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Henry Schein Activates Disaster Relief Hotline to Support Customers Affected by Tornadoes in the South

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of tornadoes that have claimed hundreds of lives and created a swath of devastation across the Southeastern United States, Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that it has activated its disaster relief hotline for dentists, physicians and veterinarians who have experienced operational, logistical or financial issues as a result of the disaster. The toll-free number for all dental, medical and animal health customers – 800-999-9729 – is operational from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CDT.

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Patient Activator Introduces New Tool for Dental Group Practices

Patient Activator®, the premier text and e-mail reminder service for dentists, today introduced a new Group Practice Dashboard that enables dental group practice managers to access electronic patient communications for multiple offices from a single computer screen.
A popular service of 1-800-DENTIST®, Patient Activator® helps dentists increase customer loyalty and eliminate scheduling gaps by automatically sending patients personalized text and e-mail appointment reminders, recare notices, birthday greetings, eNewsletters and surveys. It features a "live call" appointment reminder option that automatically contacts patients with a personalized message from the office. In addition to streamlining patient communications, Patient Activator® also enables dental practices to expand their Web and social media presence as well as manage their online reputation.

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3M Digital Oral Care Provides to Univ. of Michigan School of Dentistry

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (April 27, 2011) – University of Michigan dental students will soon be
working with some of the most advanced technology in the industry, thanks to a new agreement
between the school and the 3M Digital Oral Care Department. 3M and its dental division, 3M
ESPE, provided the school with a number of the company's digital impression-taking systems
and related technologies to help prepare dental students for the increasing digitization of patient
care activities. The tools will be deployed in the predoctoral curriculum of the School of
Dentistry as it continues its commitment to preparing students for a successful future after
graduation.

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Dental Restoration Production Brought to Small and Mid-sized Dental Laboratories

Small and mid-sized Dental labs get a new opportunity for achieving in-house automated production of dental restorations from their 3D data. A new integrated interface between the desktop Roland DWX Series Dental Milling Machines and 3Shape CAMbridge™ manufacturing software provides a remarkably easy-to-use and affordable manufacturing solution that produces a wide range of dental indications.

Copenhagen, Denmark & Hamamatsu, Japan, April 26 2011. – 3Shape A/S, an innovative leader in CAD/CAM dental solutions and Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide producer of 3D milling and engraving technologies, and have worked together to offer dental labs a seamless interface between their systems. With this new interface, 3Shape CAMbridge™ has become Roland's preferred and recommended choice of CAM systems for their DWX-30 and DWX-50 series.

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