In 2000, Terry Lorber was the first software hire for dental startup Atlantis Components. At Atlantis, he helped develop the dental industry’s first computer-designed dental implant abutment. After acquisition of Atlantis — now a global brand owned by Dentsply Sirona — Terry was responsible for project planning and implementation of validated connections to intraoral scanning and surgical planning systems. Business partners included 3Shape, 3M, iTero, Dental Wings, and exocad.
As the first software hire for a second dental startup, LightForce Orthodontics, Terry led development of LightForce’s cloud-based orthodontic planning system. He contributed to the company’s software-contained-in-a-medical-device 510(k) submission, which was approved in 2019, after just 15 months of active development. Terry’s unique product development experience combines the pressures of early-stage startups with the planning and communication needs of mature global businesses.
Terry holds a BSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MS degree in Computer Science from Boston University. Under the name Metatooth, he launched a direct-to-consumer mouthguard business leveraging his knowledge of digital workflows. Today, Terry provides consulting services regarding product development that is informed by market research, emerging technology, and advanced manufacturing.