ZEISS and Henry Schein enter into U.S. distribution partnership for premium line of ZEISS dental microscopes and loupes

June 28, 2013
Agreement between ZEISS and leading distributor Henry Schein allows U.S. dentists to easily incorporate into their practice premium dental microscopes and loupes for improved patient care.
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. and Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), announced today their distribution partnership in the United States for the premium line of ZEISS dental microscopes, OPMI® pico and OPMI® PROergo, and for ZEISS EyeMag® dental loupes. Henry Schein will be the distributor of ZEISS premium dental equipment to US dentists and endodontists. Beginning July 1, 2013, the ZEISS dental product line will be available in the United States through Henry Schein.

ZEISS OPMI® pico Dental Microscope

ZEISS OPMI® PROergo Dental Microscope
The partnership of the Medical Technology business group of ZEISS with Henry Schein, the world’s largest provider of health-care products and services to office-based dental practitioners, facilitates U.S. dentists to easily incorporate premium visualization into their practice for better examination and treatment. The high-quality ergonomic designs of ZEISS microscopes also help dental professionals in their daily practice with improved working and operating comfort.RELATED |Surgical microscope for crisper, optimally illuminated images of entire mouth “We are excited to partner with Henry Schein Dental and to be able to bring the benefits of dental visualization products to U.S. dentists and their patients,” stated Dr. Ludwin Monz, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. “ZEISS dental microscopes not only help dentists to easily improve the quality of their patient care, but also support dentists’ own health and well-being — allowing them to work ergonomically and sit comfortably when treating their patients.”RELATED |Considerations in dental treatment planning: Focus on revision of failed endodontic cases “Henry Schein is committed to offering our customers innovative, patient-centric practice solutions,” said Tim Sullivan, president, Henry Schein North American Dental Group. “Our new relationship with ZEISS opens the door to new opportunities for us to best serve oral surgeons, endodontists, and the general practitioner community with a premiere line of dental equipment that helps practitioners deliver the highest quality care to patients.”Dental microscopes from ZEISS – premium visualization and advanced ergonomics Dental microscopes from ZEISS combine precision optics with ergonomic operating and working comfort. Precise visualization of minute details and fine structures enables dental professionals to improve the quality of patient examinations and treatment. Advanced ergonomic designs optimize the clinical working environment. Users can easily maneuver and position the microscope and work and sit comfortably — an upright posture can be achieved during procedures helping to protect against long-term neck and back problems and daily pain and stiffness. The compact, high-performance OPMI pico microscope now integrates maintenance-free LED illumination for natural light visualization for the most demanding applications of restorative dentistry, endodontics, implantology and periodontics. The shadow-free, daylight quality illumination enables dentists to see the smallest details and to better differentiate between tissue types facilitating better patient outcomes. With the large field of view and extensive working distance provided by the Varioskop® option, dentists are able to easily visualize the entire mouth — from the front teeth to the molars — for better overview and orientation within the oral cavity. The OPMI PROergo features advanced visualization and ergonomics in a sleek, completely integrated design with no exposed cables and components to interfere with work. With the power zoom and auto focus, clinicians can easily target and discern details in the most difficult-to-see areas of the mouth, even for root canals. Free-float magnetic suspension facilitates the effortless positioning of the microscope for any treatment situation. With advanced ergonomic and motorized controls, users do not need to change their working position during a procedure or constantly realign the microscope. The microscope is ideal for multi-user practices as preferred settings can be quickly recalled at a touch of a button. Henry Schein will also distribute ZEISS EyeMag loupes, renowned for excellent image quality, outstanding comfort and state-of-the-art design. Dentists can experience an individualized fit due to the wide range of magnification levels and working distances available.Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health-care products and services to office-based dental, medical, and animal health practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratories, government, and institutional health-care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, the company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website.Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE0005313704), which is listed on TecDax of the German stock exchange, is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors improve the quality of life of their patients. The head office of Carl Zeiss Meditec is in Jena, Germany. The company has subsidiaries in Germany and abroad; more than 50% of its employees are based in the USA, Japan, Spain, and France. The Center for Research and Development (CARIn) in Bangalore, India and the Carl Zeiss Innovations Center for Research and Development in Shanghai, China, strengthen the presence in these rapidly developing economies. For more information, visit the Carl Zeiss Meditec website.