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August 30, 2019

Chapel Hill, N.C., August 30, 2019—Officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry and the parent company of Komet USA LLC of Rock Hill, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the signing of a master research agreement signifying a partnership aimed at advancing dental education and therapeutic practices.
 
As a result of the agreement, the UNC Adams School of Dentistry and Komet will explore advanced technologies in dental rotary, with the goal of creating products that allow dentists to provide more efficient clinical procedures, achieve higher quality results, and increase patient comfort, therefore improving their patients' overall experience during the dental visit. Komet brings its expertise in the creation of precision engineered dental rotary equipment – including dental burs, diamonds and endodontic instruments – to support the Adams School of Dentistry in its research efforts.
 
“This is an exciting partnership for our school and our research enterprise,” said Scott S. De Rossi, dean and professor of the Adams School of Dentistry. “We look forward to working closely with Komet to develop products that directly benefit the clinician and the patient.”
 
Todd Blanton, CEO of Komet USA LLC, said, “We’re honored to be associated with the Adams School of Dentistry and look forward to a long, successful collaboration with the university, the dental school, and their noted scientists, researchers, and educators, working toward a common goal: better dentistry for better patient care.”
 

 
Adams School of Dentistry contact:
Tiffany Brannan, chief communications and marketing officer 
(919) 537-3260 or (919) 264-6277, tiffany_brannan@unc.edu  
 
 
About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Claude A. Adams, Jr. and Grace Phillips Adams School of Dentistry is transforming dentistry for better health. Founded in 1950, the UNC Adams School of Dentistry was the first dental school in the state and is regarded as a leader in oral health care and education. More than half the dentists in North Carolina are UNC trained, and UNC Adams School of Dentistry alumni live or work in 96 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, all 50 U.S. states and 27 countries. The school sees more than 90,000 patients each year in its clinics and provides care ranging from general needs to complex cases. Consistently ranked among the top schools for NIH funding, the school strongly supports the University’s research mission. Together, the school’s faculty, staff and students passionately serve their community and field through service within North Carolina totaling more than $3 million of in-kind care annually. The ultimate goal of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry is to be the global model for oral health education, in care and discovery. Click here to learn more.
 
About Komet USA
Currently marking more than 95 years of unparalleled excellence in the dental industry, Komet is a recognized worldwide leader in the production of highly specialized dental burs, discs, diamonds, endodontic instruments, and accessories. Komet operates in the United States under the name Komet USA LLC. Komet sells direct to dental practitioners and dental laboratories, delivering orders quickly and efficiently from its state-of-the-art factory in Lemgo, Germany. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For more information about Komet USA, call 888-566-3887 or visit www.kometusa.com.

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