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Keystone Dental and Southern Implants agree merger

Southern Implants and Keystone Dental have agreed to merge.

22 June 2012

Oral healthcare firm Keystone Dental has agreed to combine its operations with dental implant technology enterprise Southern Implants.

While merger and acquisition consultants could have been used to bolster this transaction, the terms of the deal have not been publicly disclosed.

The tied-up firm is set to be one of the US' most specialised and sizable oral healthcare providers and will be well-placed to succeed in the growing tooth implant sector.

It will be called Keystone Dental, with former chief executive officer of Southern Implants Michael Kehoe retaining this position in the new firm, as well as becoming president of the company.

He pointed out Keystone has a portfolio of "industry-proven biomaterials and dental implants", while Southern has developed "unique dental implant systems for both the esthetic zone and molar regions".

This gives the merged firm "a greatly expanded product range for the dental implant community", Mr Kehoe added.

Pascal Girin, former Keystone president and chief executive officer and board member of the new group, recently said his firm is "committed" to becoming a "trusted clinical partner" that is focused on simple and elegant technological solutions.

Posted by David Gleck

Source: Keystone Dental press release, June 21st

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