Envista and Pacific Dental Services Announce Assisted Intelligence Development Partnership



Envista Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NVST) (“Envista”) — Envista and leading dental support organization Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) announce today the consummation of a multi-year year development partnership, created to harness the power of Assisted Intelligence (AI) in support of clinical image analysis across the dental market.

Independently, Envista and PDS have been investing in industry-leading work on AI support of clinical imaging. Together, through this ground-breaking partnership, they will deploy Envista’s sophisticated DTX Studio Clinic software platform throughout all PDS-supported practices to immediately bring the benefits of AI-supported image sorting and interpretation to PDS-supported clinicians. In parallel, the two companies will leverage the clinical and operational expertise of PDS and the technical capabilities of Envista to collaborate in the development and deployment of further AI capabilities via DTX. Envista and PDS aim to harness the power of data and machine learning to transform the ease with which dentists may use clinical imagery to diagnose, plan and treat dental pathologies.

Amir Aghdaei, Envista CEO, said, “PDS is a leader in leveraging diagnostic capabilities that can be developed and deployed to empower and support their clinicians and their patients. We have been particularly impressed with the agility of their internal innovation teams, including their own internal AI platform development activities. PDS’ work-to-date on machine learning and imaging makes them far more than a customer; we see them as a true partner. Envista is proud to align with such a forward-thinking enterprise to implement the future of clinical diagnostics in dentistry.”

Stephen E. Thorne, IV, PDS Founder and CEO, added, “Envista is continuously raising the bar in core dental technologies. We are excited to work with an organization as committed to innovation and inspired by our mission to build a digitally enabled, AI-powered ecosystem for our supported owner dentists and their patients. The practice of dentistry is transforming. We see and embrace the elevated role that dental professionals can and will play in their patients’ oral and systemic health which will ultimately lead to better health outcomes and lower overall healthcare costs. This partnership is another bold step towards that future.”