Jeffrey T. Slovin appointed chief executive officer of Sirona Dental Systems

February 22, 2013

Sirona Dental Systems this week announced that Jeffrey T. Slovin has become its chief executive officer in accordance with the succession plan previously announced on Nov. 16, 2012.

Sirona Dental Systems this week announced that Jeffrey T. Slovin has become its chief executive officer in accordance with the succession plan previously announced on Nov. 16, 2012.

Also as part of this plan, Director Thomas Jetter has become non-executive chairman.  Jost Fischer has retired from the positions of Chairman and CEO.

“Jeffrey T. Slovin is the ideal candidate to succeed Jost Fischer as Sirona’s CEO,” said Thomas Jetter, non-executive chairman of Sirona’s Board of Directors. “He has the necessary experience and stellar reputation in the dental community to take Sirona into the future.

“Before joining Sirona in 2006, Jeff was CEO of publicly traded Schick Technologies, Inc. where he built a reputation as an innovator and operator in the dental community, and delivered significant shareholder value. Since joining Sirona, he has consistently demonstrated excellent judgment and played a major role in improving our operations, targeting our research and development efforts and leading growth initiatives.”

Slovin takes over the management of Sirona, which develops, produces, and markets a full range of advanced treatment centers, imaging systems, handpieces, hygiene systems, and dental CAD/CAM systems.

“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to lead Sirona, the finest organization in dentistry, and you should expect a seamless transition,” Slovin said. “I understand and endorse the high level of expectations we and others place on us as the leader in dental technology, and I am excited by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. During my fourteen years in the dental industry, with the last seven at Sirona, I have been focused on advancing dentistry, improving patient care and delivering shareholder value. I am confident that with the ongoing commitment and dedication of our outstanding management team, we will continue to drive innovation to progress dentistry even further.”

Fischer is leaving Sirona after 11 successful years to go into retirement.

“On behalf of Sirona and all the employees, I thank Jost Fischer for the commitment, vision and tireless dedication in transforming Sirona into the world-class global, dental technology company it is today,” added Slovin.