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Henry Schein celebrates 20th anniversary of Sullivan Dental merger

By Dental Tribune America
June 30, 2017

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its merger with Sullivan Dental. In 1997, at the time of the merger with West Allis, Wis.-based Sullivan Dental, Henry Schein had 3,200 Team Schein Members and its U.S. dental sales were $819 million. Since then, Henry Schein has grown to more than 21,000 Team Schein Members and its 2016 U.S. dental sales totaled more than $3.2 billion.

To recognize these achievements and memorialize the legacy of Robert ("Bob") Sullivan, the founder of Sullivan Dental, Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO, Henry Schein Inc., addressed the Henry Schein Dental team at its West Allis, Wis.-based dental headquarters.

"Since the merger, we have continued our focus on practice care so our customers can focus on patient care by adding on to our valued-added services and expanding our Business Solutions team to focus on practice care solutions," Bergman said. "The outcome of this customer-centric focus has allowed us to gain market share, grow our Team Schein Members and increase shareholder value – a great example of the power of collaboration."

Jim Breslawski, president of Henry Schein and CEO of the Global Dental Group, echoed these remarks and acknowledged the business' leadership team. "During the last 20 years, we have had a strong Henry Schein Dental leadership team, led by Tim Sullivan – president of the North American Dental Group, and Bob Sullivan's son – which will continue to guide us into the future," Breslawski said.

Today, Henry Schein is the leading dental products company in the world and a recognized leader in the categories of dental practice management software, digital imaging, dental equipment, and dental merchandise. In addition to general practitioners, the company supports the needs of specialists, including endodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists and prosthodontists by carrying thousands of innovative, high quality dental equipment and technology. Tim Sullivan recognized the team's success over the past two decades supporting its diverse customer base.

"Thank you to everyone who has been with us from the beginning, and to everyone who has joined the team along the way to help us realize our goals," Sullivan said. "I was so happy that my mother, Judy Sullivan, was with us to celebrate this anniversary as she helped my father build Sullivan Dental. My father, an entrepreneur and visionary, is looking down incredibly proud of what we have achieved together, and he would agree with Stan that our best years are yet to come."

(Source: Henry Schein Inc.)

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