Henry Schein unveils cloud-based Dentrix Ascend

Feb. 21, 2013
Beta version of new pactice-management system for single and multi-site dental practices introduced at Chicago Midwinter meeting.

MELVILLE, New York--Henry Schein, a provider of health-care products and services to office-based dental, medical, and animal health practitioners, has introduced the beta version of Dentrix Ascend.

Dentrix Ascend is the company's first cloud-based, practice-management system designed with advanced features for single and multi-site dental practices.

With final release expected later in 2013, the Dentrix Ascend beta provides dentists with an early view of how the new system streamlines daily operations, blends electronic services directly into practice workflow, and takes advantage of today's advanced cloud technology.

With Dentrix Ascend, dentists can safely store practice data in the cloud, manage multi-site practices and access information about their practice anytime, anywhere. Dentists who practice in multiple sites can access a single database from a location to create reports, track patient care, and centralize business operations.

Dentrix Ascend can be used on a PC or a Mac through the Google Chrome browser. It is also optimized for Safari on the Apple iPad.

In addition, subscriptions for the Dentrix Ascend service will be offered on a month-to-month basis, offering dentists greater flexibility than long-term service contracts. The new system also includes many features that are typically add-on modules for a single monthly price.

"This is a completely reimagined practice-management system," said Kevin Bunker, president, Henry Schein North America Dental Practice Solutions.

"We combined the best ideas from our current, highly acclaimed Dentrix system, with more than two years of research with dentists, to develop an entirely new system that improves practice management."

Dentrix Ascend includes an approach to managing office workflow that delivers real-time information and suggested tasks specific to each user's role in the practice, prioritizes these tasks based on the dentist's efficiency and operational goals, and ultimately guides users through a process for successfully accomplishing these tasks.

"Dentrix Ascend is the answer I have been looking for," said Jeff Burg of Burg Pediatric Dentistry in Sandy, Utah, and a beta tester for the past three months.

"The new system makes operating multiple sites super easy, and I am confident that with Dentrix and Henry Schein my new Web-based practice-management system is in the most reliable hands."

For more than a decade, Henry Schein has delivered electronic services for Dentrix users in the cloud, using its server farms located throughout the United States.

"We will deliver the same Henry Schein guarantee of quality service for Dentrix Ascend as we do for customers of our current Dentrix system and its eServices," Bunker added.

In addition to Dentrix Ascend, Henry Schein has supported and expanded its original Windows-based Dentrix system. In 2012, Henry Schein released Dentrix G5 and the Dentrix Developer Program, as well as Dentrix Marketplace, which offers developers the ability to create and sell integrated applications for the Dentrix system.

As part of the Dentrix Ascend beta launch, Henry Schein also announced the Early Adopter Program to recruit qualified practices to provide user input during development at a discounted subscription price. Early feedback from beta testers has been positive.

For more information, visit www.DentrixAscend.com.

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