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American Dental Association Joins Health Care Innovation Incubator MATTER

New partnership seeks to accelerate collaboration, delivery of dental care and oral health in America

October 10, 2017

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CHICAGO, IL, Oct. 12, 2017 — The American Dental Association (ADA), the nation’s largest dental association, and MATTER, the Chicago-based health care technology incubator and industry hub, today announced a new strategic collaboration. Dedicated to health care innovation, the two organizations will work together to accelerate the development of new technologies that improve oral health.

“The ADA has always been committed to research and innovation that will advance the practice of dentistry and improve oral health across the board,” said Gary L. Roberts, D.D.S., ADA president. “We’re looking forward to working with MATTER and its membership to influence the landscape of health care for the better.”

Through MATTER, innovators from across the healthcare industry connect and collaborate to accelerate the development and growth of solutions that will revolutionize healthcare and provide solutions to the most meaningful industry challenges.

“MATTER is advancing the development of health IT, medical device, diagnostics and biopharmaceutical technologies that are already helping millions of patients and thousands of clinicans,” remarked Steven Collens, chief executive officer, MATTER. “We look forward to working with the ADA to help accelerate solutions that will help dentists and improve oral health.”

“As we look toward the future, improvement in the delivery of dental care becomes more and more dependent on rapid innovation,” said Joseph P. Crowley, D.D.S., ADA president-elect. “We’re glad to be partnering with MATTER, whose membership is working to identify and support the growth of next-generation technologies.” 

 

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org

About MATTER
MATTER is a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry leaders working together to harness technology to improve health and healthcare. MATTER incubates works with 200 healthcare technology startups, and the company partners with 11 hospitals and health systems, five universities, and more than 40 industry-leading companies. By equipping, empowering, and emboldening healthcare innovators, MATTER accelerates the development of technologies that solve the right healthcare problems in the right ways. For more information, visit matter.health and follow @MATTERhealth.