Companies extend exclusive distribution agreement

March 15, 2007
Agreement for Schick CDR digital dental X-ray products now in effect in U.S. and Canada through Dec. 31, 2009.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota & LONG ISLAND CITY, New York--Patterson Companies, Inc. and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. has announced the extension of Patterson's exclusive distribution agreement for Schick CDR digital dental X-ray products in the U.S. and Canada through Dec. 31, 2009.

Schick is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sirona.

Patterson Dental, Patterson's dental unit, has been the exclusive distributor of Schick digital products throughout North America since 2000.

Scott P. Anderson, president of Patterson Dental, commented: "We are extremely pleased with the extension of our agreement with Schick, one of our key partners and the acknowledged leader in digital radiography. The digital X-ray market is one of the fastest growing in dentistry today, and we believe that the combined strengths of Patterson and Sirona will enable us to continue providing the best digital X-ray solutions to dentists throughout North America."

Michael Stone, president of Schick Technologies, Inc., said: "The continued partnership of Schick and Patterson offers North American dentists "best in class" technology and service. We are delighted to extend this strategic partnership and look forward to three more years of exciting growth as the market continues to adopt our digital products."