SOURCE: Align Technology

Align Technology

February 20, 2014 08:00 ET

Align Technology Announces Digital Implant Restorative Workflow With DENTSPLY Implants Atlantis Custom Abutments

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced an agreement with DENTSPLY Implants in which the iTero® Intraoral Scanner will soon feature connectivity with ATLANTIS™ custom abutments. In uniting technology from two market leaders, the digital workflow will offer dental professionals, periodontists and oral surgeons a digital implant restorative procedure that will provide greater precision and enhanced efficiency.

"Collaborating with DENTSPLY Implants further extends our footprint in the rapidly expanding digital implant abutment and restorative markets," said Timothy A. Mack, Align Technology vice president business development. "Align is pleased to work with DENTSPLY Implants to offer dentists, surgical specialists, and laboratories innovative digital workflows which enhance their customer experiences and improve clinical outcomes."

In addition to bringing start-to-finish digital precision to the creation and placement of custom abutments, the digital integration enables the laboratory to simultaneously deliver the ATLANTIS custom abutment and the restoration to the restorative clinician. This can eliminate one to two visits from the overall procedure, streamlining the process and providing an improved patient experience.

"Connecting with DENTSPLY Implants and ATLANTIS provides an extension in functionality for the iTero intraoral scanner. It's part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing and expanding clinical procedures that begin with the iTero intraoral scanner. ATLANTIS is the industry leading solution for custom abutments, supporting the DENTSPLY Implant brands as well as other major implant systems," added Mack.

Commercial availability of the digital workflow is planned for the second half of 2014.

About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology is the leader in modern clear aligner orthodontics that designs, manufactures and markets the Invisalign system, which provides dental professionals with a range of treatment options for adults and teenagers. The Company also offers the iTero 3D digital scanning system and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market Invisalign in 1998. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.

For additional information about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign provider in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero, please visit www.itero.com

About DENTSPLY Implants
DENTSPLY Implants offers comprehensive solutions for all phases of implant therapy, including ANKYLOS®, ASTRA TECH Implant System™ and XiVE® implant lines, digital technologies, such as ATLANTIS™ patient-specific CAD/CAM solutions and SIMPLANT® guided surgery, regenerative solutions, and professional development programs. DENTSPLY Implants creates value for dental professionals and allows for predictable and lasting implant treatment outcomes, resulting in enhanced quality of life for patients.

Visit www.dentsplyimplants.com for more information.