Dentsply Sirona has announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Recherche Techniques Dentaires (RTD), a privately owned French company that produces endodontic posts, including fiber-reinforced composite posts.
“RTD’s unique and innovative offering perfectly complements our new R2C, the Root to Crown Solution. R2C provides state-of-the-art products and procedural guidance from diagnosis and treatment planning to the final coronal restoration,” said Jeffrey T. Slovin, Dentsply Sirona CEO.
“R2C and the RTD acquisition will enable us to provide dental professionals with a more complete end-to-end solution for better, safer, and faster root canals and tooth restoration,” said Slovin.
Dentsply Sirona will continue to support and grow the RTD’s brand and private label businesses. The companies have a long history together, as RTD has been supplying Dentsply Sirona with root canal posts for many years.
According to the companies, RTD pioneered fiber-reinforced composite post technology and is the only firm to integrate the manufacturing of composites, cements, and drills to offer complete solutions to its clients.
RTD’s portfolio comprises several styles and shapes of translucent and tooth-colored posts as well as cements and other accessory products for post-core restoration. The company reports that millions of its posts have been successfully used.