MELVILLE, N.Y. and ST. PAUL, Minn. – (October 18, 2012) –Henry Schein Dental, the global dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), and 3M ESPE announcedtoday that Henry Schein has been selected as the first qualified U.S. channel partner for a new, advanced digital impression system, the 3MTM True Definition Scanner. Henry Schein will sell, install and support the device, which will be offered as a stand-alone digital impression system at an unprecedented price, changing the economics of CAD/CAM dentistry.
Henry Schein will also offer customers who acquire the True Definition Scanner the opportunity to have a full chairside CAD/CAM solution through integration with the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill, developed and produced by D4D Technologies. This solution has already been validated by 3M as a trusted chairside connection. Henry Schein will offer this connection as an upgrade option to users of the 3M system, or offer the products together as an integrated CAD/CAM system. As a stand-alone system without the chairside milling package, files created by the 3M True Definition Scanner may also be sent directly to a dental laboratory of the user’s choice.
“The benefits of digital impressions should be accessible for every dental practice,” said Mark Farmer, president, 3M ESPE. “Our goal is to offer clinicians an affordable entry point into CAD/CAM dentistry through trusted digital solution providers. We are pleased Henry Schein has been selected to be our first authorized dealer of the 3M True Definition Scanner.”
“Henry Schein is committed to working with open integrated systems and being the ‘go-to’ company for all digital solutions,” said Tim Sullivan, president, Henry Schein Dental. “Offering the 3M True Definition Scanner furthers this strategy as we partner with a manufacturer the market trusts and offer an outstanding product. It seamlessly integrates with the E4D Design Center and E4D Mill, making the 3M Scanner a perfect choice for dentists who want an easy entry point into CAD/CAM dentistry with the further option of having a full chairside milling solution.”
For more information on this state of the art digital impression system, please visit www.3MESPE.com/TrueDef or stop by 3M ESPE booth #5644, C7N or Henry Schein booth #1026 at the ADA annual session in San Francisco from October 18-21, 2012.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,000 TeamSchein Members and serves approximately 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 26 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $8.5 billion in 2011, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 18percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
About 3M ESPE and 3M Health Care
3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental professionalsimprove their patients' oral health care. The 3M Digital Oral Care Department, part of the 3M ESPE Division, aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health Care provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.com or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
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