Major Advancement in the Science of Precision Digital Bracket Placement.

Vancouver, BC Mar 3, 2023 – Smile Innovations Group (SIG) has entered a partnership with OrthoSelect.  SIG’s network of Canadian dental labs will distribute the DIBS AI service and manufacture the DIBS AI precision digital bracket placement systems right here in Canada.

The DIBS AI software and patented tray design 3D prints extremely accurate bracket transfer appliances that are compatible with any bracket system. The software automates the process of the orthodontic case setups and customizes treatment plans with exceptional ease and accuracy. The AI software has predictive modeling capabilities, while still allowing the practitioner to make custom modifications as needed.

Orthodontists in Canada now have direct access to this powerful tool. Doctors benefit from freeing up chair time, as well as reducing overall treatment time with significant decreases in wire bending and bracket repositioning. The benefits of improved accuracy and time savings typically result in a reduction of 25% or more of the orthodontist’s cost of treatment.

OrthoSelect has spent nearly a decade perfecting digital IDB software and 3D printed transfer trays to bring IDB to a whole new level of ease and predictability. Partnering with Smile Innovations Digital Dental Labs will help doctors grow their practice by simplifying workflow and making their orthodontic clinics more efficient and cost effective. Both companies look ahead to the value this partnership will bring them and the Canadian Dental Industry.

Ryan Williams, Vice President of Sales at OrthoSelect, explained the breakthrough, “Imagine: In only 30 minutes of chair time, your staff precisely places customizable brackets with 3D-printed trays! This has the potential to substantially improve practice efficiency and profitability.”  This partnership is enthusiastically welcomed as Donald Park, CEO of Smile Innovations Group states “We are excited to bring this service to Canadian orthodontists.  Our dental labs look forward to providing this latest innovation in precision bracket placement technology.”

About Smile Innovations Group
Smile Innovations Group is Canada’s leading dental lab network focused on dental laboratory
Acquisitions and building a nationwide dental lab network.

About OrthoSelect
OrthoSelect is a leader in digital orthodontics with the mission to help orthodontists achieve greater clinical efficiency through state-of-the-art technology and provide improved treatment outcomes for their patients.

Shanto Dental Ceramics has Joined the UBC Dentistry Alumni Partners Program

Oh, what a year it will be! 

One of Smile Innovations Group high-quality dental laboratories, Shanto Dental Ceramics is part of Canada’s leading dental lab networks, which means greater opportunity to offer a full spectrum of services, workflows and materials!  

Smile Innovations Group and its entire network of dental laboratories are pleased to announce this new alliance with the UBC Dentistry Alumni Partners Program.   

Welcome UBC Alumni, to our Smile Family! Shanto Dental Ceramics looks forward to connecting with you in person and supporting you however we can!    

To learn more about our services, click HERE 


Smile Innovations Group Expands Primary Laboratory

Smile Innovations Group Expands Primary Laboratory

Smile Innovations Group Expands Primary Laboratory

Fragmented Industry Allows Further Opportunity For Differentiation

Vancouver, BC, April 5, 2021 — Smile Innovations Group today announced the expansion of its primary dental laboratory, Shanto Dental Ceramics Inc., into Kelowna, BC. Headquartered in Vancouver, Shanto Dental will now offer a production facility in the Okanagan, which will allow both the parent company and its subsidiary, a wider footprint in British Columbia, supporting the growing dental needs of Canadians in that part of the province. 

Shanto has serviced the BC lower mainland for over three decades, and has experienced continued growth over the last several years, under the management of Smile Innovations. Multiple factors, such as a drastic increase in the elderly population and the rising consumer demand of esthetic dentistry, coupled with the lab’s ability to scale up embracing advanced technologies, drives this growth. The company will again look at further expansion opportunities within the province, in larger populated cities, that are currently underserviced. 

Shanto’s new location, Shanto OKGN, will be managed by Mark Vickers, a seasoned RDT, whom most recently, owned and operated a laboratory in Alberta, and has held previous senior management roles within the industry. As the population of the Okanagan increases, Mr. Vickers feels geographically, the decision to expand into the interior makes sense. “I am excited to grow our core business and brand here in Kelowna and look forward to getting to know the community,” says Vickers. With the attrition the dental lab market is facing, especially in this rapidly expanding area of the country, due to the changing role of the dental lab, and thirst for digitization, CEO, Donald Park, cites the business opportunity. “While the local laboratories have done a fantastic job supporting the dental community, many skilled and tenured lab owners are now retiring, and the role of dental laboratories has changed drastically. In addition, the appetite for digital dentistry has increased significantly, which, given our expertise in the area, allows us to support these workflows and meet the growing needs of the population. We look to the expansion of our premier laboratory, and collaboration with current and future dental practitioners of the Okanagan.” 

Smile Innovations Group

 is Canada’s leading dental lab network, focusing on dental laboratory acquisitions, consolidation and the development of dental products and services. Established in 2018, the management of Smile Innovations Group offers extensive experience and success in the operational management of large-scale businesses and continually seeks out additional opportunities to add to their growing portfolio of companies. It was co-founded by Manny Padda, Executive Chairman and Donald Park, CEO. 



Donald Park | CEO

Manny Padda | Executive Chairman

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