Zahn Dental, the US dental laboratory business of Henry Schein, Inc., sold off certain assets to Aurora Digital Technology Center, LLC, a New York-based laboratory outsourcing and technology center. ADTC announced the acquisition of Custom Milling Center from Zahn Dental in a press release on Jan. 10. As a result, Zahn is exiting the laboratory milling category to focus on emerging technologies designed to help dental labs, the statement said.
“By acquiring CMC, we can further advance our mission to serve as a one-stop digital solution, enabling dental laboratories to provide outstanding service to their clients,” said Enrico Romano, co-founder and CEO of ADTC. “Serving as an extension of dental laboratory teams and using the industry-leading digital technology, we can provide on-time delivery, high-quality restorations, excellent value, and reliable service.”
CMC was founded in 2005 in Golden, Colo. and offers esthetic solutions for laboratories of all sizes and business models using CAD/CAM equipment and a team of CDTs, CNC operators, and customer support personnel.
With the acquisition, ADTC plans to continue to operate as an outsourcing and technology center, using the latest digital technology to produce restorations and dental appliances for laboratory customers, the statement said.
“Exiting the CMC business will help us increase our focus on, and investment in, emerging technologies – such as digital dentures – and enhance our commitment to serving as a key resource for customers looking to transition from analog to digital,” said Rich Miranda, president of global prosthetic solutions and laboratory group at Henry Schein. “We will continue to deliver more resources that educate, train, and help laboratories operate a more efficient, profitable, and ultimately more successful dental laboratory business.”
The financial details of the deal were not disclosed, the press release said.