Dentsply Sirona Celebrates Partnership with Top Suppliers at its First Annual Exceptional Supplier Partner Awards

Sustainability, performance, innovation, and value were among the awards criteria at the Dentsply Sirona Global Supplier Forum 2022.

Dentsply Sirona has announced the nine winners of its first annual Exceptional Supplier Partner Awards. The companies received recognition for their outstanding work during the closing session of Dentsply Sirona’s two-day Global Supplier Forum 2022. The exciting event was held in mid-May as a hybrid event with some attendees and speakers present on site at Dentsply Sirona’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

The winners had to meet six key criteria – Sustainability, Quality, Delivery, Innovation, Value, Diversity – and worked with their respective Global Category Manager.

They were chosen from the more than 500 suppliers that had been invited to the forum, which was designed to build powerful partnerships for healthy smiles. Willem Appelo, Dentsply Sirona’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, and Joanne Couture, Vice President of Procurement, opened the event to give participants deep insights into the company’s procurement processes and how suppliers can become crucial partners in the Beyond Sustainability program. Chief Marketing Officer Erania Brackett explained Dentsply Sirona’s vision and how suppliers are helping to shape the future of digital dentistry.

The awards, which were first announced at last year’s Global Supplier Forum, are an annual celebration of vendors that have gone above and beyond in being outstanding partners based on all of the award criteria.

Willem (Wim) Appelo, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Dentsply Sirona, said: “With these awards we want to celebrate powerful partnerships for healthy smiles. These nine companies have gone out of their way to help us in our mission: improving oral health globally by making it easier for our customers to help their patients.”

Erania Brackett, Chief Marketing Officer at Dentsply Sirona, commented: “We don’t see these companies as our suppliers. We see them as partners with the same values, the same belief in sustainability and the same passion for innovation, with an unrelenting focus on our customers.”

This year’s Exceptional Supplier Partners are :

  • whr Hossinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  • Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH
  • Hantech Medical Device Co.,Ltd
  • Hamamatsu Photonics K. K.
  • Reichenbacher Apparatebau GmbH
  • Edelmann Group
  • Myonic GmbH
  • Upwork Inc.
  • CLA – Clifton Larson Allen LLP 

The Dentsply Sirona Global Supplier Forum is an annual event, offering an immersive experience designed to build a long-term partnership rooted in values and innovation. With more than 500 Dentsply Sirona suppliers tuned in online and present onsite, the forum offered deep insights into the company’s vision, strategy, and its procurement process. During breakout sessions, the participants also shared their experiences, knowledge and best practice.

Dentsply Sirona World 2022: the ultimate experience in digital dentistry from September 15 – 17 in Las Vegas

This year, Dentsply Sirona World will once again bring dental professionals together for three days of market-leading clinical education, engaging expert speakers, world-class entertainment, networking, and the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the latest innovations in digital dentistry. With a live simulcasted surgery and over 100 expert speakers focused on building connected dental solutions for healthy practices and healthy smiles, DS World is a window into the future of dentistry. The multi-award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Journey, and stand-up comedian and Golden Globe nominee, David Spade, have been confirmed as this year’s entertainment headliners.

More information on the program, early bird pricing, the “Bring your Team” offer, and registration can be found here:

True to its commitment to transforming dentistry at a global level, local DS World events will also be held this year in Madrid, Spain, from September 16 – 17, 2022, and in Fethiye, Turkey, from October 27 – 29, 2022.

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Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solution offering, including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s headquarters are located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.


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