October 18, 2018
by Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), recently announced that it has entered into a new exclusive distribution agreement with Sprig Oral Health Technologies Inc., a leading technology and clinical education company offering innovative products and solutions for pediatric dentistry. Henry Schein will distribute Sprig’s portfolio of products to help its customers place crowns that look and function just like natural teeth, giving younger patients more confidence in their smile. The announcement was made at the Henry Schein Dental National Sales Meeting held in Orlando, FL from June 14 – 16.
Using non-toxic, biologic ingredients that create aesthetically-appealing and durable crowns, helping to mitigate the risk of chipping or staining, Sprig products include: EZPrep – a bur system specifically designed for fast and accurate Zirconia crown preparation; EZCrown – an aesthetically-pleasing, biocompatible pediatric dental crown which is designed to create long-lasting mechanical bonds, helping to ensure long lifespan; HemeRx – a retraction pellet solution that can effectively stop the flow of blood before a crown is inserted, and help prevent an unpleasant taste in patients’ mouths which is typically attributed to alternative materials comprised of Ferric sulfate or aluminum chloride; and SmartMTA Mineral Trioxide Aggregate – a non-toxic bioceramic that sets in two and a half minutes, when compared with other materials that can take hours to set, helping improve efficiency in the practice and giving practitioners more time to see other patients.
“Our relationship with Sprig offers Henry Schein a unique opportunity to deliver innovative solutions customers can use to change the way they perform pediatric restorative procedures,” said John Boresi, Vice President, Global Dental Merchandising, Dental Exclusives. “The exclusive distribution agreement reinforces our commitment to helping dentists increase practice efficiency so they can focus on delivering quality patient care.”
For children who need crowns to restore chipped or severely damaged teeth, pediatric dentists have the difficult task of restoring anterior teeth that are small in size and close to the pulp, with thin enamel and less surface area to bond. Sprig’s innovative technology helps solve the difficulties of performing restorative procedures among children.
“Since Sprig’s invention over a decade ago, we have continued to find better ways to apply technology to teeth and distinguish ourselves as leaders in the industry,” said Brenda Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Sprig Oral Health Technologies. “We are excited to partner with Henry Schein to bring our innovative solutions to pediatric dentistry, and ultimately provide children with a better experience at the dentist, and a better future.”
For more information, or if you’d like to order Sprig products, please contact a Henry Schein sales consultant at (877) 887-1211.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a health solutions network powered by people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world’s largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of office-based dental, animal health, and medical 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 S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein’s network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. 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.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The company’s sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.