Philips Partners with Dutch Health Insurer ONVZ for Enhanced Oral Care Prevention

PhilipsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it is collaborating with Dutch health insurer ONVZ to provide an industry first, strategic cooperation focused on oral care prevention. The unique partnership’s first offering is a supplementary health insurance in combination with the advanced Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart toothbrush.

A smart technology partnership

This collaboration combines an oral care insurance in the Netherlands, Tandfit Preventief from ONVZ, with Philips' latest connected electric toothbrush - the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart - to protect against cavities, gum inflammation and other oral diseases. The insurance fully covers dental hygienist visits and dentist check-ups and includes an accident insurance and a new brush head every quarter.

With this partnership, ONVZ and Philips want to emphasize that investing in prevention, can contribute to better oral hygiene and a reduction of oral care costs.

Sinead Kwant, Business Leader of Health & Wellness at Philips, explained, "Philips and ONVZ are the first two parties to invest in oral care prevention in such a way. We share a passion and ambition in helping people live healthier lives. By offering this toothbrush in combination with the supplementary insurance, we make innovative oral health available and affordable for more people."

Personalized brushing advice

The DiamondClean Smart helps users track their daily brushing technique to tackle the ongoing challenge of not knowing how well they are doing in-between check-ups with their dentist. Thanks to its advanced smart technology, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart can be linked to an app that gives its users personalized feedback about their brushing behavior. Every brush head has a micro-chip, so all personal settings are recognized. Users can also take a progress report with them to the dental hygienist or dentist to obtain further tips and information based on their brushing behaviors. Finally, when connecting the DiamondClean Smart to the Philips Sonicare app via Bluetooth®, a 3D mouth map is visible so users can see exactly where they have brushed and where they haven’t.

The DiamondClean Smart, Philips' most innovative and intelligent toothbrush enhances Philips’ complete oral care platform, offering data driven insights to transform oral healthcare.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 73,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.

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