Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, will collaborate with Sikka Software Corp, Milpitas, Calif, to provide Henry Schein’s customers with further optimization of business intelligence and financials based on the capabilities of Sikka Software’s product offering, which includes Dental Practice Optimizer®, Clinical Practice Optimizer™, Fee Optimizer Fee Schedule Optimizer®, and HotOptimize®.

According to Kevin Bunker, vice president and general manager of Henry Schein Practice Solutions, "Sikka’s software products complement Henry Schein’s practice-management solutions product offering and expands upon our innovative technology and services."

"Sikka’s software products will support customers of Henry Schein’s industry-leading practice management systems, including Dentrix®, Easy Dental®, Dentrix Enterprise®, DentalVision™, EndoVision™, and OMSVision™, by providing critical intelligence in vital areas of their practice, particularly by showing return on investment in marketing, patients, fees, treatment planning, and insurance in an easy-to-use format," said Vijay Sikka, CEO and president of Sikka Software Corp.

Dental Practice Optimizer (DPO) is a business-intelligence tool with an easy-to-use traffic light color-coded dashboard. Key features and benefits of DPO include the following:
• real-time practice vital signs and fee analysis;
• practice valuation, patient payment, attrition, and accounts receivable analysis;

• insurance to cash revenue analysis, marketing analysis, and goal planning;
• emergency management and continuing education management; and
• real-time analysis of cash flow.