Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of RTD (Recherche Techniques Dentaires), a privately owned French company and the worldwide leader in endodontic posts which perfectly complements Dentsply Sirona’s endodontics and restorative portfolio.

York/Salzburg, March 21, 2017. “RTD’s unique and innovative offering perfectly complements our new R2C™ – The Root to Crown Solution. R2C™ provides state-of-the-art products and procedural guidance from diagnosis and treatment planning to the final coronal restoration. R2C™ and the RTD acquisition will enable us to provide dental professionals with a more complete end-to-end solution for better, safer and faster root canals and tooth restoration”, Jeffery T. Slovin, Chief Executive Officer of Dentsply Sirona, commented.

RTD is the pioneer and innovative worldwide leader in the conception and manufacturing of fiber-reinforced composite posts, serving customers globally. Dentsply Sirona will continue to support and grow the successful brand and private label businesses of RTD. Dentsply Sirona and RTD have a long history together as RTD has been supplying Dentsply Sirona with root canal posts for many years.

Specialists in endodontic and restorative treatments

Dentsply Sirona provides better, safer and faster endodontic treatments and restorations through proven brands in order to further advance treatments and ensure they can be carried out optimally, more efficiently and more safely. Dentsply Sirona Endodontics has over 120 years of expertise in the field of endodontics. It provides both endodontic specialists and generalists worldwide with products and solutions to best suit their needs in the mutual quest to preserve natural teeth. Products and services are aimed to support the clinician in facilitating more comfortable treatments for the patient with fewer treatments steps. In addition, dental professionals should be empowered to resolve even the most demanding cases with the best instruments and materials.

The restorative business of Dentsply Sirona provides dentists around the world with products and procedural solutions to simply, safely and quickly achieve optimal restorations. Mastering every step in every restorative procedure is essential for dental professionals to be able to provide the best possible dental care.

RTD is therefore an ideal addition to the Dentsply Sirona portfolio, perfectly complementing the latest R2C™ – The Root to Crown Solution approach which provides a guided path to maximum clinical success for clinicians looking for reliable and predictable endodontic and restorative treatments.

RTD – a pioneer in endodontic posts

Located near Grenoble, France, RTD was established in 1968 by Dr. Marc Reynaud who handed the business over to his son Pierre-Luc Reynaud in 1988. The company pioneered the technology of fiber-reinforced composite posts and is the only player that has integrated the manufacturing of composites, cements and drills to offer complete solutions to its clients. RTD’s portfolio consists of several styles and shapes of translucent and tooth-colored posts as well as cements and other accessory products for post-core restoration. Millions of RTD posts have been successfully used and are the subject of over 100 technical publications.

RTD serves blue chip customers in over 80 countries under its own brand and through private labels. The company is recognized by the largest consumable dental leaders and the international scientific community for its unique know-how, technological advantage, and innovation capacity..


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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. Visitwww.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.




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