12 dental supply chain updates

From acquisitions to a private equity investment, here are 12 dental supply chain developments since May 10.

1. Henry Schein signed a definitive agreement to acquire Condor Dental Research Co., a privately held Swiss dental distribution company.

2. Biolase, a dental and medical device company, is opening its first dental office in Lake Forest, Calif.

3. Dental manufacturing company SprintRay launched a 3D-printing resin aimed at helping providers create more affordable dental restorations.

4. Biolase established a team of dental professionals to provide mentorship to users of Biolase's products across the U.S.

5. Dental software company Planet DDS entered an agreement to be recapitalized by private equity firms Aquiline Capital Partners and Level Equity Management.

6. Global orthodontics company Ormco launched a repositionable hook for its Ultima wire to correct maloccluded teeth.

7. Orthodontics startup company KLOwen earned $10.5 million in series A funding. Investors included Columbia Pacific Advisors, Jazz Venture Partners, SpringRock Ventures, Ensemble Innovation Ventures and the American Association of Orthodontists.

8. Envista Holdings Corp. entered a definitive agreement to acquire Osteogenics Biomedical, a dental bone grafting product supplier.

9. Dove Dental Products launched a hybrid device to reduce the risk of aerosol movement caused by instrument use to combat the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

10. Henry Schein donated $200,000 in healthcare products to the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., and the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tenn.

11. A research technician was sentenced to 21 months in prison for wire fraud after he stole an oral care company's toothpaste formula and sent it to an overseas company.

12. Sonendo reported $9 million in revenue for the first quarter of 2022.

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