DENTSPLY names new CFO
Dentsply International Inc. recently announced a new cheif financial officer for their firm.
Chris Clark is assuming the role of president and chief financial officer, according to a news release.
Clark served for the past six years as president and chief operating officer and joined Dentsply in 1993, the release stated.
Dentsply also announced Jim Mosch, currently executive vice president, will be promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer, according to the release.
The moves come as William Jellison has resigned as senior vice president and chief financial officer to pursue another business interest, the release stated.
MDE re-brands company as OneMind Health
Mercury Data Exchange (MDE), has rebranded to a new company name, OneMind Health, effective April 10, 2013. Along with its new name, OneMind Health has launched a refreshed brand identity and accompanying website.
"Our new brand is intended to reflect our passionate commitment to helping our customers run the business side of their practice with better results and less effort," said Richard Moore, president of OneMind Health. "We accomplish this by collaborating closely with experts from payer and provider communities, uncovering their biggest challenges and creating cost-effective, timely solutions."
The brand reflects the company's desire to improve collaboration and better communication between the three core groups in health care, payers, providers and patients. In conjunction with an imminent new product launch, the new brand will focus on enhancing each step of the revenue cycle, providing practices of all sizes with ways to improve workflow, accelerate treatment acceptance, and simplify collection and payment processing.
"The new brand is the first step in demonstrating our determination to support dental practices in improving their business processes," continued Moore. "As we move forward with our new brand, we will enhance our dental product suite to further strengthen and simplify the revenue cycle. Further, OneMind Health is well positioned to expand toward additional verticals in order to better serve current and potential customers at this critical time in health care."
Medicom unveils new identity
A.R. Medicom Inc. has unveiled their new global identity that reflects the company's position as a worldwide organization and elevates the brand to assert the organization's leadership status in the category.
Commenting on the Medicom global identity, Ronald Reuben, Founder and CEO, said, "After 25 years of success, our new brand identity marks the beginning of the next chapter of our organization, and it represents a fantastic opportunity for us to do something historic and game changing. Being aligned under a global vision, mission, and value set will lead the company in one direction and guide the team to strive for a bright future with concerted efforts in the years to come."
The new identity was officially unveiled at the International Dental Show on March 12, 2013 in Cologne, Germany. The visual identity will be rolled out through packaging, online, advertising, communications, and other vehicles.
NDC Dental makes a charitable donation
NDC Dental recently donated funds in support of Dental Lifeline Network at the 2013 annual meeting. Dental Lifeline Network is a national humanitarian organization providing access to comprehensive dental services for people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically at risk. Dental Lifeline Network's President, Fred Leviton, accepted the donation.
Patterson Companies named one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies
For the second year in a row, Patterson Companies, Inc. has been named one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in Forbes' annual survey.
To determine the rankings, Forbes turned to GMI Ratings to create the list based on quantitative and qualitative data. The selected companies consistently demonstrated transparent and conservative accounting practices and solid corporate governance and management. The companies also have low incidence of high-risk events and appropriate board supervision.
"We appreciate being recognized once again for our culture and values," said Scott P. Anderson, president and chief executive officer. "We strive every day for our brand to represent our core values to our customers and stakeholders. Specifically, the value of taking exceptional care of our customers is of utmost importance and is essential to our success."
Finnish Plandent Division enters fast-growing dental market in Russia
Northern Europe's largest distributor of dental supplies, Plandent Division, expands its business into the rapidly growing Russian market. Plandent Oy has acquired 51% of the share capital of the dental supply company Firm MedExpress Company Ltd., based in St. Petersburg. The current MedExpress management, Mr. Dmitry Pavluhin and Mrs. Svetlana Pavluhina, hold 49% of the shares and will continue in their existing roles.
"We believe that Plandent's strong expertise in dental supplies and services combined with MedExpress's long experience in the Russian dental market will open completely new possibilities," said Mr. Tuomas Lokki, Vice President at Planmeca Group. "Planmeca has already had a strong position in Russia for years and our high-tech dental devices are very well known there. With this new cooperation, we can now also offer Plandent's attractive service concepts to Russian customers and further strengthen the sales of our Planmeca equipment."
In February, the fast-growing Plandent Division acquired a new distribution company also in Belgium. In addition, the company has local companies in all the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as in the Netherlands, Germany, England, and Austria. The Plandent Division provides dental care professionals with the most comprehensive all-in-one solutions and services ranging from advanced Planmeca dental equipment and software to a full variety of dental supplies and devices from leading manufacturers.
Henry Schein opened NASDAQ stock market in celebration of FDI World Dental Federation's "World Oral Health Day"
Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, opened the NASDAQ Stock Market in Times Square on March 20 in celebration of FDI World Dental Federation's "World Oral Health Day". Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, was joined for the NASDAQ open by leaders of FDI and the American Dental Association (ADA), "World Oral Health Day" global sponsors Listerine® Brand and Unilever, and other leading dental professionals to recognize the integral importance of oral health to total health.
"As the world's largest provider of dental solutions to oral health practitioners, we are committed to partnering with the global dental profession to enhance oral health care around the world," said Mr. Bergman. "Through Henry Schein Cares, our global corporate social responsibility program, we are committed to participating in public-private partnerships that help to advance oral health care and other complex global health issues. We are grateful to the NASDAQ for providing us with an important platform for global visibility, as we open the stock market in celebration of 'World Oral Health Day,' and we are grateful to our partners for our shared commitment to achieving optimal global oral health."
The theme of FDI's World Oral Health Day 2013, "Healthy Teeth for Healthy Life," underscored the importance of oral health to overall health and well-being. Around the world, FDI member dental associations, dental industry leaders such as Henry Schein, Listerine® Brand, and Unilever, schools, and other groups used the day as a platform for action to promote the prevention of oral disease and enhanced access to oral care for underserved communities around the world.
CG America hires new sales representatives
Left to right: Jenelle Hughlett, Belinda Pedrick, Dylan Newcomb (sales analyst), Dana Oswald, Ryan Riser, Michelle Wright, Shelby Wilson, Vicki Svoboda, Frank Baldassaro, Mary Karatzas, Joan David, and Mary Barlow.
Vice president of business development and strategy. Fahad has served as director on a major dental solutions team and of corporate business development.
Dental Trade Alliance
DTA vice president, industry development. Landers was executive director at the National Museum of Dentistry. He has more than 37 years of experience. Landers will help DTA identify and create new programs for its members.
Star select sales representative. Garcia has almost a decade of dental industry experience as a dental assistant instructor and a dental assistant for eight years in two private practices. Garcia can be reached via e-mail at [email protected].
Digital technology specialist. Blocchi will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in Long Island, N.Y. He has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as a sales manager.
Digital technology specialist. Francis will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in northern Virginia. He has eight years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as president of dental technology support company.
Digital technology specialist. Geanas will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in Richmond, Va. He has 10 years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as a certified integration technician.
CAD/CAM specialist. Hammermeister will represent Henry Schein Dental in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland area. She has four years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as a senior sales executive.
James C. Harrington
Field sales consultant. Harrington will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in Richmond, Va. He was previously employed as a territory manager.
Digital technology specialist. Lind will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in Indianapolis. He was previously employed as a financial representative.
Digital technology specialist. Miller will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in Boise, Idaho. He has 11 years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as a territory manager.
Regan will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in northern Los Angeles. He has six years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as a territory manager.
Field sales consultant. Rudloff will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in St. Louis. He has 27 years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as a sales representative.
Field sales consultant. Usher will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in Las Vegas. She has two years of experience in the dental industry and was previously employed as a territory sales manager.
Field sales consultant. Vargas will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in San Diego. She was previously employed as a sales professional.
Robert H. Walker
Fields sales consultant. Walker will represent Henry Schein Dental at its center in Richmond, Va. He has 38 years of experience in the dental industry and has held positions as a dental equipment specialist and as a dental university manager. Walker currently serves as executive board member at the Virginia Dental Association Foundation.
Modern Dental Lab
Managing consultant and new member of the Board of Directors. Girard held executive management positions with other dental companies and is the past owner and CEO of Diadem Precision Technology, a high-tech digital processing center, recently acquired by Ivoclar Vivadent. Mike is also a registered dental technologist and former laboratory owner.
Interim CEO. Li is a longtime employee and member of the executive management team at MDL. He has served as general manager of the Modern Dental Lab Chicago Centre since 2001. He has amassed more than 25 years of dental laboratory technical and executive experience.
Nusmile Pediatric Crowns
International sales consultant. O'Connor has over 35 years of global sales experience in the dental industry. Most of that time was spent at one of the world's leading manufacturer of dental instruments, where he held the position of senior vice president of global sales prior to his retirement in 2010.
Scott P. Anderson
President and chief executive officer. Anderson has been elected to the additional position of chairman of the board, effective April 28, 2013, the start of Patterson's 2014 fiscal year. He succeeds Peter L. Frechette, who has been chairman since 1985.