3D Systems buys dental company

3D Systems has acquired Vertex-Global Holding B.V, which sells dental materials worldwide under the Vertex and NextDent brands.

3D Systems is headquartered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.

Vertex Dental and NextDent develop and manufacture photopolymer, thermoplastic, polymer and monomer materials for traditional and 3D printing dental applications. This includes 12 dental 3D printing materials by NextDent, which has regulatory approval for use of these materials in more than 70 countries worldwide. These are used to produce trays, models, drilling templates, dentures, orthodontic splints, crowns and bridges and are said to be faster and cheaper than conventional methods.

3D Systems has said it will continue to supply both Vertex Dental and NextDent’s existing products to their current customers. Rik Jacobs, CEO of NextDent & Vertex Dental, will now head up worldwide dental business, while Connie Peterse-van der Koppel, formerly Chief Development & Regulatory Officer of NextDent & Vertex Dental, will lead 3D Systems’ dental development and regulatory efforts.

Vyomesh Joshi, President and CEO, 3D Systems commented: “With the combination of our disruptive Figure 4 platform and NextDent’s revolutionary materials, we have the unique opportunity to deliver transformative digital production solutions from the dentist’s chair to the dental lab.”




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