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Zest Has Made Fixed Full-Arch Restorations a Snap with the new LOCATOR F-Tx® Attachment System – A Restorative Solution Requiring No Screws and No Cement

Carlsbad, CA – (December 13, 2016) – Zest Dental Solutions has launched a new way to think about FIXED full-arch restorations that addresses the inherent limitations of conventional screw-retained and cemented solutions such as the need for screw access channels or the potential for sub-gingival cement when attaching the prosthesis to the abutments. Fixed for the patient, yet easily removed by the clinician - LOCATOR F-Tx is a simplified, time-saving fixed attachment system for full-arch restorations with no compromise to prosthesis strength or esthetics.

Optimized for efficiency and chair time savings compared to conventional screw-retained systems, LOCATOR F-Tx features a novel, “snap-in” attachment that eliminates the potential for sub-gingival cement or the need for retaining screws. Further adding to the flexibility of the system, LOCATOR F-Tx accommodates divergent/convergent scenarios up to 40 degrees between implants without the need for angled abutments. A patient friendly solution, the prosthesis is easily removed by the clinician for hygiene and maintenance visits utilizing a revolutionary prosthesis removal system that quickly disengages the prosthesis in a matter of minutes.

“LOCATOR F-Tx represents a culmination of Zest’s many years of expertise with the LOCATOR® Attachment System and our deep understanding of full-arch solutions for edentulous patients” said Steve Schiess, Zest Dental Solutions President and CEO. “With LOCATOR F-Tx, we strived to create a simpler, more efficient system for fixed full-arch implant restorations requiring less chair time and providing higher patient satisfaction”.

For more information about the new LOCATOR F-Tx Fixed Attachment System, please visit www.zestdent.com/ftx/

About Zest Dental Solutions


Zest Dental Solutions is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of diversified dental solutions for a continuum of patient care from the preservation of natural teeth to the treatment of total edentulism. The company’s product portfolios consist of Zest Anchors, Danville Materials, and Perioscopy with global distribution through OEMs, dealer/distributor networks, as well as a domestic retail sales operation for the Zest Anchors Portfolio. Zest Dental Solutions corporate headquarters is in Carlsbad, California with satellite operations in Anaheim and Escondido, California.

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Zest Dental Solutions Expands Dental Portfolio with Acquisition of Iveri Whitening

Carlsbad, CA – (November 2, 2016) – Zest Dental Solutions (“Zest”), a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of innovative solutions spanning the treatment of natural teeth through fabrication of dental implant restorations, today announced the acquisition of Iveri Whitening (“Iveri”), an innovative teeth whitening solutions provider. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Our solutions portfolio was broadened earlier this year with the acquisition of Danville Materials. With our focus now expanded to caring for natural teeth, the teeth whitening technology of Iveri will help our customers provide both in-office and take home teeth whitening products that are easy to use, less sensitive and require less time to obtain highly recognizable results.” said Steve Schiess, Zest’s CEO.

Jag Dhamrait, Iveri founder, commented “Becoming a part of Zest is an important step for Iveri and will allow us to build on our already high level of patient satisfaction through expanded distribution capabilities provided by being a part of a larger organization. Our broad range of innovative whitening products provides dental professionals various options to deliver whitening results quickly, and comfortably ensuring a better patient experience and outcome. In addition, Iveri’s ability to manufacture all types of gel strengths and products will further increase our growing portfolio of OEM business.”

For more information about Zest Dental Solutions, please visit www.zestdent.com. For more information about Iveri Whitening, please visit www.iveriwhitening.com

About Zest Dental Solutions


Zest Dental Solutions is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of diversified dental solutions for a continuum of patient care from the preservation of natural teeth to the treatment of total edentulism. The company’s product portfolios consist of Zest Anchors, Danville Materials, and Perioscopy with global distribution through OEMs, dealer/distributor networks, as well as a domestic retail sales operation for the Zest Anchors Portfolio. Zest Dental Solutions corporate headquarters is in Carlsbad, California with satellite operations in Anaheim and Escondido, California.

About Iveri Whitening


Iveri Whitening was started in 2011 by Jag Dhamrait, who is a clinically trained and experienced dental hygienist. Iveri is located in Brampton, ON Canada, and has focused on the North American market. The goal of the Company has been to develop and provide an assortment of teeth whitening products to meet the needs of both the dental practice and the patients they serve.



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Zest Dental Solutions Expands European Distribution with SIC invent as Master Distributor

Carlsbad, CA – (October 31, 2016) – ZEST DENTAL SOLUTIONS (“Zest”), a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of innovative dental implant restorative solutions and SIC invent, a globally active manufacturer of dental implant systems with a base of operations in the DACH region of Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), announced the execution of a distribution agreement whereby SIC invent will serve as the primary master distributor for all Zest products in the DACH region and Russia and will have global rights to distribute Zest restorative solutions designed for SIC invent dental implant platforms.

“The DACH region is an important geography for the dental implant market and one where Zest needed to strengthen its distribution capacity. With new fixed and removable full-arch solutions recently launched (Locator R-Tx™ & Locator F-Tx™), we needed a distribution partner with dental implant expertise who could drive the new technologies while also servicing the legacy products. SIC invent is well equipped for this challenge and shares Zest’s commitments to innovation and clinician collaboration”, said Russ Bonafede, Zest’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Thomas Gleixner, SIC invent General Manager for the DACH region, commented “as SIC invent prides itself on maintaining a team with outstanding product and market expertise, we are extremely optimistic that we can be successful in representing the Zest portfolio in the DACH region and Russia by providing outstanding organization and service to the dental community. Our collaboration with the “SIC” Schilli Implantology Circle provides access to a multidisciplinary network where we can rapidly incorporate some of Zest’s new full-arch restorative solutions”.

For more information about Zest Dental Solutions, please visit website at www.zestdent.com. For more information about SIC invent, please visit www.sic-invent.com.

About SIC invent


In recent years, SIC invent Group has established its reputation as a global operating manufacturer of dental implant systems. SIC invent AG, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is an innovative and dynamic company with branch offices in Austria, Germany, South Korea and China, as well as 20 distribution partners worldwide. Business activities are focused on commercialization of state-of-the-art products in the field of oral implantology. The company approach is characterized by intensive research and development in close collaboration with the “Schilli Implantology Circle” (SIC). The relationship with SIC, an interdisciplinary worldwide medical competence network, enables immediate reactions to technological and scientific knowledge as well as prompt realization of marketable products.



About Zest Dental Solutions


Zest Dental Solutions is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of diversified dental solutions for a continuum of patient care from the preservation of natural teeth to the treatment of total edentulism. The company’s product portfolios consist of Zest Anchors, Danville Materials, and Perioscopy with global distribution through OEMs, dealer/distributor networks, as well as a domestic retail sales operation for the Zest Anchors Portfolio. Zest Dental Solutions corporate headquarters is in Carlsbad, California with satellite operations in Anaheim and Escondido, California.



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Zest Dental Solutions: Lisa Adams | Tel: 760-705-1126 | Email: lisa.adams@zestanchors.com
SIC invent: Thomas Gleixner | Tel: +49 (551) 504 29 40 | Email: thomas.gleixner@sic-invent.com

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ZEST Anchors Expands Dental Portfolio with Acquisition of Danville Materials

Escondido, CA – (February 2, 2016) – ZEST Anchors, Inc. (”Zest”), the global leader in the design and manufacturing of overdenture attachments, today announced the acquisition of Danville Materials, LLC (”Danville”), a leading manufacturer of restorative consumables and small equipment for the dental market from Inverness Graham Investments. Zest is a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners (“Avista”), a leading private equity firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“For more than 40 years, Zest has been a global leader and pioneer of overdenture treatment technologies focused on improving the lives of edentulous patients, including the market leading LOCATOR® Attachment System,” said Steve Schiess, Zest’s CEO. “The acquisition of Danville will enable Zest to expand its broad range of treatment solutions to patients caring for their natural teeth, as well. Danville’s high quality line of dental consumables, market leading micro-etching and air abrasion products and unique offerings, including Perioscopy, will strongly complement the clinical solutions available at Zest today. We look forward to enhancing the brand recognition of Danville products and supporting the dealer and distributor networks pivotal to Danville’s success.”

Garrett Sato, Danville’s CEO, added, “The combination of Zest and Danville will produce a stronger combined entity. The application of Zest’s marketing and education capabilities to the Danville product portfolio will increase the number of clinician users and, in turn, solidify dealer relationships. The timing is excellent as it coincides with Danville’s launch of BULK EZ™, a highly innovative dual cure restorative composite designed to be the most reliable bulk fill solution for the clinician”.

Sriram Venkataraman, Partner at Avista, said, “The combination of Zest and Danville’s market-leading portfolio is part of our commitment to driving the next phase of Zest’s growth. The addition of Danville’s compelling product set to Zest’s strong portfolio will further position the company to continue delivering valuable innovation to the dental community.” Michael Morrissey, Managing Principal of Inverness Graham Investments, said, “We congratulate Garrett Sato and his team on fantastic execution of our shared strategic vision for Danville. The strategic logic of a combination with Zest is compelling, and we are confident in a prosperous future for the combined company.”

Deutsche Bank advised Zest on the transaction and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP acted as its legal counsel. Danville received legal advice from Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.



About ZEST Anchors, LLC


ZEST Anchors is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of dental solutions for the treatment of edentulous patients. ZEST Anchors has received worldwide acclaim for pioneering the pivoting and self-aligning design of the LOCATOR Attachment System. That system has evolved with the early 2016 launch of the next generation LOCATOR R-Tx™ Removable Attachment system. ZEST’s portfolio also includes the LODI and SATURNO narrow diameter implant systems and the CHAIRSIDE® Product Portfolio – a line of dental tools and materials that provide an end-to-end solution for implant-retained overdenture modification and processing. ZEST Anchors is located in Escondido, California and has global distribution through OEM implant companies, distributor networks, and a domestic retail sales operation.



About Danville Materials, LLC


Danville Materials, LLC designs and manufactures dental products primarily for restorative dental treatment procedures. It offers abrasive, air abrasion, dust confinement, micro etching, and tin plating equipment. The company also provides restorative consumable products in segments such as such as bonding agents, caries detection, core build up, desensitizers, flowable and provisional composites, impression materials, stain and composite removal, and veneer cementation. Other product categories include composite finishing instruments, gingival tissue trimmers, sectional matrix systems, and posts. It offers its products through a network of dealers. Danville Materials was founded in 1997 and operates in Anaheim and San Ramon California.



About Avista Capital Partners


Avista Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm with approximately $6 billion under management and offices in New York, Houston and London. Founded in 2005, Avista makes controlling or influential minority investments in growth-oriented healthcare, industrial and communications businesses. Through its team of seasoned investment professionals and industry experts, Avista seeks to partner with exceptional management teams to invest in and add value to well-positioned businesses. (www.avistacap.com)



About Inverness Graham Investments


Headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, Inverness Graham is an operationally focused private investment firm with over $500 million of assets under management. Inverness Graham acquires high growth, innovative manufacturing and services companies. Our approach is as unique as our heritage. Founded by senior executives of the Graham Group, a family owned multi-national industrial concern, we bring unparalleled resources developed over a 50 year operating history to support our portfolio companies. Inverness Graham partners with businesses to provide the financial and operational support necessary to accelerate growth while enabling owners to achieve their key liquidity objectives.



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Jeffrey Taufield | Tel: 212-521-4815 | Email: jeffrey.taufield@kekst.com
Kathleen Pierre | Tel: 212-521-4856 | Email: kathleen.pierre@kekst.com

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ZEST Anchors Introduces Next Generation LOCATOR R-Tx™

Escondido, CA – (January 29, 2016) – Today marks an evolution for implant-retained, tissue-supported overdenture solutions with ZEST Anchors’ introduction of the next generation LOCATOR R-Tx Removable Attachment System. Building on 15 years of clinical experience with the award-winning LOCATOR®, it is a better, simpler, stronger system that relies on the same restorative techniques as its predecessor.

With LOCATOR R-Tx clinicians will quickly realize practical benefits such as:

  • A novel, new to dentistry DuraTec™ Titanium Carbon Nitride Coating that is aesthetic, harder, and more wear resistant.
  • An industry standard .050"/1.25mm* hex drive mechanism - no special drivers are required.
  • Dual retentive features on the Abutment and Nylon Retention Insert that work in harmony with the redesigned Denture Attachment Housing to allow for a 50% increase in pivoting capability (60° between implants) and provide easier alignment and overdenture seating during insertion/removal for the patient.
  • The redesigned Denture Attachment Housing also incorporates flats and grooves that resist movement and is anodized pink for aesthetics.
  • Convenient All-in-One Packaging: double-ended vial separately holds Abutment and Processing Components providing all the necessary components for the case with one part number.

Steve Schiess, CEO of ZEST Anchors, noted, “Clinicians, implant manufacturers, and patients alike have come to trust the original LOCATOR Attachment System and helped propel it to market leading status. We’ve listened to inputs from the implant community over the years and applied pragmatic improvements to this next generation design. We’re confident the user experience with LOCATOR R-Tx will be incrementally rewarding”.

For more information about LOCATOR R-Tx, please visit www.zestanchors.com/ftx or call ZEST Anchors Customer Service at 800-262-2310.

*Excluding connections that utilize .048" hex drive mechanism. Please contact your implant company provider for more information.



About ZEST Anchors, LLC


ZEST Anchors is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of dental solutions for the treatment of edentulous patients. ZEST’s impressive 40 year history has led to product solutions that have enhanced the outcomes for both clinicians and patients alike. ZEST Anchors has received worldwide acclaim for pioneering the pivoting and self-aligning design of the LOCATOR Attachment System and continues its innovative path by consistently introducing new products, giving clinicians the tools to provide world-class overdenture therapy to their patients. ZEST’s most recent product innovations include: the LOCATOR Overdenture Implant (LODI) System – the first of its kind narrow diameter implant system with a detachable LOCATOR Abutment; the CHAIRSIDE® Product Portfolio - dental tools and materials that provide an end-to-end solution for implant-retained overdenture modification and processing; and most recently, The SATURNO™ Narrow Diameter Implant System – a unique one-piece narrow diameter o-ball implant that has a 20° O-Ball Implant option and features patented, pivoting O- Ring technology. ZEST Anchors is located in Escondido, California and has global distribution through OEM implant companies, distributor networks, and a domestic retail sales operation.

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