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henry schein corporate profile Henry Schein and Dentrix are both well-known and well-respected names in the dental profession. They’re known for reliable products, cuttingedge software and excellent customer service. Kevin Bunker, president of Henry Schein North America Dental Practice Solutions, chats with Dentaltown Magazine about the brand-new Dentrix Ascend, a cloudbased system that completely reimagines dental practice management. Why is Henry Schein adding a new web-based practice management offering for dentists? Bunker: Cloud computing, with its ability to deliver fast access to data and applications from anywhere, is a growing technology trend. The cloud offers many advantages including 24/7 remote access, pay-as-you-go monthly fees and lower hardware costs, to name a few. Today, most of us do not give a second thought to banking, buying products and storing our data in the cloud. Many of our customers told us they now want to move their practice management system to the cloud, but only with a strong, mature company like Henry Schein that can ensure their long-term success. And with recent advances in web development tools, mobile broadband and new devices like iPads, we can now offer cloud-based services that weren’t possible just a few years ago. The time is now right for Dentrix Ascend. We’ve harnessed our 25 years of software development experience to leverage new cloud technology and deliver a completely reimagined practice management system for today’s cloudbased practice. Is Dentrix Ascend just Dentrix on the web? Bunker: No. Dentrix Ascend is a completely redesigned system. That’s what makes it so exciting. In the same way we developed the original Dentrix years ago, we set out to build a new practice management system from a blank canvas. For the past two years, we conducted extensive research in dental practices to see how practice management has changed – what works well and what doesn’t. We combined this research with the best ideas that made Dentrix the market leader and developed a completely new, next-generation practice management 40 APRIL 2013 »

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown April 2013 Highlights
Howard Speaks: What Winners Do and Losers Don’t
Professional Courtesy: Three Cheers for IT
Continuing Education Update
Dentaltown Research: Lasers
“Funny Feeling” on Lower Right Jaw
Missing Laterals, Bonded Maryland Bridges, Ribbond or Something Else?
Corporate Profile: Henry Schein
New Products
Office Visit: A Giant in Dentistry
Do-it-Yourself Finance, Part V: Insurance
Two Techniques to Make a Bite Record for a Full-arch Case
Team Strength: What Drives Your Team to Do More?
Living by the Golden Dozen
Diagnosing Aesthetic Disharmonies
Cosmetic Case Presentation
Using Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill to Easily and Predictably Place Direct Posterior Restorations
Continuing Education: Utilizing Laser Procedures for Restorative Access
Product Profile: Imaging Sciences International’s i-CAT FLX
In This Issue: Preparing for the Future
Perio Reports
Ad Index
Profile in Oral Health: The RDH’s Approach to Periodontal Therapy: Past, Present and Future
Perio Maintenance
Dentally Incorrect
Dentaltown Special Supplement
Product Profile: Zimmer Dental
Full Lower – Converted to Immediate Load
Immediate Placement #19 and 20 with BSB
American Academy of Implant Dentistry 62nd Annual Meeting Preview
Raising Your Denture Patient to a Higher Standard
Back to the Future – Extractions and Small Diameter Implants for Overdentures
Continuing Education: Top Implantology Breakthroughs for the GP: Part 2

Dentaltown April 2013