June 27, 2013

ZEISS and Henry Schein enter into US distribution partnership for premium line of ZEISS dental microscopes and loupes

Agreement between ZEISS and leading distributor Henry Schein allows US dentists to easily incorporate into their practice premium dental microscopes and loupes for improved patient care

DUBLIN, Calif, USA/JENA, Germany/MELVILLE, N.Y., 27 June 2013
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. and Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HSIC), announced today their distribution partnership in the United States for the premium line of ZEISS dental microscopes, OPMI® pico and OPMI® PROergo, and for ZEISS EyeMag® dental loupes. Henry Schein will be the distributor of ZEISS premium dental equipment to US dentists and endodontists. Beginning July 1, 2013, the ZEISS dental product line will be available in the US through Henry Schein. 

The partnership of the Medical Technology business group of ZEISS with Henry Schein, the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental practitioners, facilitates US dentists to easily incorporate premium visualization into their practice for better examination and treatment. The high-quality ergonomic designs of ZEISS microscopes also help dental professionals in their daily practice with improved working and operating comfort.

“We are excited to partner with Henry Schein Dental and to be able to bring the benefits of dental visualization products to US dentists and their patients,” stated Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. “ZEISS dental microscopes not only help dentists to easily improve the quality of their patient care, but also support dentists’ own health and well-being – allowing them to work ergonomically and sit comfortably when treating their patients.”

“Henry Schein is committed to offering our customers innovative, patient-centric practice solutions,” said Tim Sullivan, President, Henry Schein North American Dental Group. “Our new relationship with ZEISS opens the door to new opportunities for us to best serve oral surgeons, endodontists and the general practitioner community with a premiere line of dental equipment that helps practitioners deliver the highest quality care to patients.”

Dental microscopes from ZEISS – premium visualization and advanced ergonomics

Dental microscopes from ZEISS combine precision optics with ergonomic operating and working comfort. Precise visualization of minute details and fine structures enables dental professionals to improve the quality of patient examinations and treatment. Advanced ergonomic designs optimize the clinical working environment. Users can easily maneuver and position the microscope and work and sit comfortably – an upright posture can be achieved during procedures helping to protect against long-term neck and back problems and daily pain and stiffness. 

The compact, high-performance OPMI pico microscope now integrates maintenance-free LED illumination for natural light visualization for the most demanding applications of restorative dentistry, endodontics, implantology and periodontics. The shadow-free, daylight quality illumination enables dentists to see the smallest details and to better differentiate between tissue types facilitating better patient outcomes. With the large field of view and extensive working distance provided by the Varioskop® option, dentists are able to easily visualize the entire mouth – from the front teeth to the molars – for better overview and orientation within the oral cavity. 

The OPMI PROergo features advanced visualization and ergonomics in a sleek, completely integrated design with no exposed cables and components to interfere with work. With the power zoom and auto focus, clinicians can easily target and discern details in the most difficult-to-see areas of the mouth, even for root canals. Free-float magnetic suspension facilitates the effortless positioning of the microscope for any treatment situation. With advanced ergonomic and motorized controls, users do not need to change their working position during a procedure or constantly realign the microscope. The microscope is ideal for multi-user practices as preferred settings can be quickly recalled at a touch of a button. 

Henry Schein will also distribute ZEISS EyeMag loupes, renowned for excellent image quality, outstanding comfort and state-of-the-art design. Dentists can experience an individualized fit due to the wide range of magnification levels and working distances available.

About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health 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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,500 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 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 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 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 25 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.

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Alice Swinton
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Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
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Susan Vassallo
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Henry Schein, Inc.
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Carolynne Borders
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Henry Schein, Inc.
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