LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonendo®, Inc., announced today the appointment of Roy Chen as Chief Talent Officer.

Roy Chen has over 25 years of experience in the medical device and healthcare industries. Most recently he served as the North American Human Resources Leader for Nobel Biocare, a leading dental implant manufacturer. In addition, Mr. Chen led an HR organization of more than 40 professionals at Sybron Dental Specialties, a company with more than 4,600 associates. At Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Chen consistently moved up through a series of Operations and Human Capital roles with increasing levels of responsibility, culminating in a position as Vice President of Talent Management for R&D. Mr. Chen holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and a MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

“As Sonendo continues to innovate and transform dentistry, we need to attract the very best of talent. Roy has a proven track record of attracting and cultivating the talent needed for innovative organizations. Roy will be a valuable member of Sonendo and I am thrilled to have him part of the team” said Bjarne Bergheim, President, and CEO of Sonendo.

“I look forward to the opportunity to fostering the talent that enables Sonendo to continue its fast-paced growth and its innovative entrepreneurial environment,” Mr. Chen said.

About Sonendo

Sonendo, Inc. is a privately-held, venture-backed company developing innovative and disruptive technologies to transform dentistry by Saving Teeth Through Sound Science. The first commercially available product from Sonendo, the GentleWave System, available in the US, shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy and treatment efficiency when compared to standard root canal techniques.1,2

1Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48. 2Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05.

Forward-Looking Statements

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