Dr. John O’Keefe invited Christof Bissdorf, VP and General Manager of Canada, to speak about the recent Dentsply Sirona merger as a significant event in the global dental marketplace.
With the merger, Dentsply Sirona became the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental solutions. The new company employs almost 16,000 people across the globe and represents about $3.85B in revenue. As a result, Dentsply Sirona is now able to provide dentists with workflow solutions that easily take them through every aspect of their work day. The company provides everything from some of the most trusted brands in consumables to leading edge high-tech equipment.
Dentsply Sirona’s goal is to empower dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care to their patients. As the global technology and innovation leader, Dentsply Sirona has the largest R&D platform in the industry (600 scientists and engineers) and is dedicated to continue to drive innovation and develop next-generation solutions.
When asked about consolidation in the dental sector as well as future of the industry, Bissdorf notes that consolidation is gaining more popularity in dentistry as well, along with an upward trend toward integrating companies with different specialties and digitization. Dentistry will, in the future, play a key role in overall health; and therefore, dentistry as a profession will become more prominent in the service industry.