An Unparalleled Opportunity to Enter or Expand Your Business in the Chinese Dental Market

Washington,D.C.-April 11,2014-The U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to announce it has granted Trade Fair Certification status to the 2014 China Dental Show,The 16th Annual China Somatological Association Annual Meeting,taking place September 25-28,2014 at the at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, in Shanghai, China.

The 2014 China Dental Show brings together key business and government decision makers and buyers from around China and the region. The China Dental Show is the only dental trade fair aligned with the annual meeting of the Chinese Somatological Association in Asia, Which takes place annually.

Sales Potential

The 2014 China Dental Show presents an unparalleled opportunity to enter or expand your business in the Chinese dental market. The Chinese dental market is relatively underdeveloped estimated at $573 MM USD in 2013 reflecting a $0.40 expenditure per capita.Rising income levels and government awareness campaigns are contributing to the growth of dental imports in China.The market is forecast to grow to $1.5BB USD by 2018 reflecting a 20.8% compound annual growth rate for 2013-18 period.

In China, there are approximately 100 domestic manufacturers of low and medium-end products. The total value of capital products market is estimated at $178MM USD. Local manufacturers predominate in low-end products such as dental chairs but imports supply most of the high-end products such as dental X-ray machines. The capital products market is forecast to grow to $469MM USD by 2018 reflecting a 21.4% compound annual growth rate for the 2013-18 period. Major buyers include Grade IIIA hospitals, specialized dental hospitals, military hospitals and some high end private clinics. In the next 10-20 years China needs to construct 10 times the number of dental hospitals currently available to provide proper care to the Chinese people.

Through certification, the U.S. Commercial Service recognizes the capability and exhibition experience of Reed Exhibitions to organize a world class pavilion for U.S. exhibitors to showcase products and services for the dental industry. The show serves as an excellent venue for U.S. companies to establish and expand overseas distribution, generate sales leads, evaluate competitors, and to work with U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists. The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies establish international business relationships. The agency’s global network includes locations in more than 100 U.S. cities and in American embassies and consulates in nearly 80 countries. For more information on the U.S. Commercial Service, please visit

The U.S. Commercial Service is actively promoting this event in the United States. Commercial Staff from the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China will be available at the exhibition to assist participating U.S. firms with their exportneeds. Questions concerning market access in China, as well as Federal Government export assistance programs may be directed to the Department of Commerce’s Trade Information Center at (800)872-8723. U.S. companies interested in exhibiting at this event should contact Beth Casson at Reed Exhibitions via telephone at(203)840-5308 or e-mail at The Department of Commerce contact in China, Jane Shen, can be reached via at e-mail