Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, and Internet Brands, El Segundo, Calif, a web presence and online marketing software provider, have launched a new joint venture designed to deliver integrated dental technology to help the profession improve practice management as well as practice communication.
The joint venture will be named Henry Schein One and will include the Henry Schein Practice Solutions products and services, such as Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Easy Dental, and TechCentral, as well as Henry Schein’s international dental practice management systems, including Software of Excellence, Logiciel Julie, InfoMed, Exan, and LabNet. Henry Schein One also will include the dental businesses of Internet Brands, including web-based solutions such as Demandforce, Sesame Communications, Officite, and DentalPlans.com.
Henry Schein One’s mission, according to a press release, is to “raise the level of innovation and deliver a new platform of enhanced dental software and services that work together seamlessly to share data and streamline the digital workflow for each member of the dental team.”
The joint venture will initially employ approximately 1,500 team members and be headquartered in American Fork, Utah.
Henry Schein will have majority ownership of the joint venture and Internet Brands will own a minority interest, with senior management from Henry Schein and Internet Brands serving on the board of Henry Schein One.
According to a press release from Henry Schein, the companies expect to complete the transaction in the second quarter of 2018.