August 16, 2016 11:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time

LONDON--()--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global digital impression standalone scanners market 2016-2020 report. This research report also lists 20 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.

The global digital impression standalone scanners market is expected to grow at a substantial rate of close to 17% during the forecast period of 2016-2020. The 3D scanners based on optical wand technology dominated the market with a share of almost 66% in 2015. The increase in edentulous population and demand for oral care is expected to fuel the global digital impression standalone scanners market.

Digital impression standalone scanners eliminate the painful process of elastomeric impression used for dental applications. Additionally, digital impression standalone scanners reduce retakes required in dental applications such as restoration, thereby reducing the overall time and increasing productivity. The increased use of 3D imaging and laser technology is gaining popularity as it minimizes pain and ensures faster recovery. It helps in reducing the limitations such as wastage of impression materials and multiple impressions used in conventional impressioning.

Competitive vendor landscape

The global digital impression standalone scanners market is an organized market with the presence of many global, medium, and small players. The market is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period, especially in emerging countries. Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to witness a high growth rate of almost 21% owing to the increased adoption of dental care and the introduction of new products and technologies.

Some of the major vendors are pursuing inorganic growth strategies such as mergers and acquisitions to improve their presence in the market. The mergers and acquisitions will lead to intense competition and consolidation of the market. The leading vendors that are dominating in this market include Danaher, Dentsply Sirona, Carestream Health, 3M ESPE, and Align Technology.

“The other players in the market need to focus on implementing innovative strategies and introduce a broad portfolio of products to improve their market position,” says Barath Palada, a lead medical imaging research analyst from Technavio.

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About the top five digital impression standalone scanners market vendors:


3M ESPE was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Seefeld, Germany. The company undertakes the manufacturing and marketing of a wide range of dental products. It operates as a subsidiary of 3M Company.

3M ESPE has an established presence in the global digital impression standalone scanners market. Its key products include 3M True Definition Scanner and Lava Chairside Oral Scanner.

Align Technology

Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, California, US. It is a medical device company focused on developing innovative products such as Invisalign clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services.

The company has an established presence in global digital standalone impression scanners market. The iTero scanner is an optical intraoral scanning system that digitally captures the surface and contours of the tooth and gingival structures for application in either orthodontic or restorative treatment. The scanner is available as a single hardware platform featuring software options.

Carestream Health

Carestream Health was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York, US. It undertakes the development of diagnostic imaging and healthcare information technology systems.

The company has an established presence in the global digital impression standalone scanners market under the brand name Carestream Dental and offers a wide range of scanners and imaging systems.


Danaher was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., US. The company manufactures and markets medical, industrial, and commercial products and services worldwide.

The company has an established presence in the global digital impression standalone scanners market. Some of its associated companies under the dental segment include DEXIS, Gendex, i-CAT, Instrumentarium Dental, KaVo, Kerr, Ormco, Pelton & Crane, and SOREDEX.

Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona was formed in February 2016 through the merger of DENTSPLY International and Sirona Dental Systems. The company is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, US. It undertakes the manufacture of professional dental products and technologies. Some of its products include digital intraoral systems, panoramic, and 3D imaging systems.

The company has an established presence in the global digital impression standalone scanners market. The company offers 3D digital scanning systems through its dental specialty products segment. Its key products include Schick intraoral sensors, CEREC AC Connect, APOLLO DI, ORTHOPHOS XG 3D, GALILEOS Comfort PLUS, ORTHOPHOS SL 3D, and HELIODENT PLUS.

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