The collaboration between the two companies will see the continued roll-out of the Invisalign system and iTero intraoral scanners across Bupa’s network
Align Technology and Bupa Dental Care have announced a new agreement, which will increase the offer of the Invisalign system and iTero intraoral scanners across Bupa’s network of dental practices in the UK & Ireland, benefiting both patients and dentists alike.
Beginning with immediate affect, the new contract will also see Align provide dedicated education and training programmes for Bupa’s network of dentists and orthodontists.
Bupa Dental Care has over 470 practices across the UK and Ireland and is one of the market’s biggest dental providers.
‘An immersive digital experience’
Simon Beard, Align Technology senior vice president and managing director EMEA explains: ‘I strongly believe our cooperation with Bupa Dental Care will help Invisalign trained dentists and orthodontists to fully leverage our clear aligner and scanning technology, as well as give their patients a truly immersive digital experience, which includes a visualisation of their dentition using iTero intraoral scanner, ensuring more effective chairside communication.’
‘This collaboration is a key aspect of this strategy, giving patients access to less invasive, more comfortable treatments that allow them to see the results they can expect before even beginning their treatment.’
‘It’s not just patients that will see the benefits, either: in addition to rolling out the latest technology for our dentists and clinicians, we’ve agreed on a bespoke training package that will help them optimise the use of chair time in practice.’
Simon Beard continued: ‘Healthcare is becoming more digital and, at Align Technology, we are proud to be driving this transition in orthodontics and restorative dentistry.
‘Today’s dental patients are motivated by convenience, efficiency and positive experiences. We feel strongly that this investment by Bupa’sDental Care will enable its dentists to deliver precision outcomes and the best possible care to their patients.’