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Henry Schein's Sixth Annual 'Think Pink, Practice Pink'

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - For the sixth consecutive year, Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is offering its Dental, Dental Laboratory, Medical, and Special Markets customers a wide selection of "pink products" as part of the Company's "Think Pink, Practice Pink" program. Through the end of December, a portion of the sales of these special products—ranging from health care consumables and practice supplies to apparel and gift items—will be donated to the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Hope Lodge Program through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by improving the health and quality of life for communities around the world.

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KODAK RVG 6500 System Named One of Pride Institute’s Best of Class

ATLANTA — Carestream Dental, manufacturer of the KODAK RVG 6500 System, has been recognized as one of 16 companies to receive the Pride Institute's Best of Class Technology Award for 2011. Carestream Dental was an honoree in the "Emerging" category.

The RVG 6500 System is Carestream Dental's most recent addition to the line of high-performance RVG Digital Radiography Systems. Featuring film-quality intraoral radiographs and rapid image acquisition, the wireless RVG 6500 System delivers powerful clinical benefits in a convenient design.

"We were thrilled to be recognized by the Pride Institute," said Edward Shellard, D.M.D., chief marketing officer and director of business development for Carestream Dental. "We design all our products to deliver exceptional performance and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have them tested by such a highly-regarded and experienced panel."

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Glidewell Laboratories Makes Donation to Adult Retraining Program

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Glidewell Laboratories, industry-leading provider of dental lab products and services, announced today the donation of a Prismatik CZ6 Sintering Oven to the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute, the only government-funded career retraining school in California that offers a dental technology program. Glidewell is also donating a number of zirconia blanks that students can use to mill crowns & bridges as a part of their education.

“The school was unable to work on all-zirconia restorations because they did not have a proper oven, so they would miss out on learning half of the restoration process,” said Wilma Peterson, CDT, Manager of Education at Glidewell Laboratories. “Now they can complete an entire zirconia crown in the classroom.

Glidewell Laboratories President and CEO Jim Glidewell shakes hands with Olga Ramadan, B.A., CDT, of the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute. Glidewell Laboratories donated a Prismatik CZ6 Sintering Oven and sintering blanks to the school's dental technology program. Also pictured are Wilma Peterson, CDT, Manager of Education at Glidewell Laboratories (left), and a number of the school's dental technology students.

“Glidewell Laboratories President and CEO Jim Glidewell is excited about giving back and sharing his success. These students are the future of the dental technology industry, and he was in their shoes more than 40 years ago, so he wants to do all he can to cultivate the next generation of dental technicians.”

The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is the adult education division of the Simi Valley Unified School District. The school enrolls more than 11,000 students a year, about half of whom are pursuing a wide variety of occupational training programs. The Simi Valley Adult School has the largest number of medical and dental training programs among all the adult education programs in California. Class offerings include Advanced Dental Technology for dental technology graduates, laboratory owners and certified dental technicians, as well as a Dental Technologist Master Course. The campus is located in eastern Ventura County, between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties.

A sintering oven provides controlled heating, which is key to the manufacture of solid products made from materials such as zirconia. The Prismatic CZ6 Sintering Oven being donated to the Simi Valley school offers precise temperature control up to 1,600 degrees Celsius. It also features a heavy-duty, double-shell design to ensure minimal outside furnace temperature influence and ceramic fiberboard lining for optimal energy efficiency.

Zirconia is growing in popularity among dentists who are looking for an esthetic, more-durable alternative to porcelain crowns & bridges, and is expected to become the standard for materials used in dental restorations. BruxZir® Solid Zirconia restorations are the fastest-growing products in Glidewell Laboratories’ history.

Glidewell Laboratories is a privately owned corporation that has more than 40 years of history as a provider of high-quality services and products to dental laboratories nationwide. It has its own 73-person Research and Development team and is the most resourceful dental laboratory in the world. Its newly developed CAD/CAM processing capabilities are recognized as among the most advanced in the industry. To view Glidewell Laboratories’ large selection of products and services, visit

Park Dental Research Corporation acquired by Former IMTEC Owner

Former IMTEC Owner Ronald A. Bulard recently acquired all of the shares of Park Dental Research and was appointed CEO and President.  Established in 1967, Park Dental Research is one of the oldest dental implant and technology companies in the world. The revamped company will begin operations in Ardmore, Oklahoma on October 1.

Founded and presided over since inception by Mr. Jack Wimmer, Park Dental Research Corporation is a pioneering dental implant company established to research, design, develop, manufacture and market high-quality dental specialty products. Park Dental offers a comprehensive line of dental specialty products and will commence with ten employees in the Ardmore headquarters in addition to a New York City sales office.  Park Dental Research is poised to expand over the next eighteen months.

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