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Carestream Dental to be established as independent company Apr 21, 2017 | Business Americas

Carestream Dental to be established as independent company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., USA: Carestream has announced that it will be selling its dental digital business to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a global private equity firm, and CareCapital Advisors, a specialist investment platform focused on dental and consumer health in Asia. The new independent company will be named Carestream Dental. Subject to regulatory and other approvals, the sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

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P&G files infringement complaint against US tooth whitening company Mar 30, 2017 | Business Americas

P&G files infringement complaint against US tooth whitening company

CINCINNATI, USA: On March 27, Procter & Gamble filed a patent infringement complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in a U.S. court against Ranir, a store brand manufacturer and distributor of tooth whitening products. P&G has alleged that Ranir infringed its patented Crest Whitestrips tooth whitening technology by manufacturing and selling tooth whitening strip products to retailers.

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Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx Mar 29, 2017 | Business Americas

Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA/COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Zfx in order to expand its restorative and laboratory network for iTero Element intraoral scanners in major European, Asian and African countries. The collaboration will give practitioners and dental laboratories easy access to iTero intraoral scans, improving the restorative digital workflow and enabling them to produce high-quality dental prostheses.

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Superior results and safety: Debut of first automated tooth whitening system Mar 17, 2017 | Business Americas

Superior results and safety: Debut of first automated tooth whitening system

COSTA MESA, Calif., USA/RA’ANANA, Israel: At the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting in February, U.S. dental company Mavrik Dental Systems previewed Thera-Smile, a new tooth whitening solution that is set to revolutionize in-office whitening. The pioneering system was developed with proprietary technology from Israel and will be introduced in the U.S. after field testing has been completed in the fall, the company stated.

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Solea—A laser able to cut hard and soft tissue with a single setting Mar 16, 2017 | Business Americas

Solea—A laser able to cut hard and soft tissue with a single setting

BOSTON, USA: Convergent Dental is the developer of the revolutionary Solea, the world’s first computer-aided dental laser cleared by the CE to cut hard, soft and osseous tissue. A two-time winner of the Gold Edison Award for innovation and development, Solea is an isotopic carbon dioxide laser that is unlike any other, carbon dioxide or otherwise. Its unique wavelength allows dentists to remove caries, prepare cavities and remove soft tissue virtually anesthesia-free, safely, effectively and ...

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Align Technology acquires Brazilian distributor Mar 1, 2017 | Business Americas

Align Technology acquires Brazilian distributor

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA: In order to focus on the commercial, marketing and operational needs of dental professionals and patients in Brazil, clear aligner specialist Align Technology has decided to purchase its local distributor Align Technology do Brasil. Included in the acquisition is a small team of employees, who will be based in São Paulo, Brazil, where the company has now opened its first office in Latin America.

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3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting Feb 24, 2017 | Business Americas

3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO, USA: Yesterday, at the opening day of the Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society, digital dentistry specialist 3Shape launched a new line of cost-effective scanners for the dental laboratory. According to the company, the E scanners deliver high-quality images and offer advanced scanning features and precision CAD/CAM workflows, like other 3Shape scanners, but at a more affordable price.

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Worldwide launch: BIOLASE’s new laser system receives FDA clearance Feb 16, 2017 | Business Americas

Worldwide launch: BIOLASE’s new laser system receives FDA clearance

IRVINE, Calif., USA: BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, has announced that its new Waterlase Express all-tissue laser system has received 510(k) clearance for commercial distribution from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product is now available for sale to dentists in the U.S., as well as selected international markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Innovative toothpaste ingredient to enter US market in 2017 Feb 1, 2017 | Business Americas

Innovative toothpaste ingredient to enter US market in 2017

IRVINE, Calif., USA: BioMin Technologies, a commercial research spinoff of Queen Mary University of London in the U.K. that in 2016 introduced the first toothpaste containing bioactive glass materials, recently announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with U.S. company Dr Collins. Through the collaboration, BioMin, which can significantly reduce dental decay and treat tooth sensitivity as an ingredient in oral hygiene products, will become available in the U.S. later this year.

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Henry Schein completes acquisition of majority interest in Dental Cremer Jan 20, 2017 | Business Americas

Henry Schein completes acquisition of majority interest in Dental Cremer

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA/BLUMENAU, Brazil: Henry Schein has now completed the acquisition of a majority ownership interest, first announced in February 2016, in Dental Cremer, an important distributor of dental supplies and equipment in Brazil. According to Henry Schein, Dental Cremer had net sales of approximately $145 million in 2016, currently serves nearly 90,000 dental practitioners across Brazil, and has more than 1,000 team members.

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Ascend Dental Academy now official education partner of OCO Biomedical Jan 17, 2017 | Business Americas

Ascend Dental Academy now official education partner of OCO Biomedical

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., USA: Ascend Dental Academy, a U.S. provider of advanced training to dental professionals and dental practice staff, has announced that it will be serving as the exclusive education partner of dental implant manufacturer OCO Biomedical. As part of the agreement, the academy will be providing dentists with comprehensive dental implant surgical and restorative training.

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Schick Dental: Showcasing the future of dental technology to an American audience Nov 28, 2016 | Business Americas

Schick Dental: Showcasing the future of dental technology to an American audience

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: A record 42 German dental companies will be exhibiting their products and services at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). The meeting coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Association of the German Dental Industry (VDDI), ensuring that there will be much to celebrate. Ahead of GNYDM, Dental Tribune International spoke with Rolf Kleiner, Area Sales Manager for Schick Dental, about the importance of the relationship between the German and American dental ...

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