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Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc. Chooses DenTrek for Online Corporate Training Services

Monday, September 24, 2001

ORANGE, Calif., September 24, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc. (NYSE: SYD) announced today that it will begin using the services of DenTrek (division of Learn HealthSci Inc.) to implement online training for its sales force. Courses will be accessible to Kerr Dental sales reps as well as retail sales reps that sell Kerr Dental products through the retail distribution chain. Kerr is a primary subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc..

DenTrek, the dental division of Learn HealthSci Inc., specializes in online multimedia dental training to dentists and dental sales representatives. DenTrek has developed a strong background in online dental education through its flagship online dental continuing education web site, DenTrek.com. DenTrek specializes in production and management of multimedia dental training courses in all disciplines of dentistry. Located in San Diego, CA, DenTrek provides a complete online training solution to dental corporations that wish to augment their corporate training strategy using Internet-based learning. DenTrek's online corporate training package will initially be used by SDS's newest division, SybronEndo to train it's domestic and international sales force on Kerr Endodontic products.

Kerr's Internet Director and SybronEndo's Marketing Director, Steve Jones, indicated he is extremely pleased with DenTrek's online training package, which is expected to result in significant cost savings over traditional methods of training. "DenTrek enables us to cost-effectively train and monitor both Kerr reps and distributor retail reps with online multimedia courses that accentuate the clinical applications and benefits of Kerr products," says Mr. Jones. We are very pleased with our relationship with DenTrek and look forward to expanding our corporate training using their dental expertise, multimedia production capabilities and innovative learning platform, Seminar Management System (SMS)."

Dr. Philip Klein, Chief Executive Officer of DenTrek says, "this is an exciting opportunity for DenTrek to work with a prestigious, global dental company like Sybron Dental Specialties. We are committed to providing Sybron with a cost-effective, comprehensive solution to their online training strategies."

Sybron Dental Specialties and it subsidiaries are leading manufacturers of value-added products for the professional dental, orthodontics and infection control products segments in the United States and abroad. The primary subsidiaries of Sybron Dental are Kerr, Ormco and Metrex. Kerr Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive line of consumable products to the dental industry worldwide. Ormco engineers, manufactures, markets and distributes a complete array of consumable orthodontic products worldwide. Metrex Research corporation develops, manufactures and markets consumable infection prevention products to the dental and health care markets.

SOURCE Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc.

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