Patterson CEO says committed to help industry adoption of 'digital dentistry'
Patterson (PDCO) CEO Scott Anderson said on the company's earnings conference call that the executive teams of both Patterson and Sirona (XRAY), for years, have been very consistent in their message that there would be a day where Patterson would need to expand the portfolio of products it sells to meet the needs of its customers. Also, Sirona will want to access more of the market through the potential foe expanded distribution, Anderson said. Today's announcement of the change in their relationship is "predicated on our mutual confidence and I would say strong confidence in our ability to compete in the marketplace," added Anderson. The news also reflects the "commitment of both companies of helping the profession accelerate the adoption of digital dentistry," he stated. PDCO XRAY