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OrVance Partners with GC Orthodontics to Fund Replacement of Industry’s Noncompliant Dental Wax

OrVance announced partnering with GC Orthodontics America to fund the replacement of conventional dental wax in the inventory of orthodontic practices with OrthoDots® CLEAR as the new standard of care.

According to Marc Katz, Orthodontic Division Director at GC Orthodontics America, “Now more than ever, it is essential we support the advancement of orthodontic treatment with products that are hygienically packaged for safe patient and in-practice use and meet all other safety and compliance standards including tamper-evidence, product traceability, and FDA compliant labeling.  We are excited to offer practices OrthoDots® CLEAR which is far superior in performance, aesthetics, and is the only solution also designed to work with clear aligner therapy which we know is a growing patient need.  Commodity dental wax is deficient in meeting these standards which is why we have taken the step of discontinuing traditional wax and fund a buyback replacement program with OrthoDots® as the new standard of care.”

“We are excited to partner with GC Orthodontics America as a recognized leader in providing high quality products to advance orthodontic treatment and patient health,” said Ron Schutt, OrVance’s CEO. “Knowing how entrenched commodity dental wax has been in the orthodontic profession, we admire the leadership GC Orthodontics is taking in the industry to proactively address the obsolescence and noncompliance of this very commonly dispensed patient care product.  We are proud that OrthoDots® CLEAR offers the first hygienically packaged solution that is now the preferred product to maximize the comfort and satisfaction of patients with all types of orthodontic appliances – including clear aligner trays.”

Practices interested in learning more should contact their GC Orthodontics Sales Representative or call 888-332-4883. More information on the performance, quality, safety and compliance benefits of OrthoDots® CLEAR can be found in the white paper and news sections at orvance.com.

About GC Orthodontics America

GC Orthodontics America is a global full-service provider of premier products and services to the orthodontic profession. GC Orthodontics is a subsidiary of GC Corporation, a world-class innovator and manufacturer of dental products and orthodontic appliances with 99 years of heritage in advancing treatment and the health of patients.

About OrVance

OrVance LLC is a developer of proprietary oral care products and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is over 90% owned by orthodontists, dentists and its managing partners. OrthoDots® CLEAR are available from leading suppliers and retailers. Learn more at orvance.com.

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Contact:        Craig Clark

(616) 550-2736

craig@clarkcommunication.com

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