Dental education occupies a place of pride in the field of medical studies. The basic aim of the dental college is to provide health-oriented courses that emphasize the prevention of oral diseases. In a human body, the mouth is considered to be the mirror of dental health, which intimately related to the general health and well being of an individual. With increasing awareness in oral health and surge in the demand for cosmetic dental care together with technological advances in the delivery of dental care, need for trained professionals in this field is ever increasing. As dentistry offers a satisfying, rewarding and lucrative career, it has become the subject of choice for aspiring professionals of tomorrow. Dentistry is doing a great job today. Right from fulfilling the basic needs of restoration and prosthesis of common man, they are designing smiles of models, actors, and others who want to enhance their confidence. They are doing well both in the public and the private sector.
With 290 dental colleges in India which is the largest number in the world, the market of dental equipment and the material is estimated to be around US$ 38 million annually, an increase of 25-30%. The Indian healthcare market, which includes medical and dental equipment and devices, currently ranks among the top ten markets in the world and is estimated to be in the region of US$ 1.4 billion a year.