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Dentsply Sirona acquires endo company RTD and opens CEREC system

Q & A with Sales Marketing Manager Anna Bruns, Swedish dentist Dr Marcus Dagnelid, CEO Jeffrey T. Slovin and President Christopher T. Clark (from left). (Photograph: DTI)
Dental Tribune International

Dental Tribune International

Wed. 22. March 2017

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COLOGNE, Germany: At this year’s IDS, Dentsply Sirona is celebrating its first year as a combined company. “Who would have thought at the last IDS that Sirona and DENTSPLY would merge?” said Dr Jürgen Serafin, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, in greeting the audience at the celebratory press event on Tuesday. At the occasion, the company announced the acquisition of a majority stake in French endodontic company RTD and the opening of its CEREC system.

Commenting on the companies’ successful alliance in the past year, President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher T. Clark said that the partnership of both companies allows for an unrivalled combination of expertise in technology and solutions in the dental industry. “We truly believe we have the opportunity to shape the word of dentistry,” he said.

Clark further announced that the company would continue to grow and sharpen its profile in the field of endodontics with the acquisition of RTD (Recherches Techniques Dentaires). The French owner-managed company is a leading supplier of composite pens and will complement Dentsply Sirona’s endodontic and restorative portfolios.

“RTD’s innovative offering completes our new R2C—The Root to Crown Solution,” said Jeffrey T. Slovin, CEO of Dentsply Sirona. “Thanks to R2C and RTD, we will be able to offer dentists an even more comprehensive end-to-end solution for better, safer and faster root canal treatments and dental restorations.”

Another important announcement was the opening of the CEREC system. Practitioners will now be able to export data from the digital impression in STL format for use with other applications in the dental laboratory or clinical planning software. This will make the world’s most used CAD/CAM system more flexible and therefore even more user-friendly for dentists.

According to the company, the STL format ensures compatibility with all common design programs used in laboratories. The corresponding software licence will be available with the new CEREC SW 4.5.

With the introduction of 50 new products—including implants, chairside CAD/CAM systems and new materials—at once at IDS 2017, Dentsply Sirona is setting a record.

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