The rapid emergence of digital technology for capturing intraoral X-ray images is a global trend and is driving growth in the overall dental imaging market.

This trend is dramatically different across regions, particularly the United States and Europe. The United States is undergoing a rapid adoption of digital technology although many dental practices still use analog film.

In addition, France has seen some of the highest adoption rates of digital sensors, while Germany has experienced more moderate rates, with PSP sensors dominating the market. By 2016, the portion of dental imaging systems that are digital is expected to nearly double from 2009. In addition, the proportion of dental imaging procedures performed with analog systems is expected to experience a rapid decline.

Read more on this interesting trend in iData’s article in the Dental Tribune:
Global Trends in Dental Imaging: The Rise of Digital