Former Dentsply Sirona CEO joins healthcare-focused PE firm

Don Casey, the former CEO of Dentsply Sirona, has joined Avista Capital Partners as a strategic executive.

Don Casey was fired as CEO of Dentsply Sirona in 2022. A reason for his termination was not given. 

His past experience also includes serving as CEO of Cardinal Health's medical segment and worldwide chair for Johnson & Johnson's comprehensive care group.

Avista Capital Partners is a healthcare-focused private equity firm that has invested more than $8 billion in more than 45 healthcare businesses worldwide, according to an April 1 news release.

As a strategic executive, Mr. Casey will assist Avista with its investments.

Avista's past dental activity includes its acquisitions of Terrats Medical, a dental prosthetics company based in Spain, and Spear Education, a dental education provider.

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