Patterson Companies and Sirona Dental Systems have extended Patterson’s exclusive distribution agreement for Schick CDR® digital dental x-ray products in the US and Canada through December 31, 2009.

“We are extremely pleased with the extension of our agreement with Schick, one of our key partners and the acknowledged leader in digital radiography,” Scott P. Anderson, president of Patterson Dental said. “The digital x-ray market is one of the fastest growing in dentistry today, and we believe that the combined strengths of Patterson and Sirona will enable us to continue providing the best digital x-ray solutions to dentists throughout North America.”

Schick is a subsidiary of Sirona. Patterson Dental, Patterson’s dental unit, has been the exclusive distributor of Schick digital products throughout North America since 2000.

[Patterson Companies, April 4, 2007]