Dentsply Sirona to acquire 3-D orthodontic technology solutions company: 5 takeaways

Dentsply Sirona signed a definitive agreement to acquire OraMetrix, a 3-D orthodontics technology solutions provider .

Here are five takeaways.

1. OraMetrix's products portfolio includes a computer-aided design platform specifically designed for dental professionals to delivery consistent orthodontic outcomes.

2. With the acquisition, Dentsply Sirona will provide comprehensive orthodontic offerings, including a full arch clear aligner solution.

3. Dentsply Sirona will also be able to provide an end-to-end digital workflow solution for a comprehensive range of devices. The goal is for dental professionals to match their patient's demands for aesthetic and treatment time.

4. OraMetrix's revenues currently sit around $20 million.

5. To speed up the acquisition, Dentsply Sirona plans to incur additional investments and expenses. This will be slightly dilutive to the company's overall earnings per share in 2018 and 2019.

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