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Dentsply Sirona and Kuraray Noritake Dental conclude a material partnership for CAD/CAM blocks

New Products Partnerships and collaborations

Dentsply Sirona Inc. and Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. have concluded a material partnership for CAD/CAM blocks. The market and innovation leader for dental CAD/CAM systems, Dentsply Sirona, is thus expanding its range of high-quality and validated materials for dentists and dental laboratories through this partnership with Kuraray Noritake Dental.


"As a material manufacturer, Kuraray Noritake Dental is globally recognized for their quality and esthetics. We are delighted to bring their expertise and quality into our CEREC and inLab customer's hands," says Roddy MacLeod, Group Vice President CAD/CAM Systems at Dentsply Sirona. "This valuable partnership enables Kuraray Noritake Dental and Dentsply Sirona to respond even more efficiently to the demands of contemporary CAD/CAM technology", adds Kiyoyuki Arikawa, President at Kuraray Noritake Dental.

Wider range for chairside restoration with composites

Japanese dentists will benefit by the new partnership from the integration of an additional composite resin block. The CAD/CAM block "Katana Avencia" from Kuraray Noritake Dental, rounding off the current range of available blocks enhances the choice of dentists to complete treatment with the desired success in one session.

Layered zirconia for CAD/CAM manufacturing in the laboratory

Based on this partnership, Dentsply Sirona will offer professional dental laboratories dedicated and optimized milling strategies for the multi-layered zirconia discs of Kuraray Noritake Dental. The Japanese material producer has major expertise in the laboratory market and launched with "Katana Zirconia" worldwide a selection of multi-layered zirconia discs to satisfy highest aesthetic requirements. The discs are made up of different layers depicting the natural structure of a tooth by combining a high-chromatic dentine core and an overlying translucent enamel layer.

Due to this newly concluded partnership, Kuraray Noritake Dental and Dentsply Sirona can satisfy their common customers wish for greater diversity and quality that both dentistry and dental technology place on CAD/CAM technology even more effectively.

ABOUT DENTSPLY SIRONA

Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company, Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.

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