Dental Market Overview: DSOs Poised for Rapid, Long-Term Growth

The dental support organization (DSO) sector is positioned for swift and sustainable growth within the overall dental market, a massive $136+ billion industry that continues to grow at 6% annually.1

DSOs continue to see rising popularity among dental professionals but still maintain substantial room for further expansion. Only 10% of over 200,000 U.S. dentists were affiliated with a DSO in 2019, highlighting a largely untapped market for DSOs to penetrate.2 Additionally, as specialization within the broader dental sector matures, significant value can be further unlocked from diversification of revenue streams and cross-referrals across practices.

In this new report, senior professionals from the Harris Williams Healthcare & Life Sciences Group, Consumer Group, and Technology Group share their expertise on the DSO market, including:

  • Key market trends enabling sustainable growth in the sector
  • Drivers of M&A activity, including levers for value creation
  • U.S. geographies primed for DSO expansion and consolidation
  • Current trends producing differentiation and specialization among DSO platforms
  • Core characteristics of top-performing companies across specialties

Please contact our senior bankers to find out more about valuable opportunities within the dental ecosystem.


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2 Health Policy Institute and American Dental Association