Milestone Scientific expands U.S., Canadian distribution network

June 5, 2008
Company adds Patterson Dental Supply to network.

LIVINGSTON, New Jersey--Milestone Scientific Inc., a leader in advanced injection technologies, has announced the expansion of its U.S. and Canadian distribution network with the addition of Patterson Dental Supply.

Patterson Dental Supply, a division of Patterson Companies, Inc., has the largest direct sales force in the industry, totaling approximately 1,400 sales representatives and equipment/software specialists serving the United States and Canada.

Patterson will join Henry Schein, Inc., a distributor of health-care products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, to market and sell on a nonexclusive basis the STA System--Milestone's patented, award-winning dental injection solution--and related disposable handpieces to dental professionals in the United States and Canada.

Joe Martin, chief executive officer of Milestone, stated, "By leveraging the marketing muscle, reputational reach and influence of the two largest dental suppliers in the industry, Milestone looks forward to achieving the market penetration necessary to drive broad adoption of the STA System as the new standard of care for dental injections.

"Moreover, as we persist in building our global distribution network, the further addition of strategic distribution partners in key international markets will aid us in promoting potentially profound sales growth from the worldwide marketing of the STA System. We are very pleased to welcome the Patterson organization to our team and appreciate that they share our enthusiasm and expectations for Milestone and our innovative technological solutions."

The STA System is Milestone's latest achievement in computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery that makes the injection process more comfortable for dentists and patients.

Marketed for use by dental practitioners to painlessly administer dental injections, the STA System is capable of administering "Single Tooth Anesthesia" into the Periodontal Intraligamentary space.

For more information on Milestone products, visit the company's Web sites at Milestone Scientific and Milestone Scientific.

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