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The PDS® Foundation’s Mobile Dental Clinic Provided Donated Dentistry to Patients at Northern Nevada Community Housing

Posted on July 23, 2019

Smile Generation®-trusted dentists provided over $22,000 of oral health care at the housing development

The Pacific Dental Services®(PDS) Foundation is pleased to announce its Mobile Dental Clinic (MDC) provided donated dentistry to patients in need at Northern Nevada Community Housing in Reno. In partnership with The Smile Generation®, on Saturday, July 13, 23 Smile Generation-trusted dentists and volunteers provided $22,211 of donated dentistry to 24 patients.

“Being able to see and treat so many patients at the Northern Nevada Community Housing development was an honor and a privilege for our dentists,” said Kyle Guerin, PDS Foundation & Corporate Social Responsibility. “Patients who visit the Mobile Dental Clinic are amazed that we’re able to provide this level of service, and that they get to walk away with healthier and happier smiles.”

The Mobile Dental Clinic tour will continue traveling around the United States to provide comprehensive oral health care to hundreds of patients in underserved communities. Previously, the Mobile Dental Clinic provided donated dentistry to patients at Sacramento Children’s HomeBethlehem Center in Visalia, CA, and at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Long Beach, CA. In addition to partnering with Northern Nevada Community Housing, the PDS Foundation will be providing access to care to underserved patients at Rose Haven in Portland, OR, the Key Clinic event in Lakebay, WA, and the Stand Down event in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The PDS Foundation’s Mobile Dental Clinic enables Smile Generation-trusted clinicians and volunteers to provide donated dental care to people in challenged areas, and also provide dentistry to patients during major community healthcare events. 

About Pacific Dental Services® Foundation

The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to create opportunities to serve through improving oral healthcare locally, nationally and internationally. By creating opportunities to serve, the PDS Foundation positively enhances the lives of those in need, and in turn, those who serve. The Foundation provides access and advocacy to disadvantaged and underserved communities in four key areas: PDS Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic, Special Needs Advocacy and Training, Oral Health Scholarships, and International Trips. For more information, visit www.pdsfoundation.org.

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About The Smile Generation®

The Smile Generation is a referral service that connects patients with trusted dentists and financial options that helps patients afford the care they want and need. The Smile Generation network is made up of more than 700 dental offices throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Smile Generation-trusted offices are supported by Pacific Dental Services®. For more information, visit http://www.smilegeneration.com

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Henry Schein One Announces Full Dentrix Smart Image™ Integration With Planmeca Romexis® Software Suite

Posted on July 23, 2019

Integration Enables Centralized Images in the Patient Chart Generated from All Planmeca Devices

Henry Schein One announced today the full integration of Dentrix® G7 and Dentrix Smart Image with the Planmeca Romexis software suite, which for the first time ever, allows images generated from any Planmeca device into the Dentrix patient chart, creating a seamless workflow for dental professionals.

Part of Dentrix G7, the latest upgrade to Dentrix practice management software, Dentrix Smart Image allows dental professionals to view various image types from several participating third party vendors in the Dentrix Patient Chart, helping to automate common imaging and practice management-related activities. By integrating Planmeca Romexis with Dentrix Smart Image, practitioners can access images generated from any Planmeca device, including Panoramic, 2D intraoral and extraoral imaging units, 3D systems and CAD/CAM, from a single place in Dentrix – the Patient Chart – which improves workflows for case diagnosis and acceptance.

In addition to automatically transferring images into the Patient Chart, Dentrix Smart Image automates workflows for Planmeca users by posting individual procedures to the ledger to facilitate payment, updating the patient’s record for accurate tracking of eligibility dates for new images, and adding an entry in the patient’s progress notes. With the upcoming release of Dentrix G7.3, Planmeca images will be automatically attached to insurance eclaims, as well.

"Henry Schein One and Planmeca are committed to providing dental professionals with innovative practice management tools, so they can focus on patient care," said Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein One. “With Dentrix Smart Image and Planmeca fully integrated, we are streamlining the practice workflow and redefining the way practices interact with imaging systems."

Planmeca was among the leading imaging vendors to have signed on to support Dentrix Smart Image, quickly becoming a premier access vendor, and now they are the first to integrate its entire portfolio of imaging devices.

“We are proud to be the first vendor bringing this next level of automation and practice efficiency, in partnership with Henry Schein One,” said Ed McDonough, President, Planmeca USA. “With the full integration of Planmeca Romexis and Dentrix Smart Image, we are increasing efficiencies for dental practices and allowing clinicians more time to focus on their patients.”

For more information, visit https://www.dentrix.com/smartimage. Use of Dentrix Smart Image as a diagnostic aid and must be in combination with other diagnostic aids, PACS systems, and clinical experience to form a diagnosis and should not be solely relied upon for diagnosis.  For information related to cautions and warnings, please consult the. User Guide and the Instructions for Use.

About Henry Schein One

Henry Schein One, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, Inc. established in partnership with Internet Brands in 2018, is a software company providing integrated software and services to the dental industry. Headquartered in American Fork, Utah, the company offers market-leading solutions for dental practices, including Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Dentrix Enterprise, Easy Dental, TechCentral, Demandforce, Sesame Communications, Lighthouse360, Officite, and DentalPlans.com as well as international companies, including Software of Excellence, Logiciel Julie, InfoMed, Exan, and LabNet, among others. For more information, visit www.henryscheinone.com.

About Planmeca

Planmeca is the largest privately held company in the dental equipment market and one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of dental X-rays and core equipment. With a North American office located in Roselle, Illinois, and international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. For more information, visit www.planmecausa.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PlanmecaUSA, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlanmecaUSA and LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/company/planmeca-inc.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides over 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratoriesgovernment and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.

A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company's sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.comFacebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter. Sign up to receive real-time alerts when Henry Schein press releases are issued.







Orascoptic™ Launches Latest Innovation: TruColor™ Technology

Posted on July 22, 2019

Orascoptic is proud to announce a breakthrough in loupe illumination. TruColor™ is Orascoptic’s pioneering technology to achieve high color rendering index (CRI) illumination.  With this development, 90 CRI illumination is available for the first time in a loupe-mounted LED headlight, rendering colors much closer to natural sunlight and unlocking a markedly higher level of color accuracy.

Every loupe LED headlight currently available projects light that contains a relatively limited spectrum of colors, resulting in images that lack the true colors inherent in the viewed object. This can lead to surgical sites and oral surfaces that appear washed out and exhibit poor color accuracy.

TruColor represents a fundamental leap forward in loupe illumination technology.  Orascoptic research and development teams have achieved a color rendering index score greater than 90 across Orascoptic’s full range of loupe headlights, yielding more vivid, truer colors. By comparison, all other loupe headlights on the market exhibit CRI values in the low 70s or below. Natural sunlight scores at the maximum 100 in the CRI index.

By combining an enhanced light source with innovative lens design and light beam control, Orascoptic has unlocked this color spectrum without compromising other important lighting performance parameters. Orascoptic’s new TruColor headlights deliver advanced color rendering with no degradation in light output, spot uniformity or battery run time.  

Orascoptic loupes have already been demonstrated to deliver industry-leading scores in optical clarity, as measured by resolution and light transmission through the loupe optics.  With the addition of breakthrough color-rendering illumination, Orascoptic is proud to enable surgeons, dentists, hygienists and other medical professionals to more accurately visualize the work they perform. Clarity is better in TruColor.

To learn more about TruColor, visit https://hs.orascoptic.com/clarity-is-better-in-trucolor.







Lancet Series on Oral Health, Co-Authored by NYU Dentistry’s Habib Benzian, Calls for “Radical Reform” of Oral Healthcare

Posted on July 22, 2019

A special Lancet Series on Oral Health, published today in The Lancet, presents an “urgent need for radical reform” of oral healthcare to prioritize prevention and integrate dentistry into primary care. The series is comprised of two papers, both co-authored by Habib Benzian, DDS, MScDPH, PhD, the associate director of global health and policy for NYU College of Dentistry’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry—the only WHO Collaborating Center on oral health in the Americas.

Oral diseases, including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancers, are major global public health problems affecting half of the world’s population, but they have gone largely unnoticed.

“This immense disease burden is an important starting point to rethink the current oral healthcare approach, which leaves large parts of the world’s population without access to even basic dental care,” said Benzian, who is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Colleges of Dentistry and Global Public Health. “By dedicating a special series to oral health, The Lancet is creating visibility and urgency for a long-overlooked public health crisis, and my co-authors and I offer solutions to improve global oral health and reduce inequalities.”

In high-income countries, oral healthcare is dominated by treatment—including high-tech, high-cost interventions—rather than tackling the underlying causes of disease and preventing it.  In low- and middle-income countries, however, dentistry is largely unavailable and unaffordable.

As part of prioritizing prevention, the Lancet Series also examines the need to reduce sugar, alcohol, and tobacco consumption to improve oral health and other chronic conditions.  Sugar, in particular, is recognized as the leading cause of tooth decay. The authors call for the adoption of a range of policy changes to protect and improve health, including taxing sugary drinks and stronger regulation on advertising targeting children.

The Lancet Series also explores the problematic rift among oral healthcare, mainstream healthcare, and health policy.  The series provides recommendations for system-wide reforms.

“Oral healthcare is isolated from mainstream healthcare. Thus we need a fundamentally different approach that integrates the two. A reformed oral healthcare system needs to incentivize prevention, embrace a wider team of health professionals, including primary care and mid-level providers, use evidence-based treatments, and respond to the diverse needs of local populations,” said Benzian. “The growing global momentum towards universal health coverage provides a unique opportunity to reform oral healthcare. Bold efforts in Brazil and Thailand have demonstrated that major reforms are possible and can benefit oral health. Countries like France have embraced the principles of universal health coverage and are now changing their systems to include oral healthcare in innovative ways.”

“Prevention is a key factor in reforming oral healthcare, and it is currently underutilized,” added Richard Niederman, DMD, chair of the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at the NYU College of Dentistry and director of the WHO Collaborating Center. “Our studies of cavity prevention programs for U.S. children show that these programs prevent tooth decay, improve school attendance and performance, and are cost-effective and cost-saving.”

The Lancet Series on Oral Health was led by researchers at the University College London and brings together 13 academic experts from 10 countries. The Lancet will launch the new series on Wednesday, July 24 in London. Benzian will share key policy recommendations at the event, speaking alongside other authors, invited global health leaders, and The Lancet’s editor-in-chief, Richard Horton.

NYU Dentistry’s WHO Collaborating Center will continue the conversation on reforming oral healthcare and universal health coverage with a United Nations (UN) side event in collaboration with The Lancet and the World Economic Forum. The event will take place September 22 in New York City, preceding the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage on September 23 during the UN General Assembly high-level week.

For embargoed access to the two-part series, please visit:

1) Oral diseases: a global public health challenge: www.thelancet-press.com/embargo/OralHealth1.pdf

2) Ending the neglect of global oral health: time for radical action: www.thelancet-press.com/embargo/OralHealth2.pdf







UTHealth Teaches Students How to Make Same-Day Crowns

Posted on July 22, 2019


UTHealth assistant professor Debra Stewart, DDS, participates in a digital dentistry training session.


If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be capped with a crown in a hurry, you will want to be seen by a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.

The school recently invested close to $1 million in its digital dentistry program to make sure all students earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery or DDS can make same-day crowns.

Traditionally, doctors make a mold, send it off to have a crown fabricated, and then ask the patient to come back in a week or two to have the crown installed.

Today’s digital dentists are using lasers to make impressions of damaged teeth and tiny mills to make the crowns themselves. There are no return visits, no molds of teeth, and no temporary crowns.

“Over the next five years, there will be a huge transition in dentistry in which more than 80% of all crowns will be designed and milled in-house,” said Michelle Thompson, DDS,  director of digital dentistry and assistant professor at UTHealth School of Dentistry.

Thompson, who completed her general practice residency at UTHealth, said, “We want to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest technology.”

This is a win-win for the school and the dental community.

“We’re going to be able to attract more applicants with this technology. Also, our grads will be able to walk into a dental practice and perform these high-tech procedures,” said Stephen Laman, DDS, digital dentistry instructor, associate professor, and group practice director with the school.

In all, the school acquired 27 new laser scanners and five new mills. A six-week summer orientation session was scheduled for faculty members along with students.

In the training, a student works in front of an exam table with the upper torso of a mannequin. The student inserts a laser device into the mouth of the dummy and an exact image of the damaged tooth appears on a computer screen.

“This is the same three-dimensional technology that engineers use to design airplanes and cars. Light bounces off the damaged teeth. It’s then relayed to the computer, which in turn designs an exact replica,” said Laman, noting that this technology is formally called computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing or CAD/CAM.

Laman has been repairing damaged teeth for decades and said the CAD/CAM-generated crowns are more precise than those made with a mold of the damaged teeth. “We have been monitoring this technology for years and it’s at the point where equivalent or better results can be obtained,” Laman said.

Maria Loza, DMD, MS, who chairs the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, is also training students.

“The move to digital dentistry began with digital photography, digital radiographs, and electronic health records. Now, we’re using this technology to make replacement teeth. In the future, I could see us also making bridges, implant crowns, and dentures with this technology,” said Loza, the Yun J. Ahn and Song Ahn, DDS Professor in Implant Dentistry at UTHealth.

Thompson said the school’s ultimate goal is for upper-level students to make same-day crowns in a School of Dentistry clinic.

Founded in 1905, UTHealth School of Dentistry was the first dental school in Texas and was a founding institution of the Texas Medical Center







KaVo Kerr Launches KaVo Care™—Genuine Repair, Made Easy

Posted on July 22, 2019

Offering predictability and peace of mind for handpiece service

KaVo Kerr is pleased to announce the launch of KaVo Care™, a unique service program designed to make handpiece repairs faster and easier. KaVo Care™ offers an online portal, kavocare.com, where customers will find flat-fee pricing based on the device they wish to service. From there they can submit and track the status of their repair order. To expedite the process, KaVo has made investments to expand their repair facility in Charlotte NC, so that most repairs will now be completed within 24 hours upon arrival.

KaVo Care™ is comprised of certified KaVo specialists that use only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts that meet the highest quality and regulatory standards. This ensures all devices operate again at their exceptional performance customers have come to expect from KaVo. With faster turnaround times, flat-fee pricing, and KaVo quality, KaVo Care™ offers predictability and peace of mind when it comes to handpiece service.

Learn more at www.KaVoCare.com.







IDEM Singapore 2020: Strong Interest in Southeast Asia Among North American Dental Manufacturers

Posted on July 22, 2019

IDEM 2020 (International Dental Exhibition and Meeting) Singapore will open its doors in 10 months. The event is widely considered to be one of the premier dental industry trade shows and conferences for the fast-growing Asian market. Very early sign-ups by North American dental manufacturers for IDEM Singapore 2020 indicate higher-than-ever interest from US and Canadian companies seeking to expand their sales into the Pacific Rim region. The 11th edition of IDEM will take place from April 24-26, 2020.

Product groups at the show cover the entire spectrum of dental medicine and dental technology – from materials and instruments, prophylaxis products, and pharmaceuticals to dental surgery and laboratory equipment. A top-notch scientific conference program will provide detailed information on the latest in scientific trends. The conference organizer is the Singapore Dental Association.

Over 30 North American dental manufacturers have already signed up for space. The majority of them will use the North American group exhibit organized by Koelnmesse’s subsidiary in Chicago.

Mette Petersen, President and Managing Director of Koelnmesse, Inc., Chicago, noted: “US dental products are in high demand in this part of the world. More than 30% of dental imports into Singapore actually originate from the United States. This time, we expect close to 40-50 North American companies to take part in IDEM 2020, most of them via our Pavilion Program. Based on early sign up levels this will be the strongest participation we have ever seen.“

IDEM will take place on two floors at the Suntec Singapore International Convention Center accommodating over 500 exhibitors from 40 countries. The last event in 2018 generated 8,500 visitors from the Pacific Rim region. IDEM attracts dealers, distributors, dentists, dental technicians, hygienists, and dental students from the entire ASEAN region. Besides the USA Pavilion, national pavilions will participate from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK, and Taiwan.







Parents Say Kids' Oral Health Not Making the Grade Observes Delta Dental Survey

Posted on July 18, 2019

The end of the academic year signals report card time for millions of households across America. Likewise, parents recently assigned grades to the status of their kids' oral health as a part of the Children's Oral Health Survey. Few parents (21%) nationwide would give their kids an excellent bill of oral health.

Views of their young ones' oral health tend to diminish over time as parents relinquish control of kids' brushing and flossing habits. For example, while 30% of parents score children under 3 years old with having excellent oral health, that number declines to 21% for 3-5 years old, 17% for 6-9 years old, and 14% for 10-12 years old.

Obstacles to children's healthy smiles

So what contributes to kids' oral health being less than it could be? Get your toothbrush ready … not brushing enough (50%) is the most popular response from parents, according to the Delta Dental national survey.

Other top responses include not flossing enough (46%), eating too many sweets (37%), and a family history of poor oral health (21%). 

No vacation from oral hygiene

"While most parents do not view their children's mouths as pictures of model health, there is an opportunity to inspire healthy oral care habits at an early age," said Dr. Joe Dill, DDS, MBA, Delta Dental Plans Association's vice president of dental science and network strategy.

"Summer break from school can be especially difficult for maintaining proper oral hygiene, as normal daily routines may be disrupted," Dr. Dill continued. "Regularly remind kids to brush for two minutes twice a day, including during summer vacation."

Parents can help keep their children's oral health on track with the free Delta Dental mobile app featuring a toothbrush timer. Delta Dental Mobile is optimized for iOS and Android devices (smartphones and tablets) and is available for download in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android devices. To learn more, search for Delta Dental in the app store.

About the survey

The Children's Oral Health Survey was conducted between December 31, 2018, and January 13, 2019, among a nationally representative sample of 1,481 parents of children ages 12 and under. The margin of error is +/- 3%.

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About Delta Dental Plans Association

Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, is the not-for-profit national association of the 39 independent Delta Dental companies. Through these companies, Delta Dental is the nation's largest provider of dental insurance, covering more than 78 million Americans, and offering the country's largest dental network with approximately 156,000 participating dentists. In 2017, Delta Dental companies provided more than $61 million in direct and in-kind community outreach support to improve the oral health of adults, children and infants in local communities across the country. For more information, visit: deltadental.com.

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Henry Schein One Awarded the North America Project of the Year Honor in WatchGuard’s 2019 Partner Awards

Posted on July 17, 2019

TechCentral, the office technology support and services division of Henry Schein One, announced today that WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication products, has named it as the North America Project of the Year winner in the company’s 2019 Partner Awards program. WatchGuard and its channel community gathered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to celebrate another year of tremendous growth and momentum — and honor top-performing partners.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to recognize TechCentral Omnicore™ with WatchGuard’s Project of the Year award. The level of customer service and support they’ve demonstrated over the past year represents the spirit of what it means to be a WatchGuardONE partner,” said Erik Halvorsen, vice president, Americas sales at WatchGuard. “It’s partners like TechCentral by Henry Schein One that make WatchGuard one of the top companies the security market, and we look forward to supporting the team for many years to come.”

The Project of the Year award recognizes WatchGuardONE Partners that have gone above and beyond to demonstrate the highest level of commitment to a single customer by deploying, managing, and maintaining WatchGuard’s products and services, resulting in a direct impact to the success of their business. The judges selected this year’s Project of the Year winners based on a variety of factors including the level of effort to win the deal, number of products and services used and sold, customer relationship and coordination with WatchGuard.

Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, Inc., combines practice management, marketing and patient engagement solutions into one connected management system to deliver software, hardware and services. OmniCore by TechCentral is an all-in-one “Network in a Box” that comes complete with a virtualized server, network-attached storage (NAS), a wireless access point and firewall and hybrid data backup, all contained in a sleek, mobile, low-profile rack that can easily be rolled into an office. With OmniCore, TechCentral also provides, monitors and maintains the network for a low, regular monthly cost that’s easy to budget in, so you don’t have to give the IT that runs your practice a second thought.

About WatchGuard’s Annual Partner Awards Program 

WatchGuard’s Annual Partner Awards program honors and recognizes top channel partners for their performance and unwavering commitment to WatchGuard’s mission of making enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity. Categories include “Partner of the Year,” “New Partner of the Year,” “Marketing Program of the Year” and “Project of the Year.” These prestigious awards are presented at WatchGuard’s Partner Kickoff events around the globe. For more information about WatchGuard and the WatchGuardONE Partner Program, visit https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-partners/channel-partners.

About Henry Schein One

Henry Schein One, founded in 2018 as a joint venture between Henry Schein and Internet Brands, is a software company providing integrated software and services to the dental industry. Headquartered in American Fork, Utah, the company offers market-leading solutions for dental practices, including Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Dentrix Enterprise, Easy Dental, TechCentral, Demandforce, Sesame Communications, Lighthouse360, Officite, and DentalPlans.com as well as international companies, including Software of Excellence, Logiciel Julie, InfoMed, Exan, and LabNet, among others. For more information, visit www.henryscheinone.com.







TechCentral OmniCore™ Recognized as a 2019 Best of Class Technology Award Winner

Posted on July 17, 2019

Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein Inc., has been selected as a 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award recipient.

“We are entering a new era in dentistry — one that will change how we diagnose, treat, and manage our patients and practices," said Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant and founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards. "This was a breakthrough year in product and services technologies. The panel spent hundreds of hours in close discussion reviewing and analyzing the corporate landscape. Pay close attention to our winners as they are truly leading the way to provide you what is best in today's contemporary practice.”

Henry Schein One combines practice management, marketing, and patient engagement solutions into one connected management system to deliver software, hardware and services. Henry Schein One was recognized for its TechCentral OmniCore™ all-in-one “Network in a Box,” which comes complete with a virtualized server, network-attached storage (NAS), a wireless access point and firewall, and hybrid data backup, all contained in a sleek, mobile, low-profile rack that can easily be rolled into an office.With OmniCore, TechCentral also provides, monitors, and maintains your network for a low, regular monthly cost that’s easy to budget in, so you don’t have to give the IT that runs your practice a second thought.

“Our goal is to help the doctor make the best decisions for their office which, in the end, benefits the patients that we all serve,” said John Flucke, DDS, Best of Class panel member. “I’m honored to be able to help my peers with the decision-making process and helping them wade through the plethora of high tech products that can change offices and lives for the better.”

“We are excited to be recognized by such a distinguished panel of thought leaders and educators,” said James A. Harding, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein One. “OmniCore’s features allow customers to access to a wide range of solutions ranging from patient acquisition to treatment and planning. Customers can rely on TechCentral to manage and maintain their dental practice network, helping them focus on delivering quality patient care.” -

About the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

Since the inaugural presentation in 2009, the Best of Class Technology Awards have grown to occupy a unique space in dentistry by creating awareness in the community of manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how practices will operate now and in the future.

The selection process relies on an expert panel of dentists recognized as thought leaders and educators. It includes Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Dr. John Flucke, Dr. Marty Jablow, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, Dr. Chris Salierno, and Dr. Lou Shuman. Over the course of each year, the panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting taking place in February. Panelists are precluded from voting in any category where they have consulting relationships. The entire selection process is conducted and managed on a not-for-profit basis.

For more information on the Cellerant Best of Class Awards and the 2019 Award Winners, go to cellerantconsulting.com/bestofclass.

About Cellerant Consulting Group

Founded and led by CEO Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, content marketing and dental media relations management. As an orthodontist and former owner of a 10-doctor multi-specialty private group practice, Dr. Shuman guides clients to offer products that engage dental customers and provide sustained differentiation. Cellerant operates under a unique model that merges leading voices in clinical product evaluation and strategic partner companies to provide a menu of services from one easily accessible network.







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