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The marketplace for new caries management products: dental caries detection and caries management by risk assessment.

Berg JH - BMC Oral Health (2006)

Bottom Line: The most interesting aspect of these changes will be how industry responds to the inexorable, yet slow change in dental professional demand for these new technologies, while trying to be the "first to market" within the various categories of this business opportunity.The paper will also address the strategic planning and business processes that the dental industry will undertake to bring new technologies to market, and how these technologies will be positioned to health care professionals and consumers.The results of the key interactions between industry and the dental profession will determine the extent to which dental caries is managed as a disease, in addition to being managed by surgical restorative interventions.

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Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA 98195-7136, USA. joelberg@u.washington.edu

ABSTRACT
The number of new technologies emerging each year in the realm of dental caries management is growing at an exponential rate. Examining the patent literature, one can see that this growth rate will likely continue, with the outcome that dentistry will see an expanded growth in managing dental caries by risk assessment with medicinal therapeutic interventions. Restorative dentistry solutions, treating the results of dental caries, will continue to grow, while technologies to identify the caries process at its earliest stages will soon invade practices everywhere. The most interesting aspect of these changes will be how industry responds to the inexorable, yet slow change in dental professional demand for these new technologies, while trying to be the "first to market" within the various categories of this business opportunity. This paper will take a close look at how businesses with the core competence to be key players in this emerging growth category will assess the marketplace, and match up their business interests with the changing needs of the dental profession. The paper will also address the strategic planning and business processes that the dental industry will undertake to bring new technologies to market, and how these technologies will be positioned to health care professionals and consumers. The results of the key interactions between industry and the dental profession will determine the extent to which dental caries is managed as a disease, in addition to being managed by surgical restorative interventions.

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The Caries Evolution.
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Figure 1: The Caries Evolution.

Mentions: As we are able to detect the risk of caries and caries-specific lesions earlier, the dental industry will incorporate various new areas of scientific discovery to yield products along the continuum of development of caries (Figure 1). The "caries evolution" process notes various stages along the pathway of caries development where intervention products might be created. Any product developed to be used in the lower left quadrant of this chart provides a solution that is implemented prior to restorative dentistry. Given new discoveries in biofilm research, as well as in perfecting remineralization techniques, clearly there is significant product development opportunity. Only the compensation/reimbursement mechanisms will need to be put in place.


The marketplace for new caries management products: dental caries detection and caries management by risk assessment.

Berg JH - BMC Oral Health (2006)

The Caries Evolution.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2147594&req=5

Figure 1: The Caries Evolution.
Mentions: As we are able to detect the risk of caries and caries-specific lesions earlier, the dental industry will incorporate various new areas of scientific discovery to yield products along the continuum of development of caries (Figure 1). The "caries evolution" process notes various stages along the pathway of caries development where intervention products might be created. Any product developed to be used in the lower left quadrant of this chart provides a solution that is implemented prior to restorative dentistry. Given new discoveries in biofilm research, as well as in perfecting remineralization techniques, clearly there is significant product development opportunity. Only the compensation/reimbursement mechanisms will need to be put in place.

Bottom Line: The most interesting aspect of these changes will be how industry responds to the inexorable, yet slow change in dental professional demand for these new technologies, while trying to be the "first to market" within the various categories of this business opportunity.The paper will also address the strategic planning and business processes that the dental industry will undertake to bring new technologies to market, and how these technologies will be positioned to health care professionals and consumers.The results of the key interactions between industry and the dental profession will determine the extent to which dental caries is managed as a disease, in addition to being managed by surgical restorative interventions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA 98195-7136, USA. joelberg@u.washington.edu

ABSTRACT
The number of new technologies emerging each year in the realm of dental caries management is growing at an exponential rate. Examining the patent literature, one can see that this growth rate will likely continue, with the outcome that dentistry will see an expanded growth in managing dental caries by risk assessment with medicinal therapeutic interventions. Restorative dentistry solutions, treating the results of dental caries, will continue to grow, while technologies to identify the caries process at its earliest stages will soon invade practices everywhere. The most interesting aspect of these changes will be how industry responds to the inexorable, yet slow change in dental professional demand for these new technologies, while trying to be the "first to market" within the various categories of this business opportunity. This paper will take a close look at how businesses with the core competence to be key players in this emerging growth category will assess the marketplace, and match up their business interests with the changing needs of the dental profession. The paper will also address the strategic planning and business processes that the dental industry will undertake to bring new technologies to market, and how these technologies will be positioned to health care professionals and consumers. The results of the key interactions between industry and the dental profession will determine the extent to which dental caries is managed as a disease, in addition to being managed by surgical restorative interventions.

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Related in: MedlinePlus