-USER DENTAL MATERIALS SURVEY
  • 1.2. RESPONDENT GEOGRAPHY
  • 1.3. RESPONDENT PROFILE
  • 1.4. PURCHASING DECISION-MAKING
  • 1.5. BRAND PREFERENCES
  • 1.6. DIGITAL IMPRESSION TAKING

SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2.1. OVERVIEW
  • 2.2. RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS
  • 2.3. RESPONSE SUMMARY
    • 2.3.1. Anesthetic
      • 2.3.1.1. Usage
      • 2.3.1.2. Brand Preferences
    • 2.3.2. Dental Materials
      • 2.3.2.1. Brand Share and Product Preferences
      • 2.3.2.2. Factors Affecting Purchasing Decisions
    • 2.3.3. Digital Impression Taking

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  • 3.1. RESEARCH OVERVIEW
  • 3.2. RESEARCH SERVICES
  • 3.3. SURVEY METHODOLOGY
    • Step 1: Project Initiation & Team Selection
    • Step 2: Sample Population Preparation
    • Step 3: Preparation, Questionnaire Design & Administration
    • Step 4: Reporting and Analysis
    • Step 5: Customer Feedback

SURVEY RESULTS

  • 4.1. RESPONDENT PROFILE
    • 4.1.1. Specialty
    • 4.1.2. State of Practice
    • 4.1.3. Years of Experience
    • 4.1.4. Practice Volume
    • 4.1.5. Types of Procedures Performed Weekly per Respondent
  • 4.2. INJECTABLE ANESTHETICS
    • 4.2.1. Anesthetic Injection Usage
      • 4.2.1.1. Injections Used per Procedure
      • 4.2.1.2. Injections Performed per Day
    • 4.2.2. Injectable Anesthetic Brand Preference
    • 4.2.3. Injectable Anesthetic Use by Type
    • 4.2.4. Reasons for Injectable Anesthetic Choice
  • 4.3. TOPICAL ANESTHETICS
    • 4.3.1. Topical Anesthetic Brand Preference
    • 4.3.2. Reasons for Topical Anesthetic Choice
  • 4.4. COMPOSITES
    • 4.4.1. Composite Brands Preference
    • 4.4.2. Reasons for Choosing Composite Brand
    • 4.4.3. Preferred Delivery Methods for Composites
  • 4.5. AMALGAMS
    • 4.5.1. Amalgam Usage
      • 4.5.1.1. Amalgam Usage
    • 4.5.1.2. Percentage of Use
    • 4.5.2. Amalgam Brand Preference
  • 4.6. BONDS
    • 4.6.1. Brand Preference
  • 4.7. ETCHES
    • 4.7.1. Brand Preference
  • 4.8. CEMENTS
    • 4.8.1. Brand Preference
  • 4.9. TEMPORARY RESTORATIONS
    • 4.9.1. Brand Preference
  • 4.10. DISTRIBUTORS
    • 4.10.1. Distributor Preference
    • 4.10.2. Percentage of Purchasing Conducted Through Distributors
    • 4.10.3. Use of Mail-In Distributors
    • 4.10.4. Reasons for Choosing a Distributor
  • 4.11. IMPRESSION MATERIALS
    • 4.11.1. Brand Preference
    • 4.11.2. Switch to Digital Impression Taking
      • 4.11.2.1. Willingness to Switch
      • 4.11.2.2. Willingness to Switch by Years of Practice Experience
      • 4.11.2.3. Projected Time to Switch to Digital Impression Taking
    • 4.11.3. Reasons for Not Switching to Digital Impression Taking

APPENDIX: SURVEY QUESTIONS

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