Align and Bupa Dental Care announce partnership for UK and Ireland

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Bupa Dental Care ramps up its offerings to include Invisalign services. (Photograph: George Rudy/Shutterstock)
Dental Tribune International

By Dental Tribune International

Thu. 16 May 2019


LONDON, UK: Align Technology, the global medical device company behind the Invisalign clear aligner system, and Bupa Dental Care have announced a new business partnership. The agreement will increase the availability of Invisalign and Align’s range of iTero intra-oral scanners across Bupa’s network of dental practices in the UK and Ireland and takes effect immediately.

The partnership will also see Align provide dedicated education and training programmes for dentists and orthodontists associated with Bupa, allowing these dental professionals to employ innovations with confidence while providing patients with the highest possible quality care.

Bupa Dental Care is one of the UK and Ireland’s largest providers of dental services, with over 470 dental practices under its umbrella. Align Technology produces more than 380,000 unique aligner parts per day through Invisalign, and each part is digitally designed to gradually straighten a patient’s teeth.

“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,” remarked Simon Beard, Align Technology’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Scanning the patient during the visit plays an important part in their treatment education and decision-making process, helping them understand their proposed treatment, allowing them to see a simulation of their projected treatment outcome and truly enhancing their patient experience,” he continued.

“Bupa’s commitment to patients and clinicians alike is commendable, and ultimately creates a seamless experience with great outcomes. We feel strongly that this investment by Bupa Dental Care will enable its dentists to deliver precision outcomes and the best possible care to their patients,” Beard concluded.

Gabriela Pueyo, General Manager of Bupa Dental Care, expressed her pleasure at the partnership between the two companies. “This agreement was a natural move to offer patients the best in orthodontic dentistry. We’re also focused on developing digital dentistry to improve our patient experience. 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,” she said.

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