Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, announced the acquisition of Lighthouse 360, a dental practice management and patient communication software provider, through its Henry Schein One joint venture. According to the company, the acquisition is part of Henry Schein One’s strategy to deliver integrated technology platforms that help dental teams become more productive and improve each stage of the patient experience.

Henry Schein One is a joint venture between Henry Schein Inc and Internet Brands that is focused on integrated technology for dental practice management.

Founded in 2006, Lighthouse 360 was previously part of Web.com and had 2018 sales of approximately $50 million. Henry Schein expects that Lighthouse 360 will be neutral to the company’s 2019 earnings per diluted share and accretive thereafter. The company did not disclose financial terms of the deal.

“Lighthouse 360 is an innovative provider in the large and highly fragmented market for patient engagement software,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “Lighthouse 360’s highly automated software platform will expand our practice marketing and client communication solutions, providing tools to better connect us with our dental customers, and to help dental practitioners better connect to their patients.”

According to a press release from Henry Schein, Lighthouse 360 serves more than 11,000 dental practices with a range of web-based tools that automate tasks and help practices save time, reduce no-shows, and build stronger relationships with patients. Lighthouse 360 software has been recognized with numerous industry awards and is highly rated by users, with 90% of surveyed Lighthouse 360 users reporting that the software has increased their practice’s efficiency.

“As we explored this acquisition, it quickly became clear that Lighthouse 360’s relentless focus on task automation, product innovation, and exemplary customer service made it a natural fit within the Henry Schein One portfolio,” added James A. Harding, Jr, chief executive officer of Henry Schein One. “Lighthouse 360 is in many ways a microcosm of Henry Schein One—a passionate group of technology innovators that put practice efficiency and patient experience at the forefront of everything we do.”

The Lighthouse 360 brand will reportedly remain intact and continue to offer and support all current products following the acquisition. The company has nearly 150 employees and is headquartered in Sugar Hill, Ga.