Henry Schein Closes 2013 with Five Top Technology Honors Company's Practice Management Solutions Recognized for Innovation, Excellence

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:  HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, capped 2013 with recognition for its Mac®- and PC-based practice management solutions by key industry media and research-based companies.

In Dentaltown's annual end-of-year issue, highlighting the best products of the year, Dentrix received three Townie Choice Awards for Dentrix® G5, Dentrix Perio Chart add-on and Dentrix Mobile. Dentrix G5, a comprehensive, integrated dental practice management system with an open-platform architecture, was recognized for its "overall operational excellence;" the Dentrix Perio Chart add-on, which enables periodontists to track and record patients' diagnostic results, was recognized for "best periodontal charting software;" and Dentrix Mobile, a smartphone and tablet extension, was tapped for "best practice management software enhancement."

Dentrix Ascend™ was recognized in Dental Products Report's Top 100 edition as one of the Top 5 Upgrades and Innovations of 2013. Dentrix Ascend, a new web-based practice management system, was released to beta in February and is now available to the general public. The release of Dentrix Ascend also marks the first cloud-based system available through a major dental software developer.  

Additionally, Viive®, Henry Schein's practice management solution for Mac computers, was awarded the Pride Institute's prestigious Best of Class award in emerging technology, the only practice management software system, and the only Mac product, chosen by the Pride Leadership Panel to receive this award. Built specifically for Mac enthusiasts, Viive has a unique workflow that reflects Apple's simplicity and aesthetics with features and functionality to help meet the needs of practices.

"We are honored to receive recognition from respected industry publications and key opinion leaders as we strive to achieve success for our customers," said Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein North American Dental Practice Solutions. "As we begin 2014, we are excited to launch new products and upgrades that will continue to help dentists achieve their operational goals."

About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical 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 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves nearly 800,000 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 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 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 25 countries.  The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.  For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.

SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.



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