Following its August 31, 2011 acquisition of Astra Tech AB, which operated Astra Tech Dental, Dentsply International Inc. has united its dental implant-related businesses, Dentsply Friadent and Astra Tech Dental, to form a new company: Dentsply Implants. The newly created business started actively marketing and selling products in North America last month.
Dentsply Implants offers an extensive line of dental implants, bone regenerative products, digital technologies and professional development tools. The portfolio includes: ANKYLOS®, XiVE®, ASTRA TECH Implant System™, ATLANTIS™ patient-specific CAD/CAM abutments, 3D virtual surgical planning and surgical guides.
"The solid history of both Astra Tech Dental and Dentsply Friadent, in combination with the strength of Dentsply International, creates a new, unique global foundation to exceed the expectations of today's knowledgeable, demanding dental professionals. Current Dentsply Friadent and Astra Tech Dental customers can rest assured knowing that the world-class products they know and trust will continue to be supported and developed. We remain strongly committed to innovation and clinical research, and our shared vision continues to increase the quality of life for patients worldwide," says Jim Mosch, Executive Vice President, Dentsply International and Group President Dentsply Implants.
Scott Root, President of Dentsply Implants, North America, agrees. "By joining Astra Tech Dental and the implant business from Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties in North America, we will have a unique product portfolio gathered in one company, and supported by one sales force. We look forward to this great opportunity to build upon our partnership with dental professionals in providing optimal care to their implant patients." For more information, visit www.Dentsply.com.