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Dentsply Sirona: Merger creates The Dental Solutions Company

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Dentsply Sirona Inc. has successfully completed the merger of equals between Dentsply International Inc. and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. According to the company, the merger of Dentsply, the market leader in dental consumables and Sirona, the market leader in dental technology and equipment, creates the world's largest and most diversified manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies.

Dentsply Sirona will have leading positions and some of the most well-established brands across consumables, equipment, technology and specialty products to address the needs of dental professionals, specialists and dental labs. Each day, approximately 600,000 dental professionals will use a Dentsply Sirona product. With the largest R&D platform in the industry, Dentsply Sirona will develop and support innovative end-to-end clinical solutions that advance patient care.

Total solution provider

By combining Dentsply's consumables platform with Sirona's technology and equipment, the new company offers more products and integrated solutions than any other dental organization. Dentsply Sirona's wide array of products for dental professionals and labs enable the treatment of general and specialty procedures including implantology, endodontics and orthodontics. With the broadest clinical education platform in the industry, the company is driving the adoption of new and approved technology and integrated solutions for more efficient workflows. Customer service and satisfaction will remain a key value to the new company and will be supported by the industry's largest sales and service infrastructure comprised of direct sales and leading distributors.

Two innovation drivers coming together

The merger unites the two leading innovators in dental, each with over 100 years of experience. Combined, Dentsply Sirona will have the largest and strongest R&D platform with over 600 experienced scientists and engineers. With its enhanced commitment to innovation, the company will advance patient care, improve the patient experience and reduce chair time.

Jeffrey T. Slovin, CEO of Dentsply Sirona said: "With our merger complete, Dentsply Sirona can now focus its efforts on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. As The Dental Solutions Company™, we will drive long-term growth by being uniquely positioned to deliver innovative solutions and support our customers with the broadest product portfolio and the largest sales and service infrastructure in the industry. Dentsply Sirona will continue to be at the forefront of the digitisation of dentistry, single visit dentistry and improving clinical outcomes for patients around the world."

Bret W. Wise, Executive Chairman of Dentsply Sirona, said: "This is a transformational day for Dentsply Sirona and the entire dental market. Our unparalleled offering of some of the most trusted brands in consumables, equipment and technology makes Dentsply Sirona the partner of choice to dental professionals and labs today. With an unmatched commitment to investing in research, product development and clinical education, Dentsply Sirona will advance patient care and improve oral health on a global scale for years to come."

Dentsply Sirona: Company portrait

Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, combining leading platforms spanning consumables, equipment, technology and specialty products. The Company was created in 2016 when DENTSPLY International and Sirona Dental Systems merged to form Dentsply Sirona. From their separate early beginnings more than 100 years ago, through the transformative merger of two storied dental companies, Dentsply Sirona together sets a global standard for dental manufacturing, technology development and digital treatment.

The Company develops, manufactures and markets comprehensive end-to-end solutions offering many dental and oral health products, including general dental supplies and devices, CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), a full suite of dental restorative products, digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centres, handpieces, hygiene systems and dental specialty products in orthodontics, endodontics and implants. Additionally, its global consumable healthcare product team provides innovative urological and surgical solutions designed to improve the quality of life for patients. Dentsply Sirona is proud to be a preferred partner for dental practices, clinics, dental laboratories and authorized distributors worldwide.

A commitment to innovation and education is at the heart of Dentsply Sirona. The Company employs more than 600 engineers and scientists, continuously funds more than 50 clinical studies on an ongoing basis and develops more than 30 significant new products annually. Embracing education not only in word but also in action, Dentsply Sirona trains more than 300,000 clinicians each year in the broadest clinical education platform in the industry, focusing on fostering learning environments that promote clinical success and clinician professional development. Combined, the Company has invested over US$600 million in R&D over the past six years. The pace of innovation will continue as Dentsply Sirona's combined clinical education and R&D programs will be closely aligned. The Company's significant recent innovations reshaping dentistry include:

  • CAD/CAM: Powder-free 3D-scanning in colour: CEREC Omnicam (2012) and Open 5-axis production unit for dental laboratories: inLab MC X5 (2014);
  • X-Ray: ORTHOPHOS XG 3D hybrid x-ray system (2010) and ORTHOPHOS SL, innnovative imaging technology for the greatest possible contrast with the lowest possible dose (2015);
  • Treatment Centres: Fully digital TENEO treatment centre (2008) and INTEGO treatment centre (2014);
  • Instruments/hygiene: Surgical precision in blue: SiroLaser Blue (2015);
  • Preventive: RDH Freedom (2011), Nupro Varish (2013) and Cavitron Touch with Sterimate 360 (2015);
  • Restoratives: SDR Surefil (2010), Palodent Plus (2011), Aquasil Ultra Cordless (2013) and ceram.x Universal (2015);
  • Orthodontics: MTM (2011), In-Ovation C (2006) and In-Ovation mini (2013);
  • Endodontics: WaveOne, e3, Reciproc motor and file system (2011), ProTaper Next (2013), TRUShape (2015) and XSmart iQ (2015);
  • Implants: Surgical Implants Ankylos C/X (2008), AstraTech EV (2014), Atlantis Conus Abutment (2014) and SIMPLANT 17 (2015);
  • Prosthetics: Cercon HT preshaded disks (2015) and Celtra Duo (2013); and
  • Healthcare: LoFric Sense (2010) and Origo (2013).

Dentsply Sirona employs around 15,000 dedicated employees with operations in more than 40 countries. With a sales presence in more than 120 countries, Dentsply Sirona delivers dental and healthcare solutions for better, safer and faster dentistry to patients and practitioners virtually everywhere in the world. The Company's Global Headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and its International Headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. Dentsply Sirona's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. In the 12 months ended December 31, 2015, the combined company had proforma revenue of approximately US $4 billion.

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