Friday, September 4, 2009

ProDrive Systems Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Patterson Dental Canada

ProDrive continues to make inroads into our profession with their game changing turbine and chuck design. If you haven't tried ProDrive yet, ask your dealer to let you take a test drive. You'll never believe what an improvement ProDrive makes in air turbines!

In May, I was speaking in Montreal and got a chance to speak with some of the Patterson people about my experience and passion for ProDrive. They seemed very interested at the time. The press release below proves the point:

Unique and patented ProDrive products provide unparalleled handpiece
performance and efficiency benefits for dentists.

Montreal, September 1, 2009 - With five years and $25M invested in R&D, in
partnership with industry leading manufacturers (Sirona, Meisinger and
SycoTec – R&D spin off of KaVo), ProDrive Systems today announced the launch
of ProDrive products nationwide in Canada with an exclusive
multimillion-dollar agreement through Patterson Dental Canada. As Canada’s
largest dental products reseller, Patterson has operations in Vancouver,
Edmonton, Calgary, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Halifax and
Montreal.

ProDrive products include the upgrade turbine for leading brand handpieces,
the patented triangular shank burs, and the ProDrive handpieces. The unique
product offering revolutionizes dental handpieces improving instrument cut
speed, control and precision. ProDrive products have an engaged triangular
drive system, an innovative locking turbine and bur design that outperforms
outdated friction grip handpiece design.

"On the heels of a successful American launch in Q1 & Q2 2009, we saw a
great opportunity to introduce our products to the Canadian market,” Richard
St-Pierre, President & CEO of ProDrive Systems. “We are proud to have
partnered with blue chip industry brands to develop and manufacture such a
revolutionary product, and now our Canadian distribution agreement with the
market leader, Patterson, is another indication of our growth and progress.
We’re proud to be working with the Patterson team to bring these products to
Canadian dentists.”

Andre Desjardins, CEO Patterson Canada adds, "Our ProDrive field trials
demonstrated valuable clinical benefits to the dentist and we are proud to
be ProDrive’s exclusive reseller partner in Canada. Patterson Canada has a
legacy of successfully introducing new products to the North American market
and we look forward to an important and lasting partnership with ProDrive."


About ProDrive Systems
ProDrive Systems Inc. is a dental technology firm that is poised to
revolutionize dentistry technology and practice with a patented ProDrive
Triangular Bur and Turbine System that improves the performance of dental
handpieces and enhances practice efficiency. Visit www.prodrivesystems.com
for more information.

About Patterson Dental Supply
As Patterson’s largest business, Patterson Dental Supply provides a
virtually complete range of consumable dental products, clinical and
laboratory equipment, and value-added services to dentists, dental
laboratories, institutions and other healthcare providers throughout North
America. Patterson Dental Supply, which is growing significantly faster than
its market, has the largest direct sales force in the industry, totaling
nearly 1,300 sales representatives and equipment/software specialists
serving the United States and Canada.

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