Jeffrey T. Slovin Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, announced that Jeffrey T. Slovin has become its Chief Executive Officer in accordance with the succession plan previously announced on November 16, 2012. Also as part of that plan, Thomas Jetter, a Director, has become non-executive Chairman. Jost Fischer has retired from the positions of Chairman and CEO.

Bensheim/Salzbug, February 21, 2013. Thomas Jetter, non-executive Chairman of Sirona’s Board of Directors commented: “Jeffrey T. Slovin is the ideal candidate to succeed Jost Fischer as Sirona’s CEO. He has the necessary experience and stellar reputation in the dental community to take Sirona into the future. Before joining Sirona in 2006, Jeff was CEO of publicly traded Schick Technologies, Inc. where he built a reputation as an innovator and operator in the dental community, and delivered significant share-holder value. Since joining Sirona, he has consistently demonstrated excellent judgement and played a major role in improving our operations, targeting our research and development efforts and leading growth initiatives.”
Jeffrey T. Slovin takes over the management of Sirona, the dental technology leader, that develops, produces, and markets a fullrange of advanced treatment centers, imaging systems, handpieces, hygiene systems, and dental CAD/CAM systems. The Company draws upon global expertise from nearly 3,000 employees located around the world. Sirona products are widely used by dental practices, clinics, and laboratories in more than 135 countries.

“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to lead Sirona, the finest organization in dentistry, and you should expect a seamless transition. I understand and endorse the high level of expectations we and others place on us as the leader in dental technology, and I am excited by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. During my fourteen years in the dental industry, with the last seven at Sirona, I have been focused on advancing dentistry, improving patient care and delivering shareholder value. I am confident that with the ongoing commitment and dedication of our outstanding management team, we will continue to drive innovation to progress dentistry even further”, says Jeffrey T. Slovin, CEO of Sirona.

14 years in the Dental Industry, 7 years with Sirona
Prior to being appointed CEO, Jeffrey T. Slovin (48) served as President and Director of Sirona, based in Bensheim, Germany, since September 2010. In this role, he was responsible for all segments as well as research and development. From June 2006 until September 2010, Slovin was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sirona’s U.S. Operations. Jeffrey T. Slovin joined Sirona through the Company’s 2006 acquisition of Schick Technologies, Inc. Between June 2004 and June 2006 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Schick and from December 1999 until June 2006 as its President and Director. Prior to joining Schick he held executive positions in different industries. Slovin received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He is currently a member of the Young President’s Organization and the Board of Fellows of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Jeffrey T. Slovin was born in 1964 in Connecticut, raised in Massachusetts and is married with two children.

Farewell to Jost Fischer
Jost Fischer (58) is leaving Sirona after eleven successful years. Jeffrey T. Slovin thanks his predecessor: “On behalf of Sirona and all the employees, I thank Jost Fischer for the commitment, vision and tireless dedication in transforming Sirona into the world-class global, dental technology company it is today.”

About Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology and innovation leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit for more information about Sirona and its products.

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