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Patterson Technology Center Celebrates Grand Opening

New PTC provides enhanced technology support for Patterson Dental customers

Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO) celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Patterson Technology Center (PTC) October 27 in Effingham, Ill. The 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility reinforces the Company’s commitment to technology and customer support – and to being a differentiator for dental practices that partner with Patterson Dental for their software and technology needs. The PTC supports Eaglesoft practice management and digital software, CAESY patient education, digital panoramic X-ray and sensors, Patterson-branded computer hardware and exclusive Patterson products, such as CEREC and Schick.
The new three-level facility, which opened on September 26 at its new address (1201 Althoff Drive in Effingham), strengthens the comprehensive software development, digital technology and call center support capabilities in the markets served by Patterson Dental, Webster Veterinary and Patterson Medical – the businesses that comprise Patterson Companies.

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MIS Implants Sponsoring the Humanitarian Award

Fair Lawn, NJ (October 28, 2011) – MIS Implants Technologies, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of dental implants, will be sponsoring the Humanitarian Award for the first time during the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology in Miami Beach, FL.

The Humanitarian Award is presented each year to an Academy member who has given selflessly through extraordinary actions that benefit a deserving population. This year’s award will be presented to G. Todd Smith, DDS.

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Calypso Product Release

The New Generation All-Ceramic Restorations are supported by a high strength zirconia framework and given the translucency nature of zirconia, so all restorations closely mimic the appearance of natural dentition.

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Halloween, A Total Nightmare for the Toothfairy

(Charlotte, NC – October 26, 2011)   Halloween is just around the corner, and the Toothfairy’s nightmare is about to begin.  Believe it or not, Halloween is the busiest night for the Toothfairy and it marks the beginning of the Tooth season. 

“I know kids will be eating lots of candy, and I am certainly going to have my work cut out for me this year,” remarked the Toothfairy in a recent interview.   She is right.  After all, Americans consume approximately 8 billion pounds of candy on an annual basis. 

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