Henry Schein Dentrix® Enterprise Dental Practice Management Software Selected for National Certification

Monday, July 12, 2010 Dental News
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Software's patient-centric focus, broad integration capabilities, efficiency, and cost drives decision for it to be deployed as the Electronic Dental Record solution for the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS)

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the

largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that Dentrix Enterprise Dental Practice Management software received National Certification from the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Information Technology and the Division of Oral Health.  Based on receiving the National Certification designation, Dentrix Enterprise, which has been in use by individual IHS sites for two years, can now be deployed as the Electronic Dental Record (EDR) solution for all federal and tribal sites in the United States.

Dentrix Enterprise will be integrated with the IHS Resource and Patient Management System to provide a comprehensive EDR solution for IHS Tribal and Urban dental programs. The EDR project aligns with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' strategic goals and supports the achievement of several goals in U.S. President Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, including modernization of health information technology, improved patient care, access to care in underserved rural populations, and the achievement of the "ACCESS for All America Plan" to serve 30 million people by 2015.

"It is gratifying that Dentrix Enterprise has received the prestigious National Certification designation and has been selected by IHS for this important project, and we are confident it will deliver all of the benefits anticipated," said Jim Harding, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Henry Schein. "More than 1,800 dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants will rely on the IHS Electronic Dental Record to help provide approximately 1.5 million patients with the highest quality of care. To help the IHS meet this challenge, we bring more than 20 years of Microsoft® Windows development experience and expertise derived from more than 28,000 Dentrix installations in North America and around the world."  

About The Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions and Executive Orders.

The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS currently provides health services in more than 230 hospitals and clinics to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to more than 564 federally recognized tribes in 36 states. IHS dental professionals strive to prevent as much dental disease as possible through organized prevention programs and limit existing disease through active clinical programs.

About Dentrix Enterprise

Dentrix Enterprise is a Dental Practice Management Solution for multi-site organizations, Federal Qualified Health Centers and large group practices. The system's real-time capability is tailored for growing multi-site dental organizations looking for instant access to up-to-date data. Its complete integration architecture, robust HL7-integration capabilities, and powerful management tools effectively streamline and link medical and dental data in a secure HIPAA-compliant Electronic Dental Record. Dentrix Enterprise is designed to handle any number of clinics and workstations and all tasks can be centralized with multi-location Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting, paving the way for increased clinic efficiency.  Dentrix Enterprise is recognized as the leading Dental Practice Management Solution installed in Community Health Centers across America.

When Dentrix was first released in 1989, it pioneered the philosophy of the fully integrated dental practice solution, where data seamlessly flows from the operatory to the front desk and back again.

Since then, Dentrix Enterprise has integrated many features from digital radiography and intraoral imaging, to electronic services. Robust practice management features, leading-edge clinical tools and extensive customization options make Dentrix Enterprise a powerful and flexible dental practice management system.

As a product of Henry Schein, Dentrix Enterprise meets Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status. Members of the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program must meet rigorous certification criteria and must have a proven track record of expertise in a given solution area by providing real-world customer references. For more information about the Dentrix Enterprise solution, please visit www.dentrixenterprise.com.

About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company's four business groups -- Dental, Medical, International and Technology -- serve more than 600,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs over 13,500 people and has operations or affiliates in 23 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $6.5 billion in 2009. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.

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Risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current and historical results include, but are not limited to: decreased customer demand and changes in vendor credit terms; disruptions in financial markets; general economic conditions; effects of a highly competitive market; changes in the healthcare industry; changes in regulatory requirements; risks from expansion of customer purchasing power and multi-tiered costing structures; risks associated with our international operations; fluctuations in quarterly earnings; our dependence on third parties for the manufacture and supply of our products; transitional challenges associated with acquisitions, including the failure to achieve anticipated synergies; financial risks associated with acquisitions; regulatory and litigation risks; the dependence on our continued product development, technical support and successful marketing in the technology segment; risks from disruption to our information systems; our dependence upon sales personnel, manufacturers and customers; our dependence on our senior management; possible increases in the cost of shipping our products or other service issues with our third-party shippers; risks from rapid technological change; possible volatility of the market price of our common stock; certain provisions in our governing documents that may discourage third-party acquisitions of us; and changes in tax legislation.  The order in which these factors appear should not be construed to indicate their relative importance or priority.  

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SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.


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