About Convergent Dental

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company and developer of Solea®, the world’s first computer-aided, CO2 laser system to ever be cleared by the FDA for both hard and soft tissue indications. Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision are a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc.

The Impact of Solea 3.0


A quantum leap of 9.3 microns


Seasoned entrepreneur/CEO. Founded, funded, built and sold MediVation Inc. to McKesson Corp. in 2000. Served as an investor, advisor and/or board member in several healthcare-oriented startups. Over 30 years of experience in healthcare technology companies.

Education: Columbia University, BA in Economics.

Over 20 years in healthcare and healthcare information technology with a strong record in leading, managing and positioning companies for growth. Co-founded, grew and sold MedVentive to McKesson Corp in 2012.

Education: Bentley College, BS in Accountancy; Suffolk University, MBA.

Product development professional with over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry including established and startup company environments. Team leader from early product concept phases through manufacturing transfer.

Education: Northeastern University, BS in Engineering Technology.

Versatile leader with over 30 years of experience in the adoption of clinical processes and technology by health practitioners in the US, Canada and Europe. Served as a partner, general manager and operating executive with some of the most respected firms in the industry during their periods of most rapid growth.

Education: Keene State College, BS in Biology and Chemistry.

Over 25 years of experience in healthcare companies. Experience with early stage through mature technologies companies with a proven track record of increased sales, operating income, market penetration and customer satisfaction levels.

Education: Westfield State University, BS in Computer Science, University of Strathclyde, MBA.

Technical leader with business acumen and over 15 years of experience in scientific innovation and transitioning of technical development into game-changing solutions in medical devices, life sciences and photonics industries.

Education : Columbia University, PhD in Applied Physics; Boston University, MBA

Accomplished sales executive bringing almost 20 years of experience in business development and sales leadership in the dental Industry. Spent four years activity duty in the US Navy as a dental technician prior to working for dental technologies companies including Cefla Medical Solutions and Carestream Dental, identifying and implement sales goals and strategies and creating high performance sales teams.

Education: La Sierra University, BS in Biology; LeTourneau University, MBA

Over 20 years’ experience with manufacturing operations and product development within regulated markets. Serving as a technical leader in providing manufacturing vision with a keen eye for high volume global manufacturing and achieving cost targets.

Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BS in Chemical Engineering Cum Laude

Board of Directors

Will Cowen, Chair

Managing Partner, Long River Ventures

Michael Cataldo

CEO, Convergent Dental

Len Hedge

Senior VP of Business Operations, Align Technology

Bart Doedens

CEO, Collagen Matrix

Grant Gund

Managing Partner,    Coppermine Capital