expatdental® Elevates Digital Dentistry Offerings with the NextDent Ortho Flex in Latest Partnership with Henry Schein

The partnership empowers expatdental® to advance its digital dentistry capabilities, and streamline the patient journey

Singapore, 10 May 2022 – Grinding and clenching of teeth have been on the rise in Singapore over the last three years amidst the additional stress of the pandemic, with some dentists seeing more patients presenting with symptoms such as sensitive, cracked and chipped teeth. This grinding and clenching, known in the dental space as bruxism, can be mitigated with the introduction of dental splints that can help to protect the teeth from further damage. These splints are constructed from a resin, and can often be ridged, bulky and uncomfortable; making them difficult to wear while sleeping.

Leading medical supplier HenrySchein has launched the NextDent Ortho Flex in Singapore, a resin that offers high accuracy, break resistance and a high degree of flexibility to produce dental appliances in the right measurements. Certified by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority, the NextDent Ortho Flex resin smooths key road bump in patients’ dental journey by providing comfortable dental appliances in a significantly reduced lead time in its manufacture for use in restorative dentistry services.

“At Henry Schein, it is enshrined in our DNA to stay abreast of the digital advancements and bring this innovation to dental clinics and labs around the world. We are thrilled to announce this partnership with expatdental® to enable in-house manufacturing of splints using 3D printing technology and recently launched NextDent Ortho Flex resin. It is also a testimony of expatdental®’s commitment to continuously advance their clinical procedures and improve patients’ experience by embracing the latest available technology,” said Kateryna Iakovenko, Regional Sales Manager, Henry Schein ConnectDental, SEA.

The NextDent Ortho Flex resin makes its Singapore debut at expatdental®, a premium proposition from Oracare Group, elevating its in-house lab capabilities to facilitate the printing of dental splints for bruxism treatments. The NextDent Ortho Flex is used in tandem with the NextDent 5100 3D Printer, one of the most accurate 3D printers on the market. Users can now receive their temporary crowns and splints in the same week, significantly faster than the traditional 3-4 weeks interval. Offering a broad range of services including cosmetic dentistry, implant surgery and bruxism solutions, expatdental®’s expertise lies in providing a seamless, comfortable and effective experience to all patients through advanced technologies and dental equipment, alongside a dedicated, experienced team focused on dental excellence and quality.

“Our priority at expatdental® has always been to provide efficient, premium and timely services to all our patients, with their utmost comfort and convenience in mind. In today’s age of digital dentistry, the NextDent Ortho Flex resin presents a new dawn for the future of dentistry, paving the way for 3D printing innovation, dental technologies and dental care industries—a natural acquisition on our end to meet the unwavering promise of exceptional patient comfort,” said Dr. Shaun Thompson, Managing Director at expatdental®.

The NextDent 5100 3D printer is now being used in-house by expatdental®’s Raffles Place clinic. Patients can visit expatdental® at 20 Malacca Street, Raffles Place, Singapore 048979 for a consultation regarding their oral health and need for dental appliances.


About expatdental®
expatdental® opened in March 2013 at Singapore’s Novena Medical Center by American Drs. Shaun and Matt Thompson with a goal to provide premium dental services and overall client care to those seeking oral healthcare in Singapore. The practice focuses on holistic dental care for the entire family, with a goal to create the highest sense of dental excellence. Safety, comfort and convenience are priorities of the internationally trained team of oral care professionals renowned for their dental expertise. Located at Novena and with a second clinic at Raffles Place, expatdental® offers a dental spa experience and a full range of services from routine oral hygiene to complete smile transformation, as well as orthodontics, sports dentistry and facial aesthetics. expatdental® is a leader in digital dentistry and can provide same day dental solutions with the use of advanced technologies such as its in-house 3D printing devices.

Call +65 6397 6718 for more information or for an appointment at Novena Medical Centre Clinic #08-15 Sinaran Drive Singapore, 307506
Or +65 6816 5742 for an appointment at the Raffles Place Clinic, 20 Malacca Street #01-00 Malacca Centre Singapore, 048979 |

About Oracare Group
Oracare Group is one of the largest dental groups in Southeast Asia. Backed by private investment firm, White Cloud Capital, Oracare Group currently has 40 clinics across Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. Oracare operates under its Family Dental Centre and Expat Dental brands in Singapore, in Thailand under market leading MOS Dental brand, and Tawa Dental Studio in Indonesia.

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About Henry Schein
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, New York, and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. Their Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners to work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Over the last 10 years, Henry Schein started actively investing in Asian dental market. In 2018, the Singapore dental distribution business was launched, and the target is to further expand in Southeast Asia in the nearest 5 years. In Singapore, Henry Schein is focusing on the digital dental solutions portfolio including intraoral scanners, CAD/CAM software, milling solutions, 3D printers and consumables. Singapore will form the main hub for Henry Schein’s Southeast Asia presence.

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