Dentrix Ascend Selected for Use as Smile Brands’ Exclusive Practice Management System
AMERICAN FORK, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, Inc. and Internet Brands, and Smile Brands today announced that Henry Schein One’s Dentrix Ascend® cloud-based practice management software will be adopted as the proprietary system Practice Management Services of Smile Brands and its affiliated dental practices.
Smile Brands, a 700-practice Dental Services Organization (DSO) based in Irvine, CA, chose Dentrix Ascend because of its powerful clinical features, as well as its ability to tightly integrate with Smile Brands’ proprietary tools via software application programming interfaces (APIs). and microservices architecture. This unique flexibility inherent in Dentrix Ascend has allowed Smile Brands to leverage its existing proprietary technology and ongoing custom development to create a single platform known as One Smile Ascend. This custom platform includes Dentrix Ascend as native practice management software that works seamlessly with tools developed by Smile Brands.
After conducting an in-depth analysis of the cloud practice management software market over the course of a year, as well as a pilot project with Dentrix Ascend in several practices and regions, Smile Brands determined that Dentrix Ascend was the best software cloud-based practice management software available. for their needs.
“Smile Brands is looking to the future by moving all of our affiliate practices to Dentrix Ascend,” said Steve Bilt, CEO of Smile Brands. “The vision and culture of Smile Brands, which provides ‘smiles for everyone!’ as we support our physicians, our teams and the patient experience, will only be enhanced through the clinical efficiency and easy access to data available with Dentrix Ascend. Smile Brands, like all large-scale DSOs, has many needs that can be well met by a best-in-class clinical solution and a series of needs specific to the company’s processes and historical journey. Dentrix Ascend’s architecture makes it particularly capable of meeting this complex demand. »
Dentrix Ascend moves practice management to the cloud, helping to increase practice efficiency and eliminate time spent on backups, software updates, and server issues. Because Dentrix Ascend is cloud-based, dentists can access their practice data anytime, from anywhere. It simplifies DSO management, providing a central database and activity reports while allowing individual sites the standardization they need.
“Henry Schein One is committed to supporting Smile Brands’ goal of being a leader in the DSO segment that improves all aspects of dentistry,” said Mike Baird, CEO of Henry Schein One. “We share the same goals to help Smile Brands use the most advanced technology to simplify the management of their practices and improve the quality of care for thousands of patients every day.”
About Smile brands
Smile Brands provides comprehensive business support services through exclusive long-term agreements with affiliated dental groups. The company was founded in 1998 by a management team consisting of co-founder Bilt and chief financial officer Brad Schmidt. Through acquisitions and the opening of new dental practices, Smile Brands has become a dominant player in the dental field with a growing number of affiliated practices in 30 states. Smile Brands’ primary capital sponsor is Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity investment firm focused on investing in physician-centric healthcare businesses.
About Henry Schein One
Henry Schein One, a joint venture between Henry Schein, Inc. and Internet Brands, is a software company providing integrated software and services to the dental industry. Based in American Fork, Utah, the company offers industry-leading solutions for dental practices, including Dentrix®, Dentrix Ascend®, Dentrix Enterprise®, Jarvis Analytics™, TechCentral™, Sesame Communications, Lighthouse360®, Officite and DentalPlans .com® as well as international companies, including Software of Excellence, Julie Software, InfoMed, Axium, Power Practice and LabNet, among others. For more information, visit www.henryscheinone.com.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a healthcare professional solutions company powered by a network of people and technology. With over 22,000 Schein Team Members Worldwide, the company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than one million customers worldwide with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our business, clinical, technology and supply chain solutions help offices dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can deliver quality care more efficiently. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinicsas well as other alternative care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized, automated distribution network, with a selection of over 120,000 Henry Schein branded and private label products in stock, plus over 180,000 additional products available to special order.
A FORTUNE 500 company and member of the S&P 500® Index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, NY, and has operations or subsidiaries in 32 countries and territories. The company’s sales reached $12.4 billion in 2021 and have grown at a compound annual rate of about 12.5% since Henry Schein went public in 1995.