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The agreement will help promote the use of iTero scanners in the growing digital restorative market.
Align Technology, Inc. has announced a global distribution agreement for the iTero Element family of intraoral scanners with Zimmer Biomet Dental, a division of Zimmer Biomet and a global dental industry leader and provider of implant and restorative solutions and continuing education for dental professionals.
This agreement enables the company to leverage Zimmer Biomet Dental’s extensive direct global salesforce and network of dental clinicians and laboratories to help drive further penetration of iTero® scanners and services in the growing digital restorative market. The collaboration also offers Zimmer Biomet Dental customers access to Invisalign® clear aligners through the iTero platform to facilitate a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment approach.
“We are excited to be partnering with Zimmer Biomet Dental to demonstrate our companies’ commitment to supporting dental professionals on their journey to digital dentistry,” Yuval Shaked, senior vice president and managing director, iTero scanner and services, says. “A key differentiator in the evolution to a digital practice and dental ecosystem is clinical education. Through this collaboration, the iTero scanner becomes the exclusive intraoral scanner used in the U.S. and European Zimmer Biomet Institutes, which train thousands of doctors annually in an interactive learning environment with the ultimate goal of improved clinical outcomes.”
Together, the iTero Element scanner and Zimmer Biomet Dental solutions will deliver multiple digital workflows for dental professionals and laboratories so they can collaborate more efficiently and offer patients a faster and more effective treatment experience.
“Zimmer Biomet’s aim is to offer bestÂinÂclass solutions and technology tailored to dental professionals’ needs, and this partnership with Align Technology to complement our endÂtoÂend fully digital solution portfolio is another step in that direction,” Pedro Malha, President, Zimmer Biomet Dental, says.
iTero Element scanners and services are now available through Zimmer Biomet Dental in select countries in Europe, with distribution expanding to the US, Canada and Japan starting in October 2019.