MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of healthcare products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that it has received the Pride Institute's "Best of Class" award in emerging technologies for Viive ®, its new Mac-based practice management system. Viive is the only practice management software system, and the only Mac product, chosen by the Pride Leadership Panel to receive this prestigious award. "We are honored that the renowned dental community leaders of the Pride Institute have recognized Viive as the premier product in the emerging technology category," said Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein Practice Solutions. "For dentists operating their practices with Macs, there is a real need for the superior performance that Viive delivers. We are very happy to have the effectiveness of Viive underscored by this important recognition." The Pride Institute panel comprises top opinion leaders in the dental technology industry, including Drs. Lou Shuman, John Flucke, Parag Kachalia, Paul Feuerstein, Marty Jablow, Larry Emmott and Titus Schleyer, who come together each year to discuss, debate and decide which products merit recognition. Organized by Dr. Lou Shuman, President of Pride Institute, the panel is committed to a selection method that is unbiased and rigorous. This facilitates a dynamic process that, year to year, honors products both obscure and well-known, basic and aspirational. "Dentists are running Macs in their practice at a growing rate, and we applaud Henry Schein for its forward-thinking and ability to bring such a cutting-edge, Mac-based practice management system to the market so quickly," added Dr. Lou Shuman. "We chose Viive because it combines a unique patient-centric workflow with the robust, simple features that make Macs so popular. It is progressive, well thought out, incredibly easy to use, and delivered through an elegant interface that only a Mac can provide. Viive is a breakthrough product." For more information about Viive, please visit Viive.com or call Henry Schein Dental at 1-855-MAC-VIIVE. About Henry Schein, Inc.Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.