Coinciding with the 148th session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, where an oral health resolution is on the agenda for adoption by governments, FDI releases Vision 2030: Delivering Optimal Oral Health for All, a timely report that offers a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary roadmap on how to impact health policies and tackle challenges to improve oral health and reduce oral health inequalities over the next decade.
Vision 2030 recommends strategies to address the oral disease burden that communities can adapt to their own needs and circumstances, enabling them to implement relevant solutions. The report also considers how broad societal shifts, such as ageing populations, will require the oral health workforce to adapt and remain equipped to deliver consistent care.
"Vision 2030 outlines the ways in which we can integrate our profession within global development agendas, including the UN Sustainable Development goals and the implementation of universal health coverage, that determine important health priorities," says Prof. David Williams, FDI Vision 2030 Working Group co-chair.
Prof. Michael Glick, FDI Vision 2030 Working Group co-chair, adds: "How can we, as members of the oral health community, anticipate transformational changes and trends in the global healthcare environment? How do we seize opportunities to become productive members of healthcare teams delivering person-centered care? These are some of the broad questions we strive to answer through Vision 2030."
Achieving optimal oral health for all requires strong advocates who are ready to tackle this major public health challenge. Through the steps laid out in Vision 2030, the oral health profession will be well-equipped to argue for the better integration of oral health within overall health, united behind a set of shared aims.
The authors of the Vision 2030 report, an expert team of professionals hailing from diverse sectors within the healthcare community, have emphasized the need to engage with the public, as well as a range of other stakeholders. Vision 2030 calls for patients themselves to be well-informed advocates for their own oral health and be able to take an active role in their treatment decisions. From the patient to the profession, Vision 2030 drives the message home that there is no health without oral health.
About FDI World Dental Federation
Founded in 1900, FDI World Dental Federation is an international, membership-based organization that serves as the main representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, active in some 200 national dental associations and specialist groups in close to 130 countries. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, FDI's mission is to lead the world to optimal oral health.
Vision 2030 Working Group: Michael Glick (Co-Chair), David M. Williams (Co-Chair), Ihsane Ben Yahya, William W. M. Cheung, Enzo Bondioni, Pam Clark, Stefan Listl, Manu Raj Mathur, Peter Mossey, Hiroshi Ogawa, Gerhard K. Seeberger, Michael Sereny.
CareCredit, a leading provider of health, wellness and personal care credit products and RevenueWell, a leader in patient engagement solutions for dental practices, today announced a partnership to help practices aid more of their patients get the care they need. By integrating CareCredit within the RevenueWell platform, front office dental teams will have access to fast and easy tools to make it easier to educate patients about financial options.
When patients have an out-of-pocket expense for their dental care needs, cost can be a concern and barrier to treatment — especially during a financially challenging time. To help overcome this challenge, RevenueWell has integrated the CareCredit Quickscreen™ product so practices can easily communicate the availability of special financing options without leaving the RevenueWell platform. With this integration, practices can automatically identify patients on the schedule who are pre-approved with no impact to their credit bureau report or those patients who already have an existing CareCredit credit card. Giving patients the ability to pay for their dental care with CareCredit helps patients to spread out their investment over time, while practices are able to get paid within two business days.
“Often times, patients may delay or decline recommended treatment because of unspoken cost concerns,” said Doug Hammond, senior vice president and general manager at CareCredit. “By partnering with RevenueWell and integrating Quickscreen™, we hope to provide doctors and their teams with a simple, easy way to see who is pre-approved for special financing options so that they can comfortably communicate the benefits of CareCredit and encourage patients to move forward with needed care.”
“We are excited to join forces with CareCredit to provide our practices an additional resource to increase case acceptance, while giving patients an additional financing option for their oral healthcare needs,” said Alex Nozdrin, chief marketing officer at RevenueWell.”
About Revenue Well
Founded in 2010, RevenueWell enables dental practices to manage patient engagement, patient relationships, online practice reputation and appointment reminders. The company also offers desktop two-way texting, VoIP phones, electronic patient intake forms and an enterprise management dashboard that allows group practices and dental service organizations to manage their portfolios. RevenueWell’s product suite and integration with the leading practice management software providers help reduce manual labor by automating and facilitating patient contact and patient interactions, which lead to strong ROI for its dental office customers. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.RevenueWell.com.
CareCredit, a Synchrony solution, is a leading provider of promotional financing to consumers for health, veterinary and personal care procedures, services and products. For more than 30 years, CareCredit has helped millions of people by offering special financing options with convenient monthly payments. CareCredit is accepted at more than 240,000 locations for a wide variety of health and wellness procedures, treatments, products and services. More information can be found at www.carecredit.com/hfma.
Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company. We deliver a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative consumer banking products, across key industries including digital, retail, home, auto, travel, health and pet. Synchrony enables our partners to grow sales and loyalty with consumers. We are one of the largest issuers of private label credit cards in the United States; we also offer co-branded products, installment loans and consumer financing products for small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers. Synchrony is changing what’s possible through our digital capabilities, deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, frictionless customer experience and customized financing solutions.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Oral Care seeks to advance healthy oral care habits to transform people’s health while reducing impact on the planet through its new sustainability commitments. The platform, “Healthy Smiles. Healthy Lives. Healthy Planet.”, guides its oral care brands, including Oral-B and Crest, to help unlock the lifechanging power of healthy oral care habits for all.
The World Health Organization estimates oral diseases affect 3.58 billion people, with cavities being the most prevalent issue. Both Oral-B and Crest are working to educate and enable 2 billion people to adopt healthy oral care habits by 2030, reducing their environmental footprint and enabling responsible consumption along the way.
“We are on a mission to help more people around the world understand the connection of their oral care routine to their overall health and how small changes can make a big impact,” said Alexandra Vegas, Senior Vice President Global Oral Care, P&G. “As we encourage everyone to brush twice daily for two minutes, we’ll continue to introduce products that make people want to build those healthy habits.”
Oral-B and Crest will focus their efforts on education and advocacy; enabling access to dental products and services; and innovation that makes the adoption of healthy habits enjoyable. Oral-B’s free Disney Magic Timer app, for example, is making 90% of kids brush for longer, establishing healthy brushing habits early on in childhood.
Healthy Habits for People
To drive healthy habits for people, Oral-B and Crest will improve access to oral care solutions and education to establish better oral health habits and continue to provide safe products with transparency.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, when people couldn’t visit their dentist, the brands helped protect oral health through educational articles, videos and livestreaming sessions. In the U.S., they have donated millions in product and dental care through their partnerships with Feeding America, Dental Lifeline Network and America’s Tooth Fairy. Oral-B and Crest will continue to partner with dental professionals, retailers and consumers to make progress.
Healthy Habits for the Planet
To drive healthy habits for the planet, Oral-B and Crest will encourage and enable responsible consumption by making their packaging 100% recyclable, starting with the transition to recyclable toothpaste tubes in Europe, the U.S. and Canada by 2025.
P&G Oral Care will also reduce its environmental footprint and strive for circular solutions while working with suppliers to secure transparent and responsible sourcing. Specific goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions in operations and improving water efficiency by 35% in P&G sites by 2030.
Today P&G Oral Care factories send zero manufacturing waste to landfill globally, and all U.S. and European sites purchase 100% renewable electricity. The company has improved energy efficiency across its global Oral Care production sites by nearly 20% since 2010.
These goals are rooted in P&G's Ambition 2030 Sustainability Program, as well as three United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Good Health and Wellbeing, Responsible Consumption and Production, and Reduced Inequality.
“We take a holistic approach in the way we design our oral health innovation, considering both the health of people and our planet,” said Lisa Ernst, Senior Vice President Oral Care R&D, P&G. “For example, our Oral-B electric toothbrushes help people brush better for longer and reduce oral care issues such as gum inflammation. For people who prefer to use manual toothbrushes, Oral-B Clic features replaceable toothbrush heads that reduce plastic waste by 60%.”
Visit the Oral-B website for more details on “Healthy Smiles. Healthy Lives. Healthy Planet.”
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.
The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) invites third-graders across Pennsylvania to show their creativity this February in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM).
The theme for 2021 is: "Water, Nature's Drink!" The American Dental Association (ADA) emphasizes that the attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. By participating in the annual celebration of NCDHM, members of the dental team, parents, teachers and others can help keep children's smiles beautiful now and for years to come.
Those who participate in PDA's poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes. Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries. The first-place winner will be awarded $500. In addition, the first-place winner's school and teacher will each receive a $250 prize. The second-place winner will receive $250, while the third-place winner will receive $100.
PDA offers classroom resources, including a lesson plan featuring information on dental health, classroom activities and fun worksheets for the students. These lesson plan kits are distributed electronically. Please contact Michelle Berrones at email@example.com to receive these materials along with the contest rules. Complimentary NCDHM posters are also available by request.
All entries for the poster contest must be submitted by Friday, March 5. Please mail the entry to: Pennsylvania Dental Association, Attn: NCDHM Poster Contest, 3501 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. PDA will announce the top three winners in early April.
About the Pennsylvania Dental Association
Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 5,100 member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA's mission is to improve the public health, promote the art and science of dentistry and represent the interests of its member dentists and their patients. PDA is the voice of dentistry in Pennsylvania. For more information on PDA, visit our website at www.padental.org.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association
Despite the many challenges of 2020, MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions and intraoral imaging devices, marked a banner year of awards and accolades.
For starters, the 8-year-old privately held company was ranked by Inc. Magazine, as #1303 on its annual Inc. 5000 List, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
This distinction was based on three years of revenue growth driven by the company’s two core products: the TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform and the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera. Both of these products are highly rated by dental clinicians and educators alike for value and functionality.
For example, TeleDent™ was awarded a Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. “The Cellerant BOC Awards are decided in an unbiased manner by a panel of the dental industry’s most respected technology thought leaders,” explained Brant Herman, Founder and CEO of MouthWatch, LLC. “We are honored to be recognized by these well-respected influencers.”
During 2020, TeleDent™ also earned a Dentistry Today “Top Innovative Products Award” as well as the magazine’s “Reader’s Choice Award”. This recognition is based on the amount of product inquiries received by the publication. “Now more than ever, there is a growing interest in TeleDent™ as a highly effective for delivering safe, more efficient and more convenient dental care, “ said Herman.
The MouthWatch Intraoral Camera earned its share of industry accolades as well, including the 2020 “Dental Townie Choice Award®. “What makes this award especially significant was that it marked the first time a product won via 100% write-in ballot. “We are blessed with the dental industry’s most passionate and loyal customers,” said Herman.
In addition, the extremely popular dental imaging product was also named one of Dentistry Today’s “Top 100 Products”. According to Herman, “We are proud and thankful to the dental industry thought leaders and everyday clinicians who strongly support our product offerings and inspire us to provide the dental industry with an unparalleled combination of performance and value.”
For more information about MouthWatch and its innovative teledentistry solutions and intraoral imaging devices, visit www.MouthWatch.com.
About MouthWatch LLC:
Headquartered in Metuchen, New Jersey, MouthWatch, LLC is a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices. The company is dedicated to finding new ways to constantly improve the dental health experience for both patient and provider.
In 2020, MouthWatch received the following awards and accolades: The 2020 Dental Townie Choice Award® for the affordable / high quality MouthWatch Intraoral Camera, the 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Award for TeleDent™, the provider-focused, patient-friendly teledentistry platform; TeleDent also won Dentistry Today’s 2020 Top Innovative Products Award and the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera was awarded the Dentistry Today Top 100 Products Award. The company was also ranked #1303 in the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. For more information, visit www.MouthWatch.com.
Today DenMat Holdings, LLC (“DenMat”) announced that it has launched another new product in the Oral Hygiene category, ZEN CP+. This unique desensitizing gel alleviates tooth sensitivity and discomfort by delivering nano-sized calcium phosphate minerals to the tooth surface, occluding and penetrating deep inside the dentinal tubules. The patent-pending microsphere technology reacts with saliva to deliver mineral-forming calcium phosphate ions.
“This innovative new product helps dental professionals treat tooth sensitivity by using what is already present in the tooth – calcium phosphate” says David Casper, CEO of DenMat. “Our team recognized a need for a new product in this space, one that treats patients in a safer, more effective manner. University research data shows ZEN CP+ to be a superior alternative to other desensitizing products in its ability to occlude dentinal tubules.”
ZEN CP+ is formulated with CAPOSAL® microsphere technology, featuring small particles consisting of calcium phosphate that penetrate the dentin tubules and rapidly release calcium and phosphate ions for rapid mineralization. Minerals are formed deep into the dentin tubules and are unaffected by wear and acid. ZEN CP+ does not contain any milk-derived proteins so it is safe for all patients including those with milk-based allergies. Designed for daily use, ZEN CP+ is available in 45 gram tubes and is simply brushed on to the teeth as part of one’s daily oral care regimen.
ZEN CP+ will be available to dental professionals via dental dealers and will be available to consumers through dental offices in the United States and Canada. For more information visit https://www.denmat.com/zencp
Since 1974, DenMat is a leader in high-quality dental products for dental professionals around the world. DenMat makes and assembles most of its products at its world headquarters on the Central Coast of California. DenMat offers three main product categories: Consumables, Small Equipment, and a Dental Laboratory. DenMat's consumables include brands that are known and trusted, including Fluoridex®, Geristore®, Core Paste®, Tenure®, Ultra-Bond®, Infinity®, SplashMax®, Precision®, Perfectemp®, Atridox® and LumiSmile White®. DenMat's small equipment offering includes a broad range of products, including NV®PRO3 and SOL® soft-tissue diode lasers, the Rotadent® power toothbrush, PeriOptix® magnification loupes and lights, and Flashlite® curing lights. DenMat is also home to Lumineers®, the world's #1 patient-requested thin veneer, Snap-On Smile®, the life-changing removable appliance and OrthoClear® the affordable clear aligner solution.
Seattle Study Club’s 2021 Symposium, Revisualizing Reality, offers an unprecedented opportunity to learn from over 70 of the finest minds in dentistry and dental laboratory technology. With presenters hand-selected for the breadth and depth of their knowledge as well as their teaching ability, the program offers a dental technician track, clinical track, surgical track, and a team program. 10 CE credits are available for laboratory technicians. The virtual program will be live streamed January 29-31, 2021, plus 28 days of on-demand available after the program. To learn more, visit https://seattlestudyclub.com/symposium/.
DMG announced that its complete 3D digital printing solution featuring advanced 3D technology and industry-leading resins is now available.
The Company’s complete 3D digital printing solution includes:
• 3D integrated technology: the 3Demax, a DLP (Digital Light Processing) 3D printer; the 3Dewash cleaning unit; and the 3Decure curing unit
• 3D resins: LuxaPrint Cast, LuxaPrint Model, LuxaPrint Ortho, LuxaPrint Tray, and LuxaPrint Gingiva
This launch marks the culmination of years of dedicated effort by DMG to develop a complete solution offering an integrated, more simplified, and validated approach to dental 3D printing for both new and experienced users. As leaders in innovative restorative dental materials, prosthetics, and technology, DMG’s digital portfolio offers all the components needed for an efficient digital workflow from a single source.
There are three integrated components to DMG’s 3D printing technology:
• The 3Demax is a powerful 3D printer that delivers ultra-fine (+/- 34 micron) resolution and utilizes RFID technology to minimize the risk of misprints. Its patented Force Feedback technology accelerates printing speed by up to 50%, and its ultra-compact footprint measures just over one square foot. The 3Demax is ideal for surgical guides, burn-out casting molds, mouth guards, occlusal splints, crowns and bridges, physical models and more.
• The 3Dewash is a fully integrated unit that washes the remaining non-polymerized resin from 3D printed devices.
• The 3Decure is a fully integrated unit that conveniently cures 3D resins with 360° illumination.
A fourth component – DentaMile connect software – will be available later in the year and will integrate with these three pieces of hardware. The intuitive, cloud-based software solution connects and aligns all components and documents, while securing and validating the fabrication workflow for the printed devices created using DMG’s complete 3D digital printing solution.
Complementing the Company’s integrated technology line is LuxaPrint, the line-up of high-quality, light-cured dental materials for additive digital prosthetics:
• LuxaPrint Model, designed for the fabrication of highly precise and esthetically demanding 3D printed models, including thermoformed splints.
• LuxaPrint Ortho, an autoclavable resin with 99% transparency, used for the fabrication of highly precise surgical guides and splints.
• LuxaPrint Tray, suitable for all types of 3D printed custom impression trays.
• LuxaPrint Gingiva, ideal for the precise replication of natural-looking gingival masks to help simulate the periodontal status for dental laboratory or master models.
• LuxaPrint Cast, designed for the fabrication of residue-free burn-out molds (e.g., model and denture framework castings, crowns, and bridges).
Additional resin materials will be available later in the year.
DMG’s extensive line-up of LuxaPrint resins, combined with the Company’s three pieces of hardware and soon with its DentaMile connect software, offers dental professionals a complete and integrated 3D digital printing solution to simplify and validate their workflow.
For more information, dental professionals may:
• Request a 3D digital printed sample at https://dmg-connect.com/digital-sample-request/.
• Schedule a demo using DMG’s online appointment page at https://dmg-connect.com/schedule-yourdigital-3d-printing-appointment-with-us/.
• Contact their DMG rep.
DMG manufactures and distributes market-leading restorative materials and preventive products that are internationally recognized for their quality and innovation. Known for breakthrough dental technology, including flagship products Luxatemp® and LuxaCore® Z Dual, the revolutionary Icon® resin infiltrant, LuxaCrown®, and the new 3Demax printing solution and LuxaPrint resins, DMG is committed to helping dental and lab professionals meet their needs through innovation, collaboration, and dedication. For more information about DMG products, or to find a sales representative, please visit online at www.dmg-america.com, or call (800) 662-6383
The AiroPur Dental Aerosol Suction Cup is a disposable suction device for controlling aerosols, especially during procedures such as ultrasonic scaling or coronal polishing. The product provides peace of mind for dentists and hygienists at an extremely friendly price-point. Dental practices can also promote its use to patients as an innovative measure taken against the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses.
Inserts Right into the HVE Hose
The AiroPur inserts right into the end of your High-Volume Evacuation (HVE) hose. The patient holds the top of the AiroPur even with their lower lip while the HVE is operational, effectively pulling aerosols from the mouth and the air surrounding the patient’s face. The simple device eliminates the need for bulky or expensive new equipment, saving dollars as well as precious space in the operatory.
Disposable + Autoclavable
At less than $1 apiece, AiroPur is priced to be inexpensive enough to be disposable. However, its construction also makes the AiroPur autoclavable for re-use.
Pricing and Availability
The AiroPur suction device comes in 40-count packages at a retail price of $39.00. to purchase, visit https://www.hodentalcompany.com/product/airopur-dental-aerosol-suction-cup.
The Fight Against COVID-19
Ho Dental Founder and Inventor Dr. Phillip Ho, DMD, created the AiroPur as the latest in his personal effort to fight against the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Ho also serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for ACatechol, a company recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the development of a germicidal coating technology that protects against the spread of Coronaviruses by touch. His brother, Dr. David Ho, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, is at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development.
About Ho Dental Company
Ho Dental Company is a premier dental supply company located in Las Vegas, NV. Founder Dr. Phillip Ho, DMD, has more than 30 years of product development experience. He also operates a full-time dental practice in Santa Barbara, CA. His goal is to help dentists like himself save time and money while improving results and client satisfaction. Visit: https://www.hodentalcompany.com
Henry Schein Inc. today announced that registration for Dentology, powered by Henry Schein, is open. The company’s first virtual international symposium on digital dentistry, the event will provide high-value content through an extensive range of expert-led lectures from internationally renowned dental professionals. Within Dentology, participants from around the globe will be able to engage with industry experts. The event will take place on January 29 and 30, 2021.
The featured keynote speakers for Dentology are Dr. Christian Coachman (Brazil) and Dr.Simon Chard (UK):
Dr. Christian Coachman graduated in Dentistry and in Dental Technology from the University of São Paulo and is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He will talk about the impact digitalization has had on dentistry; and
Dr. Simon Chard qualified with Honors from King’s College London Dental Institute and selected as the fourth most influential dentist in UK dentistry as voted by the profession in Dentistry Magazine in 2020. He is also a member of the board of directors for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He will talk about innovation in patient communication with social media.
The Symposium’s experts represent the entire world of digital dentistry, and range from Dr. Ole Schmitt and Dr. Andreas Kurbad (Germany), Prof. Dr. Guillermo Pradíes and Dr. Ferran Llansana (Spain), Dr. Jacques Vermeulen and Dr. Christian Moussally (France), Stefano Negrini and Dr. Mauro Fazioni (Italy), Wouter Reybrouck (Belgium), Prof. Dr. Daniël Wismeijer (The Netherlands), Dr. Ian Buckle (UK) and Dr. Katya Archambault (USA). They will cover topics such as the digital workflow, digital implantology and orthodontics, and the recognition of digital pathology. They will also answer common questions, such as how to best start with digital dentistry, how to make the most of intraoral scanner technologies, and how to use digitalization for customer communication.
The Dentology guest speaker will be Randi Zuckerberg, an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and Emmy-nominated tech media personality. Having been raised by a dentist, Ms. Zuckerberg is familiar with the dental industry. Prior to founding her own company Zuckerberg Media, she was one of the first Facebook employees and was ranked amongst the "50 Digital Power Players" by The Hollywood Reporter.
“With Dentology, Henry Schein underlines the Company’s aim to provide the solutions that dental professionals can use to grow their businesses. We are here to help our customers operate their practice successfully and deliver quality patient care by providing insights into the latest innovations in the business, clinical, technology, and supply chain solutions we offer. This is possible thanks to our network of trusted advisors and commitment to our brand promise that customers can Rely on Us,” said Andrea Albertini, President, EMEA Dental Distribution Group, of Henry Schein.
Newcomers as well as advanced users in digital dentistry can experience the extraordinary opportunities digitalization provides during their visit to the virtual world of Dentology. Henry Schein is leading health care professionals through the full digital journey to best suit their individual practices.
All speeches and breakout sessions from January 29 and 30, 2021 will be available for participants as on-demand videos from February 01 to 27, 2021 on the Dentology platform. This enables participants to review sessions and watch presentations that they were not able to see live. It can also be used to share their experience with their dental team for decision making processes. The event language will be English. All live presentations will be subtitled in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. A Certificate of Attendance will be available.
More information about the event, the ticketing and registration process, and technical requirements are available at www.dentology.world. Please note that the time zone indicated on the website is CET.
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 more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help 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 laboratories, government 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® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company's sales from continuing operations reached $10.0 billion in 2019, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.