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Sirona announces material partnership with GC


February 11, 2014
by Sirona

 Japanese dental company GC becomes Sirona’s latest material partner. The cooperation expands the global range of top-quality CAD/CAM blocks for Sirona systems offered by authorized manufacturers.

Bensheim/Salzburg. Sirona, the technology leader in the dental industry, has entered into an agreement with a new material partner for the production of CAD/CAM blocks, such as composites and other restorative materials for CEREC and inLab. The Japanese dental company GC Corporation complements the group of selected partners that manufacture high-performance materials for the milling and grinding of CAD/CAM restorations: VITA Zahnfabrik, Ivoclar Vivadent, Merz Dental, DENTSPLY and 3M ESPE. GC produces consumables, devices and equipment for dental practices and laboratories. The Tokyo-based company is the global market leader for glass-ionomer materials and also the world’s largest provider of expertise, advancements, product quality and top customer service in the fields of composites, ceramic layering and adhesive systems.

“GC is a prestigious dental company that focuses primarily on Japan and other Asian markets. As these markets are becoming increasingly important for our CAD/CAM business, we are happy to have a material partner in the region who meets our high quality standards,” says Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer, Vice President of CAD/CAM Systems at Sirona in Bensheim. Sirona expects this partnership to provide sales support in the rapidly expanding Asian markets, while GC profits through established access to Sirona CAD/CAM users worldwide.

Japan is one of the largest growth markets for CAD/CAM restorations and prostheses. The country is already very well prepared for the change to CAD/CAM technology. Therefore, innovative dental technology combined with high-quality materials is increasingly in demand by local dentists.

Figure. 1: As of now, Sirona cooperates with its new material partner GC in the area of CAD/CAM blocks.
  

Figure. 2: Perfect complements: The CAD/CAM blocks of Sirona and selected partners are optimized to meet the specific requirements of the MC XL milling

For further information please contact:

Sirona Dental GmbH 
Sirona Straße 1
A-5071 Wals bei Salzburg
Austria
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+43 (0) 662 / 2450-0
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+43 662 2450-109590
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contact@sirona.com
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www.sirona.com

About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology and innovation leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit www.sirona.com for more information about Sirona and its products.


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