Cadent and The Pankey Institute Establish iTero Grant Program
Image via CrunchBase
CARLSTADT, N.J. – April. 16, 2010 – Cadent, the leading provider of 3-D digital and CAD/CAM solutions for orthodontics and dentistry, announced today the establishment of a grant program in association with The Pankey Institute, a leading provider of post-graduate dental education.
Cadent will provide a technology grant to The Pankey Institute in the name of any faculty member who purchases the iTero digital impression system for use in their practice. Similarly, Cadent will provide an education grant in the name of any student or alumnus of The Pankey Institute who purchases the iTero digital impression system for use in their practice. This education grant may then be applied to the next course taken at The Pankey Institute.
In addition, Cadent will provide an iTero system and models for use in applicable core curriculum at The Pankey Institute, including a live patient training program currently under development.
“With more than twenty thousand graduates, The Pankey Institute is one of the world’s premier dental technology education facilities,” said Timothy Mack, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadent. “This collaboration further extends the reach of iTero while providing continuing education opportunities to dentists who seek to advance their skill set.”
“iTero is a dynamic fit within our continuously enhanced curriculum,which provides dentists with the skills and knowledge necessary to become more proficient practitioners,” said Dr. Irwin Becker, Chairman of the Department of Education at The Pankey Institute. “Digital impression technology is transforming restorative and cosmetic dentistry and iTero is a leader in the field for dentists, laboratories and patients alike.”
iTero is the world’s leading digital impression system, serving more than 1,700 dentists in twelve countries, and is the only digital impression technology which does not require powdering or coating of the teeth, enabling the processing of more complex cases than any other system.
About The Pankey Institute
Founded in 1972, The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit organization that promotes optimal oral health care through advanced continuing education for dentists (www.pankey.org). It was the first institute of its kind and remains among the most prestigious, attracting dentists from 42 nations to its educational programs. Over 20,000 dentists and specialists have attended its courses and now serve millions of patients worldwide.
Cadent is the leading provider of 3-D digital CAD/CAM solutions for the orthodontic and dental industries. The Company services thousands of cases per day for a rapidly expanding customer base. Cadent’s offerings, including Cadent iTero™, OrthoCAD™ iCast™ and iQ™, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of orthodontic and dental treatments while increasing the revenue of dental healthcare providers. The Company is backed by a syndicate of leading venture capital investors including Fortissimo Capital, Apax Partners, Panorama Capital (J.P. Morgan Partners), STAR Ventures and SV Life Sciences. For additional information, please visit www.cadentinc.com.