Henry Schein Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

PR Newswire –

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 reported record fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results. All per-share figures in this news release reflect the 2-for-1 common stock split Henry Schein completed during the third quarter of 2017.

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Citizen-Soldier-Dentist: Raymond continues mission in Tupelo

Daily Journal –

Dentist Dr. Abby Raymond brings a world of experience to his Tupelo practice.

The Indiana-born Raymond, who took over Affordable Dentures and Implants a year ago, lived in Somalia as a child and served in Afghanistan as a U.S. Army dentst.

“My goal is just to give back,” said Raymond, who served 5 ½ years on active duty and remains a member of the Army National Guard.

Service is a family tradition. Raymond’s father served as an Army combat medic in Vietnam and his grandfather served in the Army Air Corps. Raymond trained as a dentist through the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program.

“I always wanted to serve in some capacity,” Raymond said. “I’ve always been attracted to the army” with its emphasis on ethics and personal integrity. “It’s something I value.”

During his service with the 4th Combat Brigade Team of the 101st Airborne Division and 7th Special Forces Group, Raymond and his team were responsible for the oral health of U.S. soldiers and coalition forces. The care ran the gamut from filling cavities and performing root canals to dealing with trauma injuries. While he was deployed in Afghanistan, he performed procedures for more than 800 U.S. and coalition soldiers. He also trained other medical professionals in triaging in dental emergencies.

It was rewarding work because he could focus exclusively on what was best for his patients, even in austere conditions.

“In the Army, I didn’t have to worry about (patients) affording the procedure,” Raymond said. “I could always give them the best.”

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MB2 Dental Solutions Releases Newest “We Are Dentistry” Video Featuring Dr. Matthew Simmons, owner of El Campo Dentistry

PR Newswire –

This week, MB2 Dental Solutions released the newest addition to the “We Are Dentistry” video series featuring Dr. Matthew Simmons, owner of El Campo Dentistry in Southeast Texas. The video spotlights his family life and the profound impacts of acquiring his own dental practice after he completed dental school.

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GDN’s Emerging Dental Groups To Watch In 2018

Group Dentistry Now –

Group dentistry is constantly changing and evolving. There isn’t just one path to success. While private equity and the dental industry may be focused on large DSOs, smaller, but equally important emerging groups are quietly changing the landscape of dentistry. Here is Group Dentistry Now’s  list of nine emerging dental groups to watch in 2018 (in alphabetical order):

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New Aspen Dental Office Opening in Norfolk Makes Access to Care Easier in Nebraska

PR Newswire –

Appointments are now available at the new Aspen Dental-branded practice at 1130 South 13th St. scheduled to open on Thursday, Feb. 1. Office hours will be Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcome.

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Heartland Dental Educates, Collaborates, And Celebrates

Group Dentistry Now –

Effingham, Illinois based, Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country with more than 800 supported dental offices located in 34 states, held its annual Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida last month. This event brings Heartland Dental supported dentists from around the country together to celebrate the year’s achievements and learn from renowned clinical, leadership and business speakers. The annual event serves as an opportunity for continuing education, networking and celebration. Each year, attendees hear from a variety of leaders in business and dentistry, in addition to some of their own peers who have experienced success throughout the year.

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DSO Positions Itself For 2018

Group Dentistry Now –

Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) added 16 offices in 2017, including an expansion into the San Antonio market.  The DSO currently manages almost 300 offices in total, and they are starting out 2018 with the addition of two new leadership team members—Adam Werder, chief marketing officer, and Norman Hartman, vice president of revenue cycle management. Both executives will play a vital role in GEDC achieving its 2018 objectives, which include ongoing business development in existing and new markets, and improving operations and efficiency. These new hires come on the heals of Greg Nodland’s promotion to president.

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Evidenced-Based Approach To Prevent Dental Caries Empowers Group Dentistry Professionals

Group Dentistry Now –

Since their founding in 1995, American Dental Partners, Inc. (ADPI) has made it their mission to empower dental professionals to deliver high quality, preventative care. Today, with 22 unique group practices in more than 285 locations nationwide, ADPI supports more than 800 dental hygienists with the resources they need to educate patients and positively impact the well-being of their communities. One of these resources is their practice of conducting Caries Risk Assessments.

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Heartland Dental Holds 2017 Winter Conference EventLargest dental support organization hosts hundreds of supported dentists for two days of celebration and education

Markets Insider –

Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country, held its annual Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida on December 8th and 9th. This event brings Heartland Dental supported dentists from around the country together to celebrate the year’s achievements and learn from renowned clinical, leadership and business speakers.

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