DR. LOU SHUMAN LAUNCHES
CELLERANT CONSULTING GROUP
Cellerant to ofer dental companies unique resources to accelerate growth and drive more valuable customer engagement
Cellerant Consulting Group is now open for business.
Under the direction of dentist, executive consultant, and
dental industry innovator Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS,
Cellerant has brought together leading businesses and
experts to provide client companies unique resources
to grow their market shares. Cellerant will ofer diverse
resources to its client companies that include product
evaluation, product development, marketing, branding,
continuing education sponsorship, and lead generation.
Upon fnalizing goals and objectives through consultations with Dr. Shuman, Cellerant client companies have
access to Dr. Shuman’s consulting expertise and Cellerant’s diverse roster of partner businesses. Cellerant’s goal
is to create a seamless and unifed consulting approach
that is a frst of its kind in the dental space.
Cellerant’s competencies include the following:
• Product research, development, and evaluation
• Product incubation
• Website development and online marketing
• Online lead generation
• Practice management
In addition to partner companies, Dr. Shuman has
brought together leading voices in dental product
evaluation as chief development ofcers for Cellerant:
• Marty Jablow, DMD, “America’s Dental Technology
Coach,” in private practice in New Jersey
• John Flucke, DDS, chief dental editor for Dental
Products Report, in private practice in Missouri
• Paul Feuerstein, DMD, technology editor for Dentistry
Today, in private practice in Massachusetts
Cellerant began meeting with potential clients in Febru-
ary at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. “I am
humbled by the response to our launch at Chicago Mid-
winter,” said Dr. Shuman. “In two days, eight companies
moved forward to become Cellerant clients.”
Dr. Shuman added, “Cellerant is providing dental com-
panies proven resources and expertise to accelerate
growth and develop dentist-focused, relationship-driven
services that help diferentiate [client companies] from
Visit cellerantconsulting.com to fnd more information.
—Cellerant Consulting press release 7 April 2016
established a new country organization and distributor
network covering all provinces.
In addition, Straumann is to acquire a 30% stake in
Anthogyr and ofers potential leverage to the business in
other markets through Instradent, the business platform
that Straumann is building to address the global value
segment with multiple brands. Financial details were
not disclosed, and the agreement is expected to become
efective at the end of March, subject to the fulfllment of
certain conditions. —Straumann/Anthogyr press release 25 February 2016
HENRY SCHEIN PARTNERS WITH
J. MORITA TO EXPAND PRESENCE
Henry Schein Inc. will own a 50% interest in One Piece
Corp., a $125-million subsidiary of J. Morita Corp.
Henry Schein Inc. announced on March 23 that it
had entered into a defnitive transaction to expand its
presence in Japan, the world’s second largest dental
market, by partnering with J. Morita Corp.
As a result of the transaction, Henry Schein will own a
50% interest in One Piece Corp., a subsidiary of J. Morita.
One Piece is composed of eight dental dealers throughout
Japan, which serve approximately 6,000 dental clinics
and had aggregate sales of approximately $125 million in
the 2015 fscal year. Henry Schein expects the transaction
to be neutral to fnancial results. Financial terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.
Tis transaction builds on Henry Schein’s presence in Japan,
which commenced in October 2014 with an investment in
Iwase Dental Supply Inc., a provider of dental consumables,
implants, and equipment. Kenichiro (Ken) Iwase, the
managing director of Iwase Dental Supply, will assume the
leadership of Henry Schein’s expanded presence in Japan.
Japan has approximately 90,000 dentists and an estimated
64,000 dental clinics. With the addition of One Piece, Henry
Schein Japan will serve approximately 20% of Japan’s dentists.
Morita, with 2015 fscal year revenue of $672 million,
develops equipment, distributes and retails dental
products globally, and provides after-sale service. Te
eight dealers that comprise Morita’s One Piece subsidiary
are Asuka Dental Supply, based in Nara; Dentall Corp.,
based in Nagoya; DUS Co. Ltd., based in Kushiro; IDental
Supply Co. Ltd., based in Gifu; Kuwabara Dental, based
in Nigata; Oriental Dental Equipment, based in Oita;
Sapporo Dental Corp., based in Sapporo; and Uchiyama
Corp., based in Sendai. —Henry Schein press release 23 March 2016