Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:15
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 3, 2013 -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, today announced the release of Power Practice®, its first full French language practice management software system designed for French Canadian dental practices.
The entirely French version of Power Practice provides French-speaking or bilingual dental practices with an intuitive, easy-to-use, customizable software solution, helping practitioners operate their practices most efficiently, so that they can focus on providing high quality care. The new Power Practice product was featured at this week’s 40th annual Journées Dentaires Internationales du Québec (JDIQ), May 27-28, 2013.
With more than 25 years of development expertise built into the system, Power Practice was developed in Canada by the Exan Group, a strategic partner of Henry Schein, Inc. The French edition incorporates all of the same advanced features contained in the English version of Power Practice, including electronic scheduling, financial transactions, audit tracking, treatment planning, digital charting and seamless handling of Canadian insurance claims.
“We have been using Power Practice in our clinic since September 1999 and are thrilled to have participated in the beta test of the French version,” said Josée Néron of le Centre dentaire et d’implantologie in Chicoutimi, Quebec. “Now we’re able to fully operate the program in our native French language, allowing us to realize the full potential benefits of Power Practice’s extensive features.”
Customer support for Power Practice is also available in French. French speaking support and services representatives are available 5 days a week from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST) and emergency support is offered on weekends.
“The French version of Power Practice gives Henry Schein and Exan Group a clear competitive advantage in the Canadian dental practice solutions market,” said Ted DeVries, President of the Exan Group. “Until now, very few software options with the advanced features of Power Practice were available to French Canadian dental clinics.”
“We are fully committed to providing the same quality of software, support and services for the French version that we currently uphold for the English version,” said Marcus Lowe, Vice President of Operations at the Exan Group. “We realize that a French version does not end with only software. As a result, we have a fully bilingual team ready to service any and all queries for both English and French.”
The Power Practice web site is also now available in French, as well as English. For more information visit www.PowerPractice.ca.
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 percent 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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