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Europe’s clear aligner market heats up as Impress opens new production facility

November 16, 2021 | Business | News

BARCELONA, Spain: Orthodontics company Impress has opened an automated clear aligner production facility that uses HP industrial 3D-printing technology. The company raised more than €40 million in funding earlier this year and has made no secret of the fact that it aims to disrupt the orthodontic market.

Planmeca to acquire Envista’s KaVo treatment unit and instrument business

September 7, 2021 | Business

HELSINKI, Finland/BREA, Calif., US: As recently announced by Planmeca, one of the largest privately owned manufacturers in the dental field, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the KaVo treatment unit and instrument business from Envista for up to US$455 million (€383 million), including a potential earn-out payment of up to US$30 million. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this year.

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IDSconnect: The new digital event platform of IDS

August 9, 2021 | Business | Events

COLOGNE, Germany: In 2021, IDS is going hybrid, which means that more participants than ever before will attend the largest trade show in the dental industry from the comfort of their homes and not in person, owing to COVID-19 travel restrictions. To provide a digital enhancement to the classic physical event, the free platform IDSconnect intends to maintain IDS’s extensive international reach together with a successful on-site trade fair experience.

Around 830 exhibitors from 56 countries to attend IDS 2021

August 2, 2021 | Business | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The International Dental Show (IDS) will be opening its doors for the 39th time from 22 to 25 September. Owing to the ongoing global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, which led the organisers to postpone the event from March to September, this year’s edition will be taking place under extraordinary circumstances. Although a considerable number of companies will not be exhibiting at IDS, about 830 companies have already confirmed their participation.

Interview: “I consider it my goal to further promote the most modern prophylaxis method: GBT”

June 15, 2021 | Business | Interviews

Electro Medical Systems (EMS) is a leading manufacturer of precision medical devices for dental prophylaxis. Recently, Dr Ernst Wühr was appointed the general manager of the Swiss company. Throughout his almost 20-year career in the dental business, he has gained profound expertise in the European and Asian dental markets. In this short interview, Wühr talks about his new role as EMS emerges from the pandemic-induced crisis.

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Digital dentistry market: 3D printers and intra-oral scanners drive market growth in Europe

June 14, 2021 | Business

The European digital dentistry market, which includes CAD/CAM systems, CAD/CAM materials and dental 3D printers, is projected to experience double-digit growth reaching over €1.4 billion ($ 1.7 billion) by 2027, as digital technologies have begun to revolutionise the European dental prosthetics market reaching into the foreseeable future. This will be driven by strong market growth in the intra-oral scanner and dental 3D printing space.

Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape announce strategic partnership

June 4, 2021 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S./COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Dentsply Sirona announced recently that it has entered into a partnership with 3Shape, a Danish developer and manufacturer of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions. The first step of this partnership focuses on a facilitated collaboration for better access between 3Shape’s intraoral scanner TRIOS and Dentsply Sirona’s SureSmile Aligners.

Dentistry has bounced back but remains shaky, first quarter results suggest

May 27, 2021 | Business | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: The global dental market has been described as “impressively resilient” and “a necessity” in the latest round of conference calls hosted by major dental companies. Dentists struggled in 2020 and so did the companies that keep their clinics stocked, but sales in the fifth financial quarter affected by the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak make it clear that practices around the world are open and offering most dental procedures.

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Sales leap in all regions as Straumann Group bets on orthodontics and implants

May 18, 2021 | Business | News

BASEL, Switzerland: The COVID-19 pandemic has now spanned 15 months, meaning that the latest quarterly results posted by dental companies are no longer being compared with pre-pandemic figures. Despite this lower benchmark, the performance of the Straumann Group in the first quarter of 2021 was impressive—sales spiked by 72% in the Asia Pacific (AP) region, by 32% in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and by 19% in North America.

Align Technology to build first factory in Europe

May 3, 2021 | Business | News

WROCŁAW, Poland: With substantial manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China, Align Technology can already boast of having the world’s largest 3D-printing operations. The Invisalign maker now plans to expand its global production footprint by building its first factory in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

PlusDental expands into Sweden

April 6, 2021 | Business | News

BERLIN, Germany: The orthodontics start-up PlusDental is now offering clear aligner treatment at dental practices in Sweden. According to the company, its new Swedish operations will initially include working with 30 partner clinics, opening pop-up stores across major cities and establishing new regional headquarters.

Lenders upbeat on dental funding in 2021—report

March 31, 2021 | Business | News

LONDON, UK: More than one-third of UK practice owners report that private revenue is higher now than it was before the pandemic, according to an insider view on corporate and independent dental operators by London-based Christie & Co. The specialist property advisor says that, although banks are now taking a more cautious approach, they remain positive about lending to dentists and dental groups in 2021.

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Dental giants inch towards recovery

March 4, 2021 | Business

LEIPZIG, Germany: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has already proved to be the greatest challenge that dental manufacturers have faced. The oral health giants Dentsply Sirona, Henry Schein and Envista Holdings all showed strong signs of recovery in their fourth-quarter results for 2020. It seems that the Straumann Group is not the only major market competitor to have seen growth in dental sales return late last year.

Leipzig venue ready to host dental events

March 4, 2021 | Business

LEIPZIG, Germany: In-person dental events have not taken place during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and the industry is eager to resume this kind of interaction between manufacturers, dealers and dental teams. Located in the heart of the German city of Leipzig, one venue has raised its hand to host dental events of the future.

DirectaDentalGroup acquires ContacEZ and Sendoline

March 3, 2021 | Business

HELSINGBORG, Sweden: The Swedish manufacturer of dental consumables Directa has announced the acquisition of the US-based manufacturer ContacEZ and the Scandinavian endodontic business Sendoline.

CareCapital acquires Neoss, appoints Dr Robert Gottlander President and CEO of Neoss

December 30, 2020 | Business

HONG KONG/HARROGATE, UK: CareCapital, an equity investor focused on the dental and oral care industry, has announced an agreement to acquire global dental implant company Neoss. In conjunction with the transaction, Dr Robert Gottlander has been appointed President and CEO of Neoss.

Amann Girrbach—quality, made in Austria

December 16, 2020 | Business

KOBLACH, Austria: Headquartered in the Vorarlberg state of Austria—in the far west of the country, between the Alps and Lake Constance—the dental equipment manufacturer Amann Girrbach has been leading a quiet revolution for decades. As an early pioneer of dental CAD/CAM technologies, the company knows that the future of dentistry is digital, but it also understands that it will continue to rest on precision and quality. Dental Tribune International (DTI) visited the company’s home base and toured its newest manufacturing facility to find out more.

Dental sales return, with caveat

November 11, 2020 | Business | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dentists typically follow the performance of the world’s largest dental companies in order to inform themselves about new products and investment opportunities. This year, all eyes have been on quarterly results in the hope of gauging the peak of the largest crisis ever to have affected the dental industry. Results from the third quarter show cause for optimism, but also lingering uncertainties.

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