MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that it will offer BruxZir® NOW milling blocks, which enable practitioners to offer patients high-strength, authentic BruxZir Solid Zirconia restorations in one visit.
BruxZir NOW milling blocks produce restorations that can be designed and fabricated in-office, and are available in 14 shades that correspond to the VITA® Classical shade system. According to Prismatik Dentalcraft, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Glidewell Laboratories, finished BruxZir NOW crowns feature flexural strengths of greater than 800 MPa.
"BruxZir NOW is the first and only fully sintered chairside zirconia, and an excellent material choice for dentists who want to offer one-visit BruxZir crowns to their patients. Henry Schein continues to be an excellent partner, and we are thrilled to have them represent our CAD/CAM portfolio of products," said David Casper, President of Prismatik Dentalcraft, Inc., the device and materials division of Glidewell Laboratories.
BruxZir NOW, combined with the TS150™ Chairside Milling Solution from IOS Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Glidewell Laboratories, also offered through Henry Schein, provides practitioners with the ability to deliver in-office one-visit crown services to their patients. Henry Schein also offers the BruxZir NOW blocks to dental laboratories to provide technicians with a Zirconia restoration that requires less processing time.
"Henry Schein ConnectDental® digital dentistry solutions are all about customer choice and enhanced patient care," said Dr. Robert Gottlander, Chief Marketing Officer, Henry Schein Global Dental Group. "BruxZir NOW provides practitioners with an opportunity to treat a patient population increasingly pressed for time with quality zirconia restorations in one visit."
Henry Schein will showcase the BruxZir NOW milling blocks at the Henry Schein ConnectDental Pavilion during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting taking place
February 25-27. The ConnectDental Pavilion will be located outside the trade show hall across from the registration area.
Practitioners interested in BruxZir NOW can also call Henry Schein Dental at 1-800-645-6594 or visit www.henryschein.com.
About Glidewell Laboratories
Glidewell Laboratories, based in Newport Beach, California, is an industry-leading provider of high-quality dental lab products and services to dental professionals around the world. Established in January 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, the lab has a decades-long heritage of technological innovation. Glidewell Laboratories has been at the forefront of dental CAD/CAM development, promoting a forward-thinking strategy that includes materials advancement, technique improvement, and clinical education in an effort to bring comprehensive treatment to patients across the economic spectrum.
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 S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs nearly 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million 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 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 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 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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