Henk van Duijnhoven, senior vice president of the global dental division of Danaher Corp, Washington, DC, announced the formation of the KaVo Kerr Group, a global portfolio of dental brands and the designation of Danaher’s $2 billion global dental business.

According to the company, KaVo Kerr Group is designed to unite dental consumable, equipment, high-tech, and specialty brands under one global platform. It’s positioned as a global dental business with more than 500 years of combined experience.

KaVo Kerr Group’s products and services primarily serve the general practitioner, dental specialist, hygienist, institutional, and special markets customers. Brands include KaVo, Kerr, Kerr Total Care, Pentron, Axis, Sybron Endo, Orascoptic, Pelton & Crane, Marus, DCI Equipment, Gendex, DEXIS, Instrumentarium, SOREDEX, i-CAT, NOMAD, Implant Direct, and Ormco.

“KaVo Kerr Group formally links our world-class dental brands and companies together under one identity with shared values and a lasting commitment to the dental profession,” Duijnhoven said in a released statement. “The formation of KaVo Kerr Group enables us to better serve dental professionals and healthcare providers who purchase a broad range of products and brands. The integrated organization helps accelerate our desire to bring new innovation, enhanced clinical workflows, and [provide] a winning customer experience by better leveraging our respective clinical, technological, and R&D capabilities.”

Each KaVo Kerr Group operating company will continue to market themselves under their current brands and go-to market strategies. KaVo Kerr Group and its brands are distributed in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Australia, and Asia Pacific.