Vita Hosts Patterson At Vita Headquarters In Germany



(Bad Säckingen, Germany) – As part of the launch of its new VITABLOCS FOR LIFE Campaign, Vident announced a special sales contest and branch recognition incentive program that was offered to all Patterson Dental teams in fall 2011. Featured products for the promotion included all VITABLOCS Mark II, TriLuxe, TriLuxe Forte, RealLife as well as VITA CAD Temp blocks. The five top Patterson sales reps, top branch manager and top regional manager were recognized and awarded with an all-inclusive trip to Germany. The six-day excursion in July 2012 included round-trip airfare and four nights hotel accommodations and meals for the winners and their spouse or guest. A day at VITA headquarters in Bad Sackingen touring the factory and attending a lecture on VITA solutions for CAD/CAM was also part of the agenda.

Vident has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System and quality VITA restorative materials. For more information on VITA quality products, call 800-828-3839 or visit

Pictured (left to right)
Top Row:
George Aube, Patterson Northeast Regional Manager
Don Braswell, Patterson Territory Sales Rep., Atlanta , GA
Mark Baker, Vident Sr. Clinical Affairs Manager, Brea, CA
Jason Owens, Patterson Branch Manager, Los Angeles , CA
Sanjiv Gimmini, Product Manager Equipment , VITA, Bad Säckingen, Germany
Front Row:
Matthias Zimmerman, Area Sales Manager VITA, Bad Säckingen, Germany ,
Regina Meindl, VITA, Bad Säckingen, Germany
Michael Skogland, Patterson Territory Sales Rep., Omaha , NE
Mike Smurr, Patterson Director of Marketing, Merchandise
Kent Thrash, Patterson Territory Sales Rep., Birmingham , AL
Janet Siwinski, Vident Clinical Business Director, Brea, CA
Pete Meehan, Patterson Territory Sales Rep., Los Angeles , CA