NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2012/PRNewswire -- Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of healthcare products and services to office-based dental, medical, and animal health practitioners, and Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., a leading independent publisher of scientific and clinical information about oral health, have announced a strategic partnership that will expand the availability of oral health education to the profession.
At the heart of the partnership is a joint commitment on the part of Henry Schein and Quintessence to provide the latest clinical information on treating oral disease so practitioners can provide the most advanced care possible for their patients.
Under the agreement, Henry Schein will use its industry-leading distribution network to market in North America the book titles, professional journals, and multimedia products published by Quintessence.
The companies also announced a partnership to present a co-branded symposium to explore the connection of oral health and systemic health. This symposium will occur in February 2014 and will be led by Dr. Michael Glick, DMD, Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo and Editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
"Henry Schein is committed to helping improve the business of our healthcare customers so they can improve the lives of their patients. By making the Quintessence portfolio available to our customers, we are helping to provide oral healthcare professionals with the very latest in clinical best practices. By partnering in the symposium, together we are doing our part to raise awareness of the connection between oral health and overall health for the benefit of our customers' patients," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein.
The 1-year publishing agreement will renew automatically for successive 1-year terms. The Henry Schein sales network will market the Quintessence portfolio, which includes 50 professional journals and more than 1,000 book titles. Quintessence will manage the delivery of materials directly to customers.
The 2014 symposium, to be held in San Diego, will be co-branded by Quintessence and Henry Schein.