Zahn Dental, the dental supply and laboratory division of 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 that it received the National Association of Dental Laboratories’ (NADL) Supplier of the Year Award. Zahn was recognized for its unique business approach and commitment to giving back to the dental laboratory technology industry.
“It is a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious award from NADL, a national dental laboratory advocate, educator and professional association that has the highest standards for membership and service and that shares our company’s mission and values,” said Rita Acquafredda, General Manager and Vice President, Zahn Dental. “Through innovation in dental laboratory technology, educational support for dental technicians and a commitment to helping dental laboratories grow and sustain their businesses, we look forward to continuing to find new ways to be an important advisor to dental laboratories and NADL.”
Becoming a member in 1982, Zahn Dental has partnered with NADL for more than thirty years, championing the interests of individuals and businesses in the commercial dental laboratory industry by promoting the professionalism of dental technicians, supporting high standards in dental laboratory technology and encouraging fellowship between members.
“Zahn Dental is to be commended for its exemplary support of the industry, diligently working to foster the role of the dental technician and dental laboratories within the dental care team,” said Gary Iocco, NADL President. “Its reputation as a strong contributor to dental technician professional education organizations, including the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology, its remarkable drive and accomplishments as a provider of laboratory business solutions and its continual push to bring state-of-the-art technology to market has had an exceptionally positive impact on the dental laboratory community. The NADL unreservedly applauds Zahn Dental.”
Since 1952, NADL has provided a national platform for advancing the dental laboratory technology industry through advocacy, education, high standards and service, helping support and meet the technical, educational, professional and business needs of dental laboratories.
The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is the unified voice of the dental laboratory industry supporting dentistry and serving the public interest by promoting high standards. NADL accomplishes this by providing programs, services and networking opportunities to meet the evolving technical, educational, professional and business needs of dental laboratories.
The organization was formed in 1951 in Chicago, by a merger of the Dental Laboratory Institute of America and the American Dental Laboratory Association, as a federation of state commercial dental laboratory associations. In 1952, NADL opened its national headquarters offices in Washington, D.C. From 1968-1971, the organization was known as the National Association of Certified Dental Laboratories. The association changed back to its original name in 1971.
In 2001, the National Association of Dental Laboratories moved its headquarters office to Tallahassee, Florida. For more information, visit the NADL Web site at www.nadl.org
About the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology
The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology was created to advance the profession of dental laboratory technology by developing a body of knowledge and programs that will be relevant and accessible to dental technicians and other members of the dental team. The Foundation is committed to advocating for and raising awareness of the necessity of dental laboratory technology education for dental technicians and other members of the dental team.
For more information, visit http://www.dentallabfoundation.org/
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to 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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 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 $9.6 billion in 2013, and have grown at a compound annual rate of nearly 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.