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3D-printing acquisition may help Align Technology to break the mould

SAN JOSE, Calif., US: Align Technology has completed its acquisition of Cubicure, a polymer specialist and pioneer of direct 3D-printing technology based in...

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SmileDirectClub leaves patients in the lurch

HOUSTON, Texas: The self-proclaimed democratiser of orthodontic care, SmileDirectClub (SDC) has abruptly shuttered its global business after less than ten ...

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Envista announces expansion of leadership team

BREA, Calif., US: Envista Holdings, a dental equipment and supplies manufacturing company, has recently announced the expansion of its leadership team. The ...

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Dentistry rides third-quarter roller coaster

LEIPZIG, Germany: The dental industry is known for its resistance to economic recession; however, as dentists know, no clinic is an island. In the third ...

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Solventum revealed as name for 3M’s forthcoming healthcare spin-off

ST. PAUL, Minn., US: 3M has announced that Solventum will be the name of the planned independent healthcare company that will be formed from a spin-off of ...

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Drop in orthodontic case starts spooks Align Technology investors

SAN JOSE, Calif., US: The world’s largest clear aligner treatment provider has alerted investors to a substantial slowdown in new orthodontic appointments...

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“Practice roll-ups can help derive value”

Navigating the landscape of dental practice transitions can be a complex endeavour. There is a surge in consolidation in the industry, and dental ...

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SmileDirectClub files for bankruptcy

HOUSTON, US: The flag-bearer for at-home clear aligner therapy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, signalling a potential shake-up in...

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Leading market research firm predicts massive growth for dental 3D-printing market

NORTHBROOK, Ill., US: By 2028, the value of the dental 3D-printing market is expected to surge to US$6.7 billion, from US$3.0 billion currently—a ...

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“It is about connectivity across the whole experience”

Like the flagship event in Las Vegas in the US, Dentsply Sirona (DS) World Madrid 2023 was all about digital dentistry and how greater connectivity allows ...

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Straumann acquires Chinese intra-oral scanner company

BASEL, Switzerland: Straumann Group has announced its acquisition of AlliedStar, a leading intra-oral scanner provider based in Shanghai in China. The ...

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Ivoclar expands corporate management team

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: The dental and medical device company Ivoclar is strengthening its sales organisation with the appointment of Mirco Stiehle to the ...

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Neoss Group welcomes Sandra von Schmudde as new managing director

ZURICH, Switzerland: Neoss Group is delighted to announce that Sandra von Schmudde has assumed the role of managing director of Neoss today. She will be ...

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China releases pent-up demand, boosting second-quarter financial results

LEIPZIG, Germany: Strong patient volumes in most countries, coupled with a dramatic uptick in China, helped major dental manufacturers to post sales growth ...

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LightForce Orthodontics secures funding for 3D‑printed brackets

BURLINGTON, Mass., US: A Series D funding round has generated US$80 million (€73 million) for LightForce Orthodontics. The young Massachusetts company ...

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Henry Schein shows commitment to environment and social issues with new report

NEW YORK, US: Henry Schein is one of the world’s largest distributors of dental and medical products, and the scale of its business requires great social ...

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Amann Girrbach appoints Jürgen Kiesel as new CEO

KOBLACH, Austria: Amann Girrbach has announced that Jürgen Kiesel will take over the position of CEO at the company on 14 August. Kiesel, who has held ...

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Neoss Group signs collaboration agreement with Osstell

ZURICH, Switzerland: Neoss Group, a pioneer in dental implant solutions, has announced its new partnership with Osstell, a global organisation headquartered...

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Straumann appoints Yang Xu new head of finance

BASEL, Switzerland: Dental giant the Straumann Group has announced the key leadership appointment of Yang Xu. An experienced executive, Xu will join the ...

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Leading UK dental provider to cut 85 clinics, citing inflation, energy prices and lack of dentists

LONDON, UK: Bupa Dental Care will sell or merge 85 of its UK dental clinics, owing to increased costs and the dire condition of National Health Service ...

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Henry Schein to enter Brazil’s dental implants market with acquisition of S.I.N.

NEW YORK, US: The world’s largest distributor of dental products is set to enter the dental implants market in Brazil through the acquisition of S.I.N. ...

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More implants for less: China rocks first-quarter results with volume-based procurement

LEIPZIG, Germany: The first quarter of 2023 delivered mixed results for the largest dental companies. Consumers around the world continued to rationalise ...

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Osstem Implant 2022 revenue breaks records in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea: Osstem Implant is the first South Korean dental implant company to exceed KRW 1 trillion in revenue, according to its 16 March 2023 ...

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Net-zero emissions in dentistry—achievable goal or greenwashing?

LEIPZIG, Germany: “Net zero” has become one of the buzzwords of the climate crisis, and experts consider the emissions reduction strategy to be the ...

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HASSBIO partners with imes-icore and pritidenta on new milling solution

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, South Korea: A leading bioceramics manufacturer for dental CAD/CAM in South Korea, HASSBIO has announced new strategic partnerships ...

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Ivoclar appoints new CEO, reports favourable business results

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: Ivoclar has announced that Markus Heinz will replace Diego Gabathuler as CEO of the company. Gabathuler headed the company ...

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“We are very excited about the future of dentistry”

COLOGNE, Germany: Global distributor Henry Schein is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and the company is advancing its offering to dental ...

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Dentistry ends year of uncertainties with cost-cutting measures

LEIPZIG, Germany: The dental industry has quietly signed off the year of uncertainties that was 2022. Fourth-quarter reports from the industry’s largest ...

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“We connect the dots for our customers in every field of dentistry”

After holding several leadership positions in the medical industry, Simon Campion joined Dentsply Sirona’s board of directors as president and CEO of the ...

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How high inflation is affecting the buying and selling of dental clinics

As dentists in most countries grapple with soaring inflation, some potential buyers and sellers of dental clinics may have paused to rethink their options. ...

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