DentalEZ Selects Henry Schein as Exclusive Global Distributor Of Indentafi®
Posted on September 24, 2012
MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —DentalEZ® Group has signed a letter of intent to make Henry Schein, Inc., the exclusive global distributor of the Identafi® Oral Cancer Screening Device, a product of the DentalEZ® Group's StarDental® Division, thus making Identafi a core component of Henry Schein Dental's Total Health™ Beyond The Mouth initiative.
The Identafi system is a small, cordless, handheld unit that is designed for use in the offices of dentists, specialists, and general practitioners to screen for oral cancers and pre-cancers. Unlike other fluorescent technologies and dye systems, the multi-spectral device uses a three-wavelength optical illumination and visualization system that allows dental professionals to identify biochemical and morphological changes in cells of the mouth, throat, tongue, and tonsils that are not visible to the naked eye. The Indentafi Oral Cancer Screening Device received an Editor's Choice award from The Dental Advisor, was named as one of the "Top 100 Products of 2012" by Dentistry Today, and was selected as the Gold Winner in the dental instruments, equipment and supplies category of the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition.
"We admire the active role that Henry Schein has taken to advocate for the early screening of oral cancer, as well as their proven ability to build market share for innovative products like the StarDental Identafi Oral Cancer Screening Device," said Gordon Hagler, President and Chief Operating Officer of DentalEZ Group. "We look forward to the prospect of working with Henry Schein exclusively to advance this important public health issue and communicate the exceptional benefits of our system to dentists around the world."