Convergent Dental Introduces Solea SW 3.1.1: Significant Advancements in Usability and Patient Comfort

Company Unveils Latest Software Innovation at this Year’s Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting

Needham, MA (February 23, 2017) – Convergent Dental Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading, computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, is pleased to announce the launch of Solea SW 3.1.1 at this year’s Chicago Midwinter dental meeting. The latest software provides dental professionals with unprecedented usability and control while further enhancing the patient experience. With updated algorithms that control how the laser cuts both hard and soft tissue, Solea SW 3.1.1 facilitates the onset of analgesia more quickly and effectively than ever before, and provides exceptional cutting speed ability in both hard and soft tissue.

 

“Solea SW 3.1.1 marks yet another milestone in improved usability that makes it easier for any dentist to confidently treat patients without anesthesia,” remarked Michael Cataldo, Convergent Dental CEO. “We are constantly gathering data on how our customers use Solea and how their patients experience it. That gets fed into the product development process and incorporated into software improvements that improve cutting speed, analgesia, the ability to control bleeding and more. Simply put, the more Solea is used, the smarter it gets. All of that accrues to the benefit of our customers and their patients, no matter when Solea was integrated into the practice. Every system in the market gets the same updates delivered over Wi-Fi keeping every customer up to date. Solea SW 3.1.1 is another testament to our commitment to increasing customer value long after the initial purchase.”

 

Solea SW 3.1.1 is readily available at no charge to all Solea customers with an active service contract. Customers simply type in a four-digit PIN number on their existing Solea unit, and the new Solea SW 3.1.1 is automatically downloaded. No additional external service is needed; there is no waiting on technicians; just a no-hassle simple download for a seamless transition.

 

The innovative software update was well received during its beta test phase. According to Dr. Yooson Kim, an early adopter of Solea, “After a quick and simple download, from the first use of Solea SW 3.1.1 it offered an improved experience for both me and my patients. The onset of analgesia was almost automatic, and the cutting speed just keeps getting faster. I didn’t think it was possible for Solea to be even simpler to use but Convergent Dental has exceeded my expectations once again.”

 

Dental professionals are encouraged to experience how the Solea SW 3.1.1 can work for them by visiting Convergent Dental at the 2017 Chicago Midwinter dental meeting at Booth #4431.

 

For further information about Solea, please visit www.convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc. is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. Solea® is the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all-tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free. Reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures pay huge dividends for patients in the form of a vastly improved dental experience and dentists in terms of significant practice growth. For more information, please visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Convergent Dental Announces International Expansion into First Asian Market: Korea

New Partnership with International Distributor Escalates Availability of
Solea® to Thousands of Progressive Korean Dentists

Needham, MA (February 13, 2017) – Convergent Dental Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading, computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with a leading Korean distributor that will drive the Company’s expansion into the Korean dental market. Effective immediately, MEDIS SLU will distribute Solea across the entire Republic of Korea.

 

Based just outside of Seoul, Korea, MEDIS SLU is equipped with a sales force of dedicated representatives that span the entire Korean nation to serve a population of over 20,000 dentists. “We are tremendously excited about this partnership,” remarked Shin Yongro, CEO of MEDIS SLU. “Having experienced a number of dental laser manufacturers in the Korean market that simply did not deliver on what was promised, we were eager to explore Solea. We quickly learned that Convergent Dental was a different kind of company whose priorities lie within delivering a unique, superior product that lives up to its claims while providing exceptional service to each and every customer.”

 

“We are honored to work with MEDISU SLU,” remarked Michael Cataldo, Convergent Dental CEO. “This partnership is a wonderful way for us to broaden our reach. Korean dentists are among the world’s most advanced and productive professionals, and when the technology makes sense, they are quick adopters.”

 

Convergent Dental and MEDIS SLU signed a formal agreement on June 15, 2016. The Company immediately entered into the regulatory process and achieved clearance in an unprecedented five-month timeframe. “I think we received such quick clearance for two reasons: Mr. Shin’s personal commitment to driving Convergent Dental’s application through the rigorous regulatory process, and Convergent Dental’s well-organized regulatory files,” continued Cataldo. “We are looking forward to seeing the tremendous impact Solea will have in Korea.”

For more information about Solea, please visit www.convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc. is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. Solea® is the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all-tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free. Reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures pay huge dividends for patients in the form of a vastly improved dental experience and dentists in terms of significant practice growth. For more information, please visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

About MEDIS SLU

MEDIS SLU has over 25 years’ experience of distributing leading medical products, equipment, and a wide range of dental laser devices across Korea. In addition, MEDIS SLU has a strong presence in Asia and Japan. Throughout the years, MEDIS SLU has earned a superior reputation by carrying only the most trusted names on the market and providing the highest level of customer service. MEDIS SLU is Based just outside of Seoul, Korea.
In the near future, MEDIS SLU will join a multi-lingual E-learning portal service for the instruction of dental procedures, including training on Solea®. For more information about MEDIS SLU, please visit www.solea.co.kr.


Convergent Dental Appoints Colby Ledbetter as National Vice President of Sales

Needham, MA (January 24, 2017) – Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced that Colby A. Ledbetter has joined the team as National Vice President of Sales. In this role, Ledbetter will drive all aspects of sales for Convergent Dental’s flagship product Solea®, the first FDA cleared CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard, soft, and osseous tissue procedures. Specifically, Ledbetter will identify and implement all sales goals and strategies, manage the Company’s growing sales team, and maintain existing professional relations while identifying new prospects to increase all Company sales.

 

“My entire career has focused on bringing innovative solutions to both medical and dental professionals and I truly look forward to working with Convergent’s dedicated sales force,” remarked Ledbetter. “I was immediately attracted by the Solea technology, as well as the strong commitment that Michael and the entire team have in providing such a high level of personal service to each and every client. I am very fortunate to be joining such a progressive and respected company.”

 

Ledbetter brings almost two decades of sales management experience to her new position. Prior to joining Convergent Dental, she worked with several leading dental and medical companies including Cefla Medical Solutions, Carestream Dental, Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, and Stryker Orthopaedics where she created high performance sales teams, dramatically increased revenues, and developed strong business alliances with distributors, clients, and the collaborative industry.

 

“We are pleased to welcome Colby as a very important member of our sales team,” remarked Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental. “Throughout her career, Colby has garnered rich experience in both the dental and medical industries, and her expertise in these areas will be instrumental as we continue to develop our forthcoming plans. Colby knows our industry inside and out, and her strong leadership and positive influence within the dental arena will be invaluable as Convergent enters the next phase of growth. We look forward to a bright future with Colby.”

 

For more information about Solea, please visit www.convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

 

Convergent Dental, Inc. is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. Solea® is the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all-tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free. Reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures pay huge dividends for patients in the form of a vastly improved dental experience and dentists in terms of significant practice growth. For more information, please visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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Convergent Dental Announces Move to New Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growth and Expansion

 

Needham, MA (November 14, 2016) – Convergent Dental Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading, computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, is pleased to announce that the Company has moved its headquarters to support the continued growth of the business. The new facility is located at 140 Kendrick Street in Needham, Massachusetts and is situated about 25 minutes south/west of Boston, with easy access to routes I-95 and I-90.

This expansion is required to accommodate the remarkable growth at Convergent Dental.  “We need the space to support our growing investment in engineering as well as customer facing activities.” remarked Michael Cataldo, Convergent Dental CEO. “We have created a world class organization of incredibly talented, dedicated employees. Our new facility allows to grow that team further and provide and even better experience for our customers.”

As Convergent Dental’s commercial accelerated in recent years, the need for a new facility became apparent, “This step reflects years of hard work to build a company that is changing an industry”, continued Cataldo.

For updated information on all Convergent Dental news, please visit www.convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.

 

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc. is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. Solea® is the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all-tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free, and pain-free. Reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures pay huge dividends for patients in the form of a vastly improved dental experience and dentists in terms of significant practice growth. For more information, please visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Boston SmartCEO Recognizes Convergent Dental as a 2016 Future 50 Award Winner

50 Greater Boston companies to be acknowledged for fast growth in

SmartCEO’s Future 50 Awards program

Boston, MA (Jun. 15, 2016) — Convergent Dental, developer of Solea®, the industry leading, computer-aided, CO2 dental laser system, is proud to announce that the company has been chosen as a 2016 Future 50 Award winner. The program recognizes Boston’s fastest-growing mid-sized companies that have experienced outsized growth based on a combined three-year average of revenue and employee growth. Convergent Dental will be recognized in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at the awards ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

 

Convergent Dental is honored to be recognized as a 2016 Future 50 Award winner. Boston is home to an incredible number of talented entrepreneurs and successful businesses and it is a privilege to be considered as one of the region’s leaders. Convergent Dental credits this award to the benefits Solea is providing to both patients who are able to experience virtually anesthesia-free, pain-free and drill-free dentistry and dentists whose practices have grown as a result of the unique patient experience and increased efficiencies. Solea is changing what it means to go to the dentist.

 

“Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that leading a fast-growing company is one of the most challenging and fun things an entrepreneur can do. Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “There is nothing these amazing entrepreneurs can’t do if they put their minds to it. We honor them for their unwavering determination to rise above the rest and build the future of our region, our nation, and the world at large.”

 

“Convergent Dental is proud to be recognized as one of this year’s Future 50 Award recipients,” said Convergent Dental CEO, Michael Cataldo. “Our team has accomplished an incredible amount in recent years and we are committed to continuing that innovation as we grow.”

 

More than 300 local business executives and guests are expected to attend this year’s awards gala at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel to celebrate the winners and their achievements.

 

About the Future 50 Awards

The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success. The winners, chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth, are listed alphabetically, not ranked. The winners are profiled in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony.

 

About SmartCEO
SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. Solea® is the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all- tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free. Reliably anesthesia-free and blood free procedures pay huge dividends for patients in the form a vastly improved dental experience and dentists in terms of significant practice growth. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information

Cait Hagaman

Breakaway

chagaman@breakaway.com

617-399-0635


Convergent Dental Unveils Major Breakthroughs in Usability and Performance with Solea 3.0

Anaheim, CA – May 12, 2016 – Convergent Dental Inc. today announced the release of Solea 3.0, revolutionary new software that dramatically enhances Solea’s® industry-leading anesthesia-free and blood-free performance. Convergent Dental has simplified the number one selling all-tissue dental laser’s workflow to allow dentists to cut any tissue without changing any settings. Dentists simply turn Solea on, direct the beam at the desired tissue and step on the variable speed foot pedal. The one-setting-fits-all-approach works for tooth structure, bone and soft tissue and enables any dentist to reliably perform anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free procedures. Dentists interested in experiencing the dental laser’s new, powerful Solea 3.0 software first-hand can stop by booth #670 at CDA Presents: Anaheim 2016 taking place May 12-14, 2016.

 

“When we introduced Solea we changed the paradigm. Now, with Solea 3.0, we’ve changed it again by designing software so simple every dentist can be a laser dentist. Solea 3.0 is like a car with an automatic transmission – you simply turn it on, step on the pedal and go. Anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures are now well within reach for any dentist. I don’t know what’s better: the fact that Solea 3.0 is easy to use or that it cuts 2.5 times faster1 and 5 times smoother2 than the previous software version,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “I’m also proud of the fact that this major enhancement can be delivered via Wi-Fi to any Solea and is free as part of our service plan. Our dentists are telling us that Solea 3.0 is faster, smoother and easier to use with many approaching 100 percent anesthesia-free for 100 percent of their cavity preps regardless of enamel thickness or the depth of the preparation3.”

 

One Setting No Matter What the Tissue

Solea 3.0 offers a single-setting for any tissue so dentists don’t have to think about which setting to use for which procedure or change settings during a procedure. They simply press softer on the foot pedal for softer tissues and press harder on the foot pedal for harder tissues.

 

Dramatic Performance Improvement Delivered via Wi-Fi

Solea 3.0 is faster, smoother and easier to use. Amazingly, this is all enabled by the latest software update delivered automatically via Wi-Fi.

 

“This new software makes me feel like I’m using an entirely new laser,” said Dr. Ryan Slaten. “The ‘cut’ is the smoothest and fastest I’ve ever seen. Best of all, Solea 3.0 was delivered over Wi-Fi – no hardware changes required. All that and it was included for free in my service contract!”

 

Dentists interested in learning more about Solea 3.0 can email info@convergentdental.com or call 1-844-GO-SOLEA.

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. We are the developer of Solea®, the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA all- tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free. For dentists, reliably anesthesia-free and blood free procedures are powerful practice growth drivers, which enables multi-quadrant dentistry, saves time overall, allows dentists to perform more procedures themselves rather than refer patients out, and provides a more positive patient experience.  For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information

Tim Morin

Breakaway

tmorin@breakaway.com

617-399-0635

 

1 Based on mass removal rate comparisons between Solea 3.0 software, 1.25mm pattern and 2.5 software, 1.25mm pattern.

2 When comparing enamel surface finish characteristics of Solea 3.0 software, 1.25mm pattern and 2.5 software, 1.25mm pattern.

3 Based on initial feedback on over 150 preparations performed by multiple dentists over a one month study.


Convergent Dental is Named a 2016 Gold Edison Award Winner

New York, NY – April 25, 2016 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Convergent Dental’s Solea was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 21st event at The Capitale in New York City. Convergent Dental joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2016 Edison Award winners.

 

Convergent Dental is honored to be recognized with an Edison Award, as it has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

 

Solea was recognized for this prestigious award because its innovative technology platform has revolutionized dentistry. In an increasingly competitive market for dental practices, Solea drives growth for practices through efficiencies, enabling new procedures, and increasing new patients as a result of the reliable anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free experience.

 

“Our judges recognized Convergent Dental as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

 

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. We are the developer of Solea®, the only computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for all- tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free. For dentists, reliably anesthesia-free and blood free procedures are powerful practice growth drivers, which enables multi-quadrant dentistry, saves time overall, allows dentists to perform more procedures themselves rather than refer patients out, and provides a more positive patient experience.  For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

 

Contact Information

Tim Morin

Breakaway

tmorin@breakaway.com

617-399-0635

 


Drs. David Fantarella and Jeffrey Rohde Perform Live Procedures with Convergent Dental’s 9.3 Micron CO2 Dental Laser Solea at Yankee Dental Congress 2016

Boston, MA — January 20, 2016 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, announced that Drs. David Fantarella and Jeffrey Rohde will be performing live procedures using Solea, the world’s first computer-aided, CO2 laser system to ever be cleared by the FDA for hard, soft and osseous tissue indications, at the Yankee Dental Congress taking place from January 27-31 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

 

Who:               Dr. David Fantarella, DMD and Dr. Jeffrey Rohde, DDS

 

What:             Drs. Fantarella and Rohde will be performing live procedures anesthesia-free and blood-free with Solea at the Yankee Dental Congress. This first-hand look at the top-selling hard and soft tissue dental laser in North America is available to all Yankee Dental Congress attendees.

 

Solea is reliably anesthesia-free and blood-free for the majority of hard and soft tissue procedures while also delivering quick healing and minimal post-operative discomfort. These combined attributes enable efficiency gains from virtually eliminating anesthesia, adding new procedures like soft tissue surgeries and increased new patient volume from improved patient experiences. Audience members will have the opportunity to see the dentists perform a wide variety of procedures while also having an opportunity to ask Drs. Fantarella and Rohde and their patients’ questions about Solea during the presentation.

 

When:            Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

“Seeing is believing in dentistry, so we wanted to provide Yankee Dental Congress attendees with a look at Solea in action with real patients,” said Michael Cataldo, CEO of Convergent Dental. “Solea is able to perform hard and soft tissue procedures that are reliably anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free because of its unique wavelength and computer controls. Drs. Fantarella and Rohde will be showcasing these features and so much more during the presentation.”

 

Practitioners interested in learning more about Solea can email info@convergentdental.com or call 1-844-GO-SOLEA.

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately owned dental equipment and technology company. We are the developer of Solea®, the first computer-aided, CO2 laser system to be cleared by the FDA for hard, soft and osseous tissue indications. With Solea’s unique wavelength and computer controls, dentists can reliably perform procedures anesthesia-free, blood-free, suture-free and pain-free. For dentists, reliably anesthesia-free and blood free procedures are powerful practice growth drivers which enables multi-quadrant dentistry, saves time overall, allows dentists to perform more procedures themselves rather than refer patients out and provides a more positive patient experience.  For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information

Tim Morin

Breakaway

tmorin@breakaway.com

617-399-0635

 


Convergent Dental Recognized As One of Streetwise Media’s 2015 “50 on Fire Boston” Companies

Natick, MA — December 16, 2015 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, was honored as one of the Boston area’s most innovative “Healthcare and Medicine” companies during Streetwise Media’s annual 50 on Fire Boston event. The 50 on Fire Boston awards highlight the year’s most groundbreaking individuals and organizations across a variety industries.

 

“Each year, we are increasingly impressed with the nominations we receive for 50 on Fire,” said Streetwise Media President, Leslie Garbarino. “These nominees are a representation of the great work companies in Boston are doing for the innovation economy in our city and beyond.”

 

Convergent Dental was chosen from over 1,500 nominations of the city’s top innovators. The company’s success comes from its flagship product, Solea®. Solea is the world’s first computer-aided CO2 9.3 micron dental laser cleared by the FDA for cutting and contouring hard tissue, soft tissue and bone in the oral cavity. The dental laser’s unique wavelength enables dentists to work virtually anesthesia-free on both hard and soft tissue. For soft tissue surgeries, this results in little to no bleeding sutures and the typical post-operative discomfort for the patient. Operating virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free significantly increases production as dentists can work in multiple quadrants in a single visit, fill cavities discovered during hygiene checks and perform soft tissue procedures they would have previously referred out.

 

“We are so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in such a short time,” said Convergent Dental CEO, Michael Cataldo. “Our relentless commitment to innovation is paying off for our dentists, and their patients and this is just the beginning.”

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About Streetwise Media
Streetwise Media is a digital media and events company that has taken the stodgy city news landscape by storm with entertaining, intelligent and provocative editorial coverage. Streetwise owns and operates digital city news properties Austin Inno, BostInno, DC Inno, and Chicago Inno, as the premier news sources for urban innovators who are the future of their cities. Streetwise is a division of the prestigious American City Business Journals and Advance Publications family, which includes Conde Nast and The Discovery Channel.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.
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 hard, soft and osseous tissue indications. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Dr. L. Don Wilson Uses Convergent Dental’s Solea Ultraguide Handpiece to Perform Additional All-Tissue Procedures

New York, NY — November 29, 2015 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced clinical testimonial highlighting Solea®’s Ultraguide handpiece. Dr. L Don Wilson speaks to the industry-leading laser’s expanded scope of clinical procedures including periodontal surgery, crown lengthenings, frenectomies, gingivectomies and more. Convergent Dental will be showcasing Solea, the first FDA cleared, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard, soft tissue and osseous tissue procedures, at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York, NY from November 29th– December 3rd.

 

Historically, the majority of general dentists refer soft and/or osseous tissue procedures out to specialists. Solea’s Ultraguide handpiece allows Dr. Wilson to perform a significantly expanded scope of procedures within his practice without having to inject patients with an anesthetic or struggle with excessive bleeding, while also avoiding the risk of post-operative discomfort. Solea’s Ultraguide handpiece also enables Dr. Wilson to perform periodontal surgeries more effectively and efficiently, and much less evasively.

 

“Convergent Dental has been relentless in advancing the capabilities of Solea since the initial release. The improvements and updates continuously amaze me and are delivered at an unprecedented rate,” said Dr. Wilson. “Solea is definitely the leading ‘all tissue laser’ in the market.”

 

“The Ultraguide handpiece enables dentists to experience consistent results in altering unhealthy 4-6 mm pockets to 2-3 mm healthy pockets,” said Dr. Wilson. Dr. Wilson has found that he is now able to perform crown-lengthening procedures at a higher caliber because of the Ultraguide’s hollow waveguide tips’ precision, as it helps to protect the cementum while the bone is being removed.

 

“Convergent Dental is committed to broadening the scope of Solea’s clinical capabilities,” said Convergent Dental CEO, Michael Cataldo. “We are thrilled that the Ultraguide handpiece has further expanded the clinical procedures dentists are able to perform and look forward to delivering additional value to practices in the future.”

 

Convergent Dental‘s focus on continuous innovation has made it the fastest growing all-tissue dental laser company in the United States. Practitioners interested in learning more about Solea and its Ultraguide handpiece can email info@convergentdental.com or call 1-844-GO-SOLEA.

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

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 hard, soft and osseous tissue indications. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Convergent Dental Announces FDA Clearance of Osseous Tissue Procedures for Solea at ADA 2015

Washington, D.C.— November 5, 2015 – Convergent Dental, Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced that Solea®, the first FDA cleared CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue, has also been cleared to perform osseous tissue procedures. With this expanded indication, Solea can be used to treat not only cavity preparations and soft tissue surgery, but also bone cutting, shaving, re-contouring and resection. Convergent Dental will be showcasing Solea at ADA 2015 in Washington, D.C. from November 5-10, 2015.

 

Solea’s osseous tissue clearance allows dentists to perform procedures ablating bone with speed, precision and less bleeding. As a result, patients may experience less post-operative discomfort and faster healing times. These benefits improve the patient experience, reduce chair time and increase the economic impact for a dental practice.

 

“Convergent Dental’s rapidly expanding clinical indications for Solea is another example of their commitment to innovation,” said Dr. Simon Bernstein. “With this new osseous tissue clearance by the FDA, Solea’s unique 9.3 micron wavelength continues to create the opportunity for minimally invasive dentistry.”

 

“This osseous tissue clearance is a critical component of our long term grow strategy. It adds even greater value for our current customers who can add more procedures to their repertoire and makes Solea a compelling option for specialists including periodontists and oral surgeons,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo.

 

Convergent Dental’s focus on continuous innovation has made it the fastest growing all-tissue dental laser company in the United States. Practitioners interested in learning more about Solea and its latest FDA clearance for osseous tissue procedures can email info@convergentdental.com or call 1-844-GO-SOLEA.

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

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 hard, soft and osseous tissue indications. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information

Tim Morin

Breakaway

tmorin@breakaway.com

617-399-0635

 


Solea Offers Virtually Anesthesia-free Dentistry to UH Rainbow Patients

 

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is Among One of the First Healthcare Institutions in the Country to use CO2 Lasers for Hard and Soft Tissue Ablation

 

CLEVELAND, Ohio – University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) is one of the first in the country to offer pediatric dentistry patients a virtually anesthesia-free alternative to the traditional drill for hard and soft tissue ablation.

 

Dentists at UH Rainbow are operating Convergent Dental’s Solea CO2 dental laser, which gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2013. The laser’s unique 9.3 µm wavelength provides a natural anesthetic effect while cutting dental enamel with unprecedented speed and precision. Patients experience virtually soundless, painless and sensationless procedures that take a fraction of the time of a traditional dental appointment because practitioners do not need to inject anesthetic or clean up blood.

 

“This technology is revolutionary for pediatric dental treatment,” said Gerry Ferretti, DDS, Division Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at UH Rainbow and Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. “The laser is perfect for kids because it works quietly, quickly and without the lingering numbness of local anesthetic following a typical dental procedure. We think it will be especially helpful in treating children with special needs, who may have more anxiety about seeing a dentist.”

 

UH Rainbow owns two Solea units thanks to a generous gift from local philanthropists Tom and Anne Jenkins. One laser is housed at the hospital and the other is part of Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, UH Rainbow’s mobile dental clinic that provides dental care to underserved children in northern Ohio.

 

“Solea has proven to be an exemplary dental tool for pediatrics,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “We are proud to partner with UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital as we believe our CO2 dental laser is the key for making this generation the first that is not afraid of the dentist. Solea’s combination of speed, precision and virtually anesthesia-free capabilities lessens the intimidation factor of dental visits so children can receive the oral care they need to be healthy and happy.”

 

The Solea laser has been well-received, both by dentists and medical technology watchers. Popular Science magazine named it a “Best of What’s New” product for 2014, one of just 100 tech products recognized in the world for this honor. Solea also won the 2015 Gold Edison Award, Dentalcompare’s “Top New Product of 2014” and Dr. Bicuspid.com’s Dental Excellence Award as the “Best New Instrument/Device.”

 

“We are excited to be one of the first hospitals in the country to use this technology,” says Dr. Ferretti. “I believe this will truly change what it means to go to the dentist.”

 

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About University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Located on the campus of University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a 244-bed, full-service children’s hospital and academic medical center dedicated to the health care needs of children. A trusted leader in children’s health care for more than 125 years, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital consistently ranks among the top children’s hospitals in the nation. As the region’s premier resource for pediatric referrals, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s dedicated team of more than 1,300 pediatric specialists uses the most advanced treatments and latest innovations to deliver the complete range of pediatric specialty services for more than 700,000 patient encounters each year. Learn more at RainbowBabies.org.

Among the nation’s leading academic medical centers, UH Case Medical Center is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a nationally recognized leader in medical research and education.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

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. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
KATELYN MCCARTHY
216-767-8582
KATELYN.MCCARTHY@UHHOSPITALS.ORG

 

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Convergent Dental Receives 2015 New England Innovation Award from the Smaller Business Association of New England

 

Natick, MA — May 7, 2015 – The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards since its inception in 1986, proudly announced the 2015 Award Winners yesterday. Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, was selected as a winner from hundreds of entrants. The company’s Solea dental laser is the world’s first-ever computer-aided CO2 9.3 micron laser to be cleared by the FDA for both hard and soft tissue ablation. The dental laser’s unique wavelength enables it to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood free-procedures for patients.

 

“Convergent Dental is taking its place among New England’s fastest growing businesses,” said CEO Michael Cataldo. “In just over a year on the market, Solea is changing what it means to go to the dentist with its ability to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures. Patients love the experience and dentists love the dramatically improved efficiency. With Solea, Convergent Dental has created breakthrough technology that is having a profound impact on oral care and we’re honored that SBANE has recognized all of our hard work.”

 

Innovation is at the heart of economic prosperity and SBANE continues to recognize those companies and organizations that have transformed their innovative ideas into a product or service that delivers proven value to customers. Former winners come from varying fields such as technology, manufacturing, service (both for profit and not for profit), and retail / distribution. Winners include notable companies such as Staples, PictureTel, Ben & Jerry’s, Brooks Automation, Direct Tire, Genzyme, Nantucket Nectars, Imagitas!, Aurora Imaging Technology and iRobot.

 

Winners and Finalists of this prestigious award were honored at the “Evening of Innovation” Gala Dinner on May 6, 2015 at the Westin Hotel, Waltham MA. The keynote speaker for this Gala Dinner was Alan S. McKim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Clean Harbors.

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

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. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Convergent Dental Unveils New 8/400, 8/600 and 8/1200 Hollow Waveguides at CDA Presents Anaheim 2015

 

Anaheim, CA – CDA Presents Anaheim 2015 — April 30, 2015 – Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced the availability of the 8/400, 8/600 and 8/1200 hollow waveguides for its precision-engineered Ultraguide Solea handpiece. The new hollow waveguides expand the breadth of applications for Solea, enabling dentists to perform procedures in the periodontal pocket in addition to all of the other hard and soft tissue procedures for which the dental laser is becoming so well known. The hollow waveguides are each 8 mm long and have 400, 600 and 1200 micron inner diameters giving practitioners the ability to choose the right tool for the job anywhere in the oral cavity. All of Convergent Dental’s hollow waveguides are compatible with the new Ultraguide handpiece and will be available for demonstrations at CDA Presents Anaheim 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center April 30 – May 2, 2015.

 

The 8/400, 8/600 and 8/1200 hollow waveguides are the latest entries into a family of hollow waveguides that offer dentists more versatility and better performance from Solea. The fastest cutting dental laser on the market has received significant traction within the dental community due to its ability to deliver consistently anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures. Without having to inject patients or wait for patients to get numb, practitioners perform multi-quadrant dentistry and significantly increase their production. Solea dentists report performing many additional procedures per day, driving increases in revenues in the tens of thousands of dollars per month.

 

“The company’s commitment to continuous innovation without compromising our customers’ initial Solea investment is one of Convergent Dental’s core tenets,” said CEO Michael Cataldo. “Solea has established itself as a versatile, efficiency-driving, revenue-generating tool that is critical to practitioners’ success. Our new hollow waveguides are another example of how we are committed to increasing value to our customers over time.”

 

All of Convergent Dental’s hollow waveguides are compatible with Solea’s Ultraguide handpiece. The Ultraguide handpiece is delivered with the industry’s first automatic alignment system which detects the center point of the laser’s 0.25 mm beam and communicates wirelessly with Solea to precisely position it through the exact center of the hollow waveguide’s opening.

 

Practitioners interested in learning more about Solea and its Ultraguide can email info@convergentdental.com or call 1-800-880-8589.

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

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. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 

A Paradigm Shift

Convergent Dental is Named a 2015 Gold Edison Award Winner

 

Natick, MA – April 27, 2015 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 28 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced that Convergent Dental was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 23rd event at The Capitale in New York City. CTO Nathan Monty joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2015 Edison Award winners.

 

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

 

“Our judges recognized Solea as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

 

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

 

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Clayton M. Christensen, noted innovator, Kim B. Clark Professor of Harvard Business School, and founder of Innosight. Also honored with an Edison Achievement Award was Robert A. Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

 

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

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. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Convergent Dental Partners with Darby Dental Supply, LLC. to Increase Market Momentum of Leading Hard and Soft Tissue CO2 Dental Laser Solea

 

Natick, MA – April 14, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental equipment and technology company, today announced it has entered a distribution partnership with Darby Dental Supply, LLC, the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise. The power of Solea, the first FDA-approved, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue ablation, is now just a phone call away for practitioners. The dental distributor fulfills over one million shipments from leading dental product and equipment manufacturers per year and is a strong partner to help more practitioners increase their efficiency, decrease chair time and grow their revenues with Solea.

 

“We are proud to expand our product line with Convergent Dental’s cutting-edge Solea dental laser,” said Darby Dental Supply’s Director of Marketing Robert Brennan. “Solea provides a unique opportunity for dentists to perform virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, a capability that improves both profitability and patient experience.”

 

Darby Dental Supply’s “one customer at a time” philosophy has made the company one of the largest, most trusted dental distributors in the nation. The company employs a unique all-telesales model that enables them to provide customized services while offering practitioners the best product brands available on the market. Convergent Dental’s latest partnership with one of the industry’s major distributors solidifies Solea’s reputation as the new leader in hard and soft tissue laser technology.

 

“As word of Solea’s virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free capabilities spread throughout the dental community, we were excited to see a well-respected dental distributor like Darby Dental Supply reach out to partner with us,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “Similar to ourselves, the organization is committed to customer service and innovation. Partners like Darby Dental Supply help Solea gain exposure to new potential customers and help us change what it means to go to the dentist for millions of patients.”

 

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About Darby Dental Supply, LLC

For over 65 years, family owned and operated Darby Dental Supply, LLC has been breaking new ground as the largest all-telesales national distributor of dental merchandise to office-based practitioners in the United States. Through strategic distribution points, the company fulfills over one million shipments per year from leading manufacturers of dental products and equipment.

 

Darby is committed to providing superior value to the dental professional. All Darby Personal Account Managers have successfully completed a comprehensive regimen of product training and have instant access to their clients’ purchase histories and preferences. Alerting them to manufacturer specials, exclusive offers and even processing product rebates on their behalf, Darby account managers work with their clients as strategic partners in helping to reduce fixed costs, save money and continue to grow their business. Honoring a “one customer at a time” philosophy for more than six decades has established Darby Dental Supply as one of the largest, most trusted dental distributors in the nation. For more information, visit www.darby.com.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

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. The only dental laser system able to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures, Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer and faster than any other laser-based system in dentistry. Solea’s speed and precision is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 

SOLEA HANDPIECES

Convergent Dental Secures $9 Million in Growth Capital

 

Natick, MA – March 31, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced that it had secured $9 million in a funding round led by existing investors Long River Ventures and the Gund Foundation as well as new individual investors and family offices. Solea, the first FDA approved, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue, is gaining significant traction within the dental community due to its ability to deliver virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures.

 

When a dentist does not have to administer anesthesia or control bleeding, it significantly improves efficiency. Many Solea dentists report performing six or more additional procedures per day which represents revenue gains of 25 – 40 percent. This latest round of funding enables continued investments in product innovation, sales and implementation so Convergent Dental can scale with growing market demand.

 

“We are pleased to see Solea accomplish so much in just its first year on the market,” said Will Cowen, general partner, Long River Ventures. “Solea delivers a much improved patient experience and at the same time a compelling ROI for the dentist. It’s a clear win-win. We are happy to offer continued support to such a game-changing company.”

 

Solea sales nearly doubled in Q4 2014 as practitioners around the country adopted this unique CO2 dental laser technology. Solea is establishing itself as the go-to tool for many dentists, replacing the noise, vibration and needle typically associated with dental visits with a quiet, virtually painless patient experience.

 

“This latest round of funding will fuel Solea’s already impressive growth,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “As more dentists implement this unique technology, it is becoming obvious that we are literally changing what it means to go to the dentist. The dental laser’s impact on patients’ experiences and dental practices’ bottom line is all positive and positions Convergent Dental for even greater growth in 2015. ”

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately managed dental equipment and technology company and is the 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 is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Convergent Dental’s New Ultraguide Handpiece and 15/400 Hollow Waveguide Enables Solea Users to Operate More Effectively in the Periodontal Pocket

 

Atlanta, GA – Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting – March 26, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental equipment and technology company, today unveiled its new Ultraguide handpiece, along with the 15/400 hollow waveguide and automatic alignment system for Solea, the first FDA approved, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue. The new Ultraguide is a precision-engineered handpiece and the 15/400 hollow waveguide is specifically designed for access to the periodontal pocket and other hard to reach areas in the oral cavity. The 15/400 hollow waveguide gets its name from its dimensions which are a length of 15 millimeters and an inner diameter of 400 microns. The Ultraguide will be delivered with the industry’s first automatic alignment system which will detect the center point of the laser’s 0.25 mm beam and communicate wirelessly with Solea to precisely position it through the exact center of the hollow waveguide’s opening.

 

The 15/400 is the first in a family of hollow waveguides of various lengths and widths to be released over the coming months from Convergent Dental, all of which will be compatible with the new Ultraguide handpiece. Dentists interested in seeing Solea and the new Ultraguide handpiece can stop by booth #1248 during the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting taking place March 26 – 28, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

 

“The introduction of the new Ultraguide broadens the scope of Solea’s clinical capabilities delivering more value and increased opportunities for efficiency gains and revenue growth for our customers,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “The Ultraguide, hollow waveguide and the auto-alignment system demonstrates our ongoing commitment to constant innovation to drive increased value for our customers. This is just one of many improvements our customers can expect to receive throughout 2015 and beyond.”

 

The Ultraguide is compatible with all Solea systems in the market today in keeping with the company’s objective to deliver innovations that leverage customers’ initial investment in Solea. Practitioners interested in learning more about Solea and its Ultraguide can email info@convergentdental.com or call 1-800-880-8589.

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately managed dental equipment and technology company and is the 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 is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Dr. Mark Mizner Using Solea

Benco Dental and Convergent Dental Partnership Brings Leading Hard and Soft Tissue CO2 Dental Laser Solea to 35,000 Dentists

 

Boston, MA – February 26, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental equipment and technology company, today announced it has partnered with Benco Dental, the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & equipment services in the United States. Effective immediately, Benco Dental will offer Solea, the first FDA-approved, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue ablation, to its 35,000 customers nationwide. For more than 80 years, Benco Dental has established itself as a trusted partner to dentists, helping to recommend and integrate the industry’s latest technologies into dentists’ practices. Solea fits perfectly into the dental distributor’s portfolio of innovative products and services that empower practitioners to efficiently perform more procedures and facilitate revenue growth.

 

“We are thrilled to add an exciting new product to our portfolio with proven capabilities to greatly impact our customers’ bottom line and patient experience,” said Benco Dental Vice President of Marketing Paul Jackson.

 

Benco Dental’s tireless commitment to putting high-quality products in thousands of dentists’ offices throughout the country has made it one of the most trusted names in dentistry. The dental supplier provides strategic guidance and support on everything from cost management to the integration of high tech equipment aimed at enabling improved clinical outcomes and practice growth. Benco Dental’s role as a strategic partner to dentists is even more critical now as significant advances in science and technology introduce dozens of new tools to the market every year.

 

An array of dental lasers have been on the market for the past 30 years, but Solea is the first to enable reliable anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures.

 

“Benco Dental’s decision to select Solea for its product portfolio speaks volumes about Convergent Dental and this dental laser,” said Dr. Hugh Flax, a Solea user and long-time Benco Dental customer. “Having replaced my erbium laser with Solea’s advanced CO2 technology, it is clear to me that Solea represents an entirely new paradigm in dentistry. Joining forces with one of the most trusted dental suppliers in North America is a tremendous union that will make it easier for more dentists to deliver an entirely new patient experience.”

 

Solea dentists save time from not injecting or waiting for patients to get numb, enabling four-quadrant dentistry and bloodless procedures that they would not have performed with traditional tools. They routinely perform six or more additional procedures per day as a result. Convergent Dental’s partnership with Benco Dental will help more practitioners increase their efficiency, decrease chair time and grow their revenues with the fastest-growing hard and soft tissue laser on the market.

 

“We are honored to partner with Benco Dental, one of the most respected, professional and knowledgeable dental suppliers in the country. Our corporate cultures are perfectly aligned, with the focus being squarely on delivering on our promises to our customers above all else,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “That priority is certain to drive ongoing success for Convergent, Benco Dental and the customers we have in common.”

 

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 About Benco Dental

Benco Dental, headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, is the largest privately owned, full-service distributor of dental supplies, dental equipment, dental consulting & equipment services in the United States. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family owned and focused on the unique mission of “delivering success smile after smile”. During Benco Dental’s 84-year history, the company has grown from a single storefront location in Wilkes-Barre, PA into the nation’s fastest-growing dental distributor with more than 65 regional locations, two design showrooms, and five distribution centers servicing over 35,000 dental professionals in more than 45 states.

Benco Dental provides more supply and equipment options than any other full-service dental distributor, an offering enhanced by a comprehensive suite of services, including office design, equipment repair, practice coaching, financing and real estate planning, wealth management, and dental-specific technology solutions. These services are supported by over 420 professionally trained sales representatives and 300 factory-trained service technicians. Put it all together and Benco Dental offers all the tools to enable dental professionals to achieve their desired goals for success. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

 

About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately managed dental equipment and technology company and is the 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 is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Convergent Dental Makes Award-Winning CO2 Dental Laser Solea Four Times Faster with New Extra Coarse Cutting Spot Size

 

Chicago, IL – Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting – February 26, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, today announced the addition of a new extra coarse cutting 1.25 mm-XC spot size to Solea, the first FDA approved, CO2 9.3 micron dental laser for hard and soft tissue. This new spot size increases the Solea’s industry-leading speed by a factor of four which makes it easier than ever to quickly remove large amounts of tooth structure at or above drill speed. Dentists can use Solea’s intuitive touchscreen interface to switch between spot sizes with a finger tap to perform anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures. The 1.25 mm-XC spot size is being offered as a free software upgrade to all current Solea dentists and will be included in all new units.

 

For years, dentists have been forced to decide between the speed of traditional drills or the improved patient experience offered by dental lasers. With Solea, practitioners no longer need to choose between speed and patient experience. The dental laser’s unique 9.3 micron wavelength is highly absorbed in both hydroxyapatite and water, vaporizing tooth structure with speed, precision and an analgesic effect practitioners can count on. The 1.25 mm-XC spot size adds a new high-end capability for rapidly removing thick enamel for crown preparations and large fillings. Solea dentists have reported performing six or more additional procedures per day as a result of being able to treat patients without anesthesia or spending time controlling bleeding. The new 1.25 mm-XC spot size now extends that capability even further with its dramatically increased speed.

 

“The fastest dental laser on the market just got faster,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “The XC spot size is the latest example of our commitment to continuous innovation and our customers’ success. Solea provides technology-enabled efficiency gains that have an immediate impact on our dentists’ bottom line and the experience they deliver for their patients. I am extremely proud of the paradigm shift that my team has brought to the practice of dentistry.”

 

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 About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately managed dental equipment and technology company and is the 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 is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 

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Convergent Dental Celebrates Explosive Growth, Widespread Adoption of its Innovative Solea CO2 Hard and Soft Tissue Dental Laser

 

Boston, MA – Yankee Dental Congress – January 29, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, is proud to announce the significant milestones the company reached in 2014, the first year its flagship dental laser Solea was available to the market. Solea has quickly established itself as a critical tool in the dental operatory because it enables any dentist to virtually eliminate anesthesia and blood from operative dentistry. Solea’s success is largely attributed to its unique 9.3 micron wavelength and computer controls, both of which are firsts in laser dentistry.

 

Empowering dentists to perform virtually anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures is transforming practices with dramatic efficiency gains and entirely new patient experiences. With drills, dentists lose valuable time injecting patients and waiting for numbness, then they are limited to working in one quadrant of the mouth due to the risk of patient injury. Solea dentists report performing 95 percent of both hard and soft tissue procedures without anesthesia or bleeding, enabling them to start immediately, routinely execute multi-quadrant dentistry, fill cavities when they are discovered in hygiene and perform soft tissue procedures they would never have done without a laser. These time savings result in dentists performing six or more procedures per day and revenue gains of 25-40 percent.

 

Solea sales nearly quadrupled in Q4 2014 as the facts emerged regarding the increased productivity, significantly improved patient experience and practice growth experienced by Solea’s early users. Convergent Dental’s momentum has far exceeded market expectations as the business has risen to be the fastest growing hard and soft tissue laser company in the US in only its first year on the market.

 

Additional 2014 highlights from Convergent Dental include:

 

$9 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round
Convergent Dental secured $9 million in an oversubscribed funding round led by Long River Ventures along with individual investors. The funding fueled the company’s investments in product development, sales, marketing and client services to meet the growing demand for Solea.

 

Major Upgrades to Solea
Convergent Dental’s commitment to innovation has already yielded major upgrades to its flagship Solea dental laser. Solea Version 2 offers a completely redesigned handpiece, the ability to use office air for near soundless cutting, software upgrades that enable a fourfold increase in cutting speed, an adjustable aiming beam and more, all of which will be made available to new and existing customers. These features came in addition to the standard computer-optimized beam delivery system, variable speed foot pedal and intuitive touch screen that enables any dentist to become an expert after only one day of training.

 

One of the Most Decorated Dental Products of 2014

In addition to the dental community, the media fell in love with Solea almost immediately and showered the dental laser with accolades. Convergent Dental took home the following accolades and honors in 2014:

 

Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” Award which recognized Solea as one of the top 100 tech innovations of the 2014.
Solea was named DentalCompare’s “Top New Dental Product of 2014” and was also listed amongst the publication’s “Top 10 Dental Products of 2014.”
Dentistry Today included Solea on their “Readers’ Choice Top 50 Technology Products” as well as the “Dentistry Today 28th Annual Top 100 Products” awards.
The Medical Design Excellence Gold Award for Solea’s innovative application of technology, impact on oral health and creative design.
Solea took home the DrBicuspid.com 2014 Dental Excellence Award for “Best New Instrument/Device.”

 

“I am ecstatic about our performance in 2014. Solea far outperformed both ours and our customers’ expectations,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “We knew Solea would enable a better patient experience but even we were surprised at the dramatic effect that Solea has on productivity and profits. With the first year behind us, we can see that we have just scratched the surface of Solea’s potential and look forward more positive surprises in 2015.”

 

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 About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately managed dental equipment and technology company and is the 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 is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 


Dentalcompare Names Convergent Dental’s Solea as its Top New Dental Product of 2014

 

Innovative CO2 Dental Laser also Listed as One of the News Site’s “Top 10 Dental Products of 2014”

 

NATICK, MA – January 21, 2015 — Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, is proud to announce that Solea™ was named Dentalcompare’s “Top New Dental Product of 2014” and was also listed amongst the publication’s “Top 10 Dental Products of 2014.” Dentalcompare’s “Top 10” lists are based on traffic to dental technology companies’ profiles. It’s a quantitative awards program that rewards only the products that matter most to the practitioners learning about dental products on the Dentalcompare website.

 

“Sometimes a product comes along that turns a category on its head. That’s exactly what Convergent Dental did when it launched Solea,” said Dentalcompare Editor Noah Levine. “A CO2 laser with unheard of hard tissue cutting speed and precision, and the ability to provide the vast majority of treatments without the need for anesthesia, this product is making the masses pay attention to the possibilities of hard tissue lasers again. Lots of people are curious about what makes this laser different, and that’s why it takes the title as the most popular new product on Dentalcompare in 2014.”

 

Solea is the first CO2 9.3 µm dental laser to be cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures and virtually eliminates anesthesia and blood from operative dentistry. The impact of anesthesia-free and blood-free procedures on dentists’ chair time is immediate and transformative. Solea dentists report performing 95 percent of their hard and soft tissue procedures without anesthesia or bleeding which saves time, enables several more procedures per day and results in revenue gains of 25-40 percent. Traditional tools require dentists to spend time injecting patients and waiting for numbness to set in which then limits them to working on one quadrant of the mouth per visit due to the risk of patient injury. Solea practitioners dramatically increase the value of each appointment by starting right away, routinely executing multi-quadrant dentistry and filling cavities on the same day they were discovered and  performing soft tissue procedures they would have referred out prior. These factors enable many dentists to perform six or more additional procedures per day.

 

“We are honored that DentalCompare’s knowledgeable readership would single out Solea as the top new dental product of 2014,” said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo. “Solea’s rise within the dental community is directly related to the value the dental laser provides to its users. We are extremely proud of Solea for providing both a dramatically improved experience for patients and a dramatically improved bottom line for our dentists. Solea has delivered on the promise of dental lasers in its first year with even more planned for 2015.”

 

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About Convergent Dental, Inc.

Convergent Dental, Inc., is a privately managed dental equipment and technology company and is the 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 is a result of patented technologies and computer system controls that are unique to Convergent Dental, Inc. For more information visit www.convergentdental.com. Follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

 

Contact Information
Tim Morin
Breakaway Innovation Group
tmorin@breakaway.com
617-399-0635

 

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