Convergent Dental, Inc., a Natick, MA-based dental device and technology company, raised $8m in funding.
The round was led by Long River Ventures with participation from individual investors.
The company intends to use the funds for product development, sales and marketing and client services.
Led by CEO Michael Cataldo, Convergent Dental offers Solea™, a computer-aided CO2 laser to be cleared by the FDA for both hard and soft tissue procedures. The technology features an interface that is familiar to practitioners who have used drills their entire career, foot pedal and hand piece which resemble those of the traditional drill, a touchscreen and computer controls which allow users to select the type of tissue that is being worked on – i.e. soft tissue, dentin or enamel – to optimize the beam for speed, precision and patient comfort.