Henry Schein And E4D Technologies Announce New Agreement To Roll Out CAD CAM Technology to Aspen Dental Practices

Addition of New E4D Restorative Systems Builds on Aspen Dental and Henry Schein's Long-Standing Relationship

Oct 17, 2013, 07:00 ET from Henry Schein, Inc.

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. and E4D Technologies today announced a new agreement that will bring the latest in CAD CAM technology to select Aspen Dental practices across the United States.  Under the new agreement, the E4D Restorative System will help enhance the care that Aspen Dental providers deliver to patients.

The E4D system, created by E4D Technologies and exclusively distributed by Henry Schein, will provide the dentists who own and operate these Aspen Dental practices the ability to scan, design, and mill restorations right in the office with exceptional precision, speed and patient comfort.

"CAD CAM technology is an integral component in today's dental practice, and we believe the E4D System will excel at helping the dental practitioners at these Aspen practices deliver the highest quality patient care," said Dr. Arwinder Judge, Vice President, Clinical Support, Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI).  "We have partnered with Henry Schein for years to provide the dentists of Aspen Dental with the broadest selection of products and services, and believe they offer the best choices in technology-driven solutions, as well as the comprehensive support needed to optimize this technology in Aspen offices throughout the country."

"The addition of E4D will help ensure that the patients who depend on these Aspen Dental practices for high quality oral health care will receive it even more conveniently, comfortably and efficiently," said Hal Muller, President, Henry Schein Dental's Special Markets Division. "The E4D Restorative System provides Aspen Dental practitioners with powerful new tools in scanning, designing and milling, helping them to streamline the restorative process and enhance the patient experience."    

"We are gratified that Aspen Dental chose the E4D system with our new NEVO scanning technology, intuitive design software, and proven robust milling," said Gary Severance, DDS, Chief Marketing Officer, E4D Technologies. "NEVO is the first scanner to use Blue Laser technology, which provides exceptional quality of data capture, 3-D video streaming and ease of use. We look forward to partnering with Aspen and Henry Schein in implementing this new capability in additional Aspen offices for many years to come."

About E4D Technologies
Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, E4D Technologies is taking the dental profession to a higher level of productivity, patient comfort, and convenience with its E4D restorative systems.  E4D's open platform and E4D Sky communication network enable dental professionals to choose a custom solution to fit their needs.  E4D offers high-speed laser scanning technology to produce digital 3D impressions of teeth without powder.  Intuitive DentaLogic™ software enables operators to easily customize restoration designs and send them wirelessly to the precision mill that uses the latest restorative materials to produce fine esthetic restorations. E4D continues to expand the possibilities in dentistry with E4D Compass™ for restorative-driven implant solutions and E4D Compare™ adaptive learning technology for teaching institutions.  Contact us at www.e4d.com or like us at www.facebook.com/CadCamDentist.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), 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 nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 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 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 24 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.

About Aspen Dental Aspen Dental is one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S. with more than 400 practices in communities across 27 states, providing millions of Americans with access to quality, affordable dental care. Every Aspen Dental practice offers a full range of dental and denture services – including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work.

In 2012, Aspen Dental-branded practices recorded nearly 2.6 million patient visits and welcomed more than 550,000 new patients. The dentists and staff at Aspen Dental practices have a deep commitment to patient satisfaction, and every Aspen Dental office is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Aspen Dental practices are supported by Aspen Dental Management, Inc., a dental services organization that provides non-clinical business services to licensed, independent dentists.

To learn more about Aspen Dental practices and services preview the Aspen Dental patient experience, get answers to general treatment questions, find a location, and schedule appointments, visit www.aspendental.com.

To learn more about careers at Aspen Dental, visit http://aspendentaljobs.com.

SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.