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During the Vision 21 meeting in Las Vegas in January, the NADL welcomed its new president, Gary Iocco, President of Dimension Dental Design in Hastings, MN, and honored several other industry members: 2014...See more CDT of the Year Award: Wilma Peterson, CDT, Manager of Education at Glidewell Laboratory, Newport Beach, CA Educator of the Year Award: Renata Budny, CDT, TE, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY Excellence in Education Award: Craig Pickett, CDT, TE, Manager of Technical support at Whip Mix Corp. The Harry Hagman, CDT Inventors Award: Bob Rusler, President of Indiana Dental Prosthetics, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN Merit Award for Outstanding Achievements: Dr. C. William D’Aiuto of Longwood, FL Supplier Member of the Year: Zahn Dental LMT congratulates all the recipients.
EPS up 13.5% to $1.43 Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today reported record financial...See more results for the quarter ended December 28, 2013. Net sales for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $2.5 billion, an increase of 4.9% compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. This consisted of 4.4% growth in local currencies and 0.5% growth related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 3.7% and acquisition growth was 0.7% (see Exhibit A for details of sales growth). Net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $124.3 million or $1.43 per diluted share, an increase of 10.5% and 13.5%, respectively, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. "We are pleased to complete a very successful 2013 with strong fourth quarter results," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "Sales growth during the fourth quarter was solid and on plan. Importantly, we believe we gained market share in each of our four global business units and exceeded the top of our original EPS guidance range for the year." Global Dental sales of $1.4 billion increased 3.9%, consisting of 3.1% growth in local currencies and 0.8% growth related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 2.6% and acquisition growth was 0.5%. The 2.6% internal growth in local currencies included 2.1% growth in North America and 3.5% growth in International. "Gains in North America Dental sales included solid growth in consumable merchandise, while equipment sales and service revenue declined slightly following growth of nearly 22% in the prior-year quarter, making for a challenging comparison," commented Mr. Bergman. "International Dental returned to growth during the quarter as consumable merchandise posted positive gains and equipment sales and service revenue growth accelerated from the previous quarter." Global Animal Health sales of $651.7 million increased 6.6%; there was no material impact on sales growth from foreign currency exchange. Internally generated sales increased 4.8% and acquisition growth was 1.8%. The 4.8% internal growth in local currencies included 7.0% growth in North America and 2.9% growth in International. "Once again our Global Animal Health business performed well during the quarter. North America internal sales growth in the high single digits is consistent with our stated goals, and International Animal Health internal sales growth in local currencies accelerated slightly versus the prior quarter," commented Mr. Bergman. Global Medical sales of $421.9 million increased 4.8%, including 4.6% growth in local currencies and 0.2% growth related to foreign currency exchange. "Reported Global Medical growth benefitted from higher sales of seasonal influenza vaccines versus the prior year. Excluding this impact, our Global Medical sales growth accelerated slightly compared to the third quarter. We believe patient traffic to U.S. physician offices was largely consistent with the prior quarter," remarked Mr. Bergman. "We are confident that our focus on large group practices will allow us to continue to gain market share." Global Technology and Value-Added Services sales of $88.4 million increased 8.6%, including 8.9% growth in local currencies and a 0.3% decline related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 8.6% and acquisition growth was 0.3%. "Technology and Value-Added Services growth was driven by electronic services recurring revenue, software sales and value-added services," commented Mr. Bergman. "Sales in International markets were particularly strong." Stock Repurchase Plan The Company announced that it repurchased approximately 664,000 shares of its common stock during the fourth quarter at an average price of $111.04 per share, or approximately $73.8 million. The impact of the repurchase of shares on fourth quarter diluted EPS was immaterial. For the full year 2013 the Company repurchased $300.3 million in stock, representing 3.1 million shares at an average price of $97.71 per share, which is in line with our stated goals. At the close of the fourth quarter, Henry Schein had approximately $300 million authorized for future repurchases of its common stock. Full-Year Results For 2013, net sales of $9.6 billion increased 6.9% compared with 2012. This consisted of 6.8% growth in local currencies and 0.1% growth related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 3.6% and acquisition growth was 3.2%. Net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for 2013 was $431.6 million or $4.93 per diluted share. Excluding certain one-time items, adjusted net income attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. for 2013 was $433.4 million or $4.95 per diluted share, an increase of 8.7% and 11.5%, respectively, compared with adjusted net income for 2012 (see Exhibit B for reconciliation of GAAP net income and EPS to non-GAAP adjusted net income and EPS). 2014 EPS Guidance Henry Schein today affirmed 2014 financial guidance, as follows: For 2014 the Company expects diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. to be $5.29 to $5.39, which represents growth of 7% to 9% compared with 2013 results excluding certain one-time items. The Company expects that growth in diluted EPS for 2014 will accelerate over the course of the year, due to a number of timing factors including the impact of recent acquisitions. Guidance for 2014 diluted EPS attributable to Henry Schein, Inc. is for current continuing operations as well as completed or previously announced acquisitions, and does not include the impact of potential future acquisitions, if any. Fourth Quarter Conference Call Webcast The Company will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter financial results today, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Individual investors are invited to listen to the conference call over the Internet through Henry Schein's website at www.henryschein.com. In addition, a replay will be available beginning shortly after the call has ended.
Zahn Dental, the Laboratory Division of Henry Schein, Inc., was recently named the preferred laboratory consumables partner for OPT-In Laboratory Cooperative by OPT-In Management, LLC. Zahn Dental...See more joins BEGO USA, Dental Wings and LabStar Software (formerly, Soundtrack) as a key corporate member in OPT-In’s strategic growth. “Working with OPT-In Dental Laboratory Cooperative helps us more effectively reach a market that has always been important to us,” said Rita Acquafredda, General Manager and Vice President, Zahn Dental. “With this partnership, we can more easily provide business support that will help small laboratories operating under the OPT-In brand become more profitable. We are thrilled to be working in support of OPT-In and to hold a strategic position amongst their current list of corporate partners.” As a strategic partner, Zahn will provide consumables and business support to laboratories operating under the OPT-In Brand. “Zahn’s position within our corporate partner network brings us closer to completing the OPT-In vision of an industry working together to serve the common good.” said Dr. Dean Mersky, President, OPT-In Management, LLC.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced the acquisition of...See more substantially all assets of Lincoln Dental Supply from Keystone Industries, a worldwide leader and privately held group of dental, medical and veterinary manufacturing and distribution subsidiaries. Lincoln Dental Supply will become part of Zahn Dental, Henry Schein's dental laboratory distribution business. Zahn is the leading distributor to dental laboratories in North America. Founded in 1909 and headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., Lincoln Dental Supply offers a wide range of dental products and equipment to dental laboratories within the United States and Canada. The company distributes branded products as well as Keystone's private-label line. In 2013, Lincoln Dental Supply had sales of approximately $18 million. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "Lincoln Dental Supply is an excellent fit with our Zahn Dental business as each organization enjoys a long and highly respected history of serving dental laboratories," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "By combining these two leading companies, we further strengthen Zahn's presence in the North America dental laboratory market and expand our product offering in the important prosthetic segment of this business." "We are very pleased to join Zahn Dental, a clear leader in the dental laboratory market," said Jeff DiBlasi, Vice President, Lincoln Dental Supply. "We look forward to our customers benefiting from the global resources we will provide as part of the Henry Schein family and to sharing best practices with our new colleagues." This new agreement with Lincoln Dental Supply complements the advancement of Henry Schein's global dental laboratory distribution business. Earlier this month, as part of an agreement to strengthen its European dental and technology businesses, the Company announced an agreement to acquire Arseus Lab, a leading distributor of specialist products to dental laboratories in Benelux and France. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
The Perfactory 4 Digital Dental Printer (DDP4) from ZAHN DENTAL is a low-cost, easy-to-maintain, user-friendly rapid manufacturing system. Using Direct Light Projection technology from Texas Instruments®,...See more the DDP4 quickly produces finely detailed crowns, bridges and partials in wax-based polymer as well as glass-filled composites. Using a built-in ethernet interface, the Perfactory can easily connect to a PC workstation or be integrated into a network. It has an embedded PC, allowing it to work independently from the pre-processing workstation. The Perfactory Software Suite easily imports .stl data and also makes it possible to remotely monitor the system from any computer on the network. 800-496-9500 www.zahndental.com
Manufactured to strict quality controls, Maxima™ Four-Layer Acrylic Teeth feature natural morphology and anatomy. Available in a wide variety of mold and shade combinations, the teeth feature four chromatic layers for...
Zahn Dental introduced seven new products to its Zirlux line: Zirlux ST1 is an esthetic, strong, high-translucency zirconia that can be milled for full contour anterior and posterior crowns, bridges,...See more frameworks and inlays; it’s available in multiple sizes and thicknesses. Zirlux Temp Multi is multi-layered PMMA material for milling esthetic temporary restorations. Zirlux Temp is a pre-colored PMMA material for milling esthetic temporary crowns and bridges; it’s available in 98.5-mm discs and multiple thicknesses. Zirlux Wax discs are used to create patterns for full contour cast or press ceramic restorations and diagnostic waxups. Zirlux NP is a nickel- and beryllium-free, non-precious cobalt-based alloy available in 98.5-mm discs for milling. Zirlux Ti is a titanium-grade material available in 98.5-mm discs for milling crowns, bridges, bars, implant applications and partial denture frameworks. Zirlux Polishing Kit includes adjustment and polishing burs specifically designed for use on Zirlux FC2 and Zirlux ST1 Zirconia. They eliminate marks without modifying the structure. For more information, call 800-496-9500 or visit www.zahndental.com or www.zirlux.com.
DENTAL TEAM: Sven Jesse, Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs and Dr. Edward Narcisi, DMD, both of Pittsburgh, PA RESTORATIVE PROBLEM: The patient—the wife of one of the laboratory owners--had an existing...See more all-ceramic restoration on tooth #30 that cracked (she had previously had a PFM crown that also chipped). TREATMENT PLAN: Since functionality and esthetics were a priority, a Zirlux FC2 full contour zirconia crown was chosen. The laboratory prefers to use Zirlux FC2 because of its flexural strength and low wear against opposing dentition. The Zirlux FC2 system consists of five pre-shaded zirconia discs, 10 stains, six modifier pastes and a universal glaze. The pre-shaded discs allow you to produce all 16 VITA A-D shades as well as bleach shades with no dipping. FABRICATION PROCESS: A custom shade was taken in the laboratory and Jesse completed a shade-mapping diagram, indicating the varying shades and characteristics in the occlusal, incisal, body and neck areas of the tooth. The case was scanned on a Dental Wings scanner and milled on the Roland DWX-50 five-axis milling machine, using shade U2 of Zirlux FC2 to match the patient's A1 shade. After milling, Jesse polished the occlusal contacts to a smooth surface to minimize wear on opposing dentition. He then used the single-stain technique, applying shade paste A2/A3 from the Zirlux FC2 Full Contour Characterization System for the base shade and, for increased characterization, added Zirlux FC2 gray-blue modifier paste. Zirlux FC2 Glaze Paste was applied over the shade and modifier pastes to produce a final, high-gloss finish. CONTACT: Call Zahn Dental at 800-496-9500 or visit www.zirlux.com.
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