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Aug 07, 2018

Align Technology and DentalXP Launch Global Orthodontic Aligner Fellowship Program to Help Integrate Invisalign Treatment Into Practices

Online Certification Program Endorsed by New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, Provides Modular Training for Align’s End-to-End Digital Workflow Including iTero Scanning Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) announced today that it  launched its Orthodontic Aligner Fellowship Certificate Program, in collaboration with DentalXP, a global dental education provider on August 6, 2018. The training program will provide general practitioner dentists with professional education to help integrate Invisalign clear aligner therapy and iTero intraoral scanning more seamlessly into their comprehensive patient care. The aligner fellowship program includes Invisalign training that participants will need to complete if they are not already an Invisalign trained doctor. The program will consist of approximately 30 hours of training provided by experts in the field and hosted on the DentalXP website. The program is divided into 10 separate lesson plans, with content designed to educate clinicians on Align’s end-to-end digital workflow based on the Invisalign clear aligner system and iTero intraoral scanning technology, as well as strategies for integrating this workflow into practices. The workflow includes of 3D software and treatment planning along with digital visualization and diagnostic solutions. The online curriculum is intended to allow general practitioners to maintain their day-to-day practice while fulfilling the requirements of the program at their convenience. 

“Align Technology is committed to providing the education and resources Invisalign trained doctors need to succeed. This program supports the expanded role of digital solutions in every day dentistry while providing general dentists with the tools and knowledge to integrate Invisalign clear aligners into their practices,” said Raphael Pascaud, Align Technology chief marketing, portfolio, and business development office and senior vice president, iTero scanner and services. “We are excited to partner with DentalXP to help advance Invisalign clear aligners as part of comprehensive dentistry.”

The modular certificate program provides participants in the aligner fellowship program with an up-to-date foundation of knowledge by leveraging top Invisalign faculty, expert educators and leaders in the field. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive Continuing Education credits and an official Certificate of Completion endorsed by the NYU College of Dentistry. This accreditation acknowledges completion of the program and the participant’s training in how to integrate Invisalign clear aligner therapy and iTero intraoral scanning into comprehensive patient care and their daily practice.

“This collaboration with Align Technology will offer our growing online membership of general dentists training in tooth movement that is both clinically relevant and technologically advanced,” said orthodontist and periodontist, Dr. Maurice Salama, Scientific Editor and Course Director for DentalXP.   “We believe this combination will provide them with a competitive advantage to expand their practices with the Invisalign system and intraoral scanning technology.”  

The program officially launched on August 6, 2018. For more information, please visit the official aligner fellowship website: http://orthofellowship.dentalxp.com/.

About Align Technology, Inc.
Align Technology designs and manufactures the Invisalign® system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero® intraoral scanners and services. Align’s products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.

For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com.

About DentalXP
DentalXP was established in 2005 by Drs. Maurice Salama, Henry Salama, David Garber and Ronald Goldstein (Team Atlanta), for the purpose of providing a web-based forum for the international dental community to share clinical experience, access information on new techniques and products, as well as gain quality post-graduate continuing dental education (CDE) and Fellowships in the fields of esthetics, implants, orthodontics and digital dentistry.

Now in its 13th year, DentalXP has over 180,000 global members and continues to evolve to meet the demands of the dental community for a more access to hands-on training and experiences.

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Madelyn Homick Mary Ellen Ynes
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mhomick@aligntech.com maryellen.ynez@zenogroup.com 

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