|Henry Schein Announces Release of Dentrix® G6|
Upgraded Practice Management Software Features New Enhancements to Help Improve Practice Productivity, Efficiency and Patient Care
MELVILLE, NY April 30, 2015 -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today the release of Dentrix® G6, the latest version of the award-winning dental practice management software. Dentrix G6 offers customers new features that enhance the user experience and enable practitioners to adopt paperless practices.
To help practices further automate daily tasks, such as scheduling, charting, treatment planning, billing and reporting, Dentrix G6 features upgrades to its financial analytics and accounting and billing tools that will make it easier to manage patient information. In addition, Dentrix G6 offers enhanced functionality to the existing eDex service, which allows easier access to patient information by enabling business and personal contacts to be merged and accessible on a single platform. Dentrix G6 also features a new “click to chat” button in the Help menu so customers can receive real-time answers to their questions from the Dentrix support team.
Another new button on the Dentrix G6 toolbar gives one-click access to the Dentrix Marketplace, an online store that offers products and services that work with Dentrix, including “Dentrix Connected” apps that integrate directly into the Dentrix system to eliminate duplicate data entry and speeds up the practice workflow.
"The Dentrix Marketplace, with its Dentrix Connected apps, offers Dentrix users a multitude of options to expand their Dentrix systems and integrate their practice technology,” said Chris Wadsworth, Senior Product Manager, Dentrix Partner Program. “The Dentrix Connected apps are designed by independent software vendors (ISVs) who use Marketplace to connect directly with thousands of our Dentrix users. Today, we have more than 25 vendors already certified to run with Dentrix G6 and hundreds more are currently developing Dentrix Connected solutions,” Mr. Wadsworth added. “Dentrix customers with questions about whether the technology products currently used in their practice are certified to work with Dentrix G6 should contact the product’s vendor or manufacturer and ask if they offer “Dentrix Connected” versions of their solution.”
Updates featured in Dentrix G6 were based on feedback received from users via an online suggestion box, social media polls and industry conferences made available by Henry Schein.
“At Henry Schein, we deeply value customer feedback to help us ensure that our ongoing development efforts meet their unique interests and needs,” said Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein North American Practice Solutions. “As a result of feedback received, Dentrix G6 was developed to offer effective solutions that help improve the way our customers manage their practices. With the release of Dentrix G6, we are excited to introduce new tools that practitioners can rely on to improve the efficiency and productivity of their practice, which benefits the dental team and patient.”
Dentrix customers with an active Dentrix Customer Service Plan can upgrade to Dentrix G6 at no cost. Customers who do not have an active plan may call 1.800.336.8749 or visit www.Dentrix.com/CSP to enroll and qualify for the upgrade. For more details about Dentrix G6, please visit www.Dentrix.com/G6.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
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 100,000 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 29 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.
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