The dental tech sector is heating up as more dental practices adopt 3D dental design and imaging software for greater precision and timeliness in making restorations and implant guides.
This week, medical visualization software maker Anatomage said it has spun out its dental tech business into a wholly owned subsidiary, Osteoid, backed by significant R&D and go-to-market investment to fuel an expanded line of new products and features that help make digital dentistry more precise and efficient.
Calvin Hur, an over 20-year veteran of the 3D design and printing industry, will lead Osteoid as its CEO, where he will oversee strategic direction and product roadmap. Anatomage founder and CEO Jack Choi will continue to serve Osteoid as an advisor.
“Our team is proud to have earned the trust of dental experts for delivering products that streamline the dental workflow,” Choi said. “As the separate dental-focused entity, Osteoid can remain on the leading edge of 3D visualization technology for the dental industry.”
The move will allow each company to focus on expanded innovation in its core specialty. Anatomage will focus on its medical and educational solutions. Osteoid will focus solely on 3D dentistry solutions, including the Invivo 3D dental imaging solutions, as well as its Invivo Workspace cloud-based platform, and solutions for precision surgical guide fabrication.
Backed by resources from its Anatomage parent, Osteoid will make significant investments in R&D and Go-To-Market initiatives that deliver even more precision and efficiency in visualizing unique anatomy for implant planning, orthodontic, endodontic and prosthodontic applications, and more. Recognizing the pivotal role of key opinion leaders in the dental and supplier ecosystem, Osteoid also will incorporate customer-driven innovation by developing Osteoid’s solutions cooperatively with strategic partners.
New offerings in the Osteoid pipeline include Invivo6 Plus for 3D Design, added features for Invivo Workspace, and added capabilities for precision surgical guide production.
“Osteoid is on a mission to deliver the future of modern dentistry, and I’m honored to lead such a customer-driven team,” Hur said. “We are more focused and committed than ever to helping accelerate the move to digital dentistry.”