Henry Schein, Melville, NY, reported record third quarter financial results.

“We are pleased with our third quarter financial results, which demonstrate solid growth in each of our business groups. We believe that the end markets we serve are stable-to-improving and that we have continued to gain market share with our value-added solutions approach to servicing customers,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “We believe there are exciting opportunities ahead for Henry Schein’s businesses as we execute on our strategic goals.”

Dental sales of $1.5 billion increased 2.4%, consisting of 4.4% growth in local currencies and a 2.0% decline related to foreign currency exchange. In local currencies, internally generated sales increased 3.5% and acquisition growth was 0.9%. The 3.5% internal growth in local currencies included 4.7% growth in North America and 1.6% growth internationally.

“Internal sales growth in local currencies in our North America dental consumable merchandise business was healthy at 4.3%, primarily driven by market share gains. North America dental equipment internal sales in local currencies increased by 5.9%,” commented Bergman. “Internationally, internal sales growth in local currencies increased 3.5% for dental consumables and declined 4.2% for dental equipment due to softer end markets, primarily in Germany.”