Conference Forges Global Network of Senior Oral Health Leaders to Advance the Mission of a Cavity-Free World for Children
MELVILLE, N.Y., Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, is sponsoring the 10th annual Senior Dental Leaders Programme, an international conference designed to develop high-level leadership and management capabilities in oral health leaders from around the globe. This year’s event in London, which began March 6 and ends today, has been attended by 150 participants.
First conceptualized by Professor Raman Bedi, DDS, in 2007 at King’s College London, the Senior Dental Leaders Programme is organized by the Global Child Dental Fund, King’s College London Dental Institute, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s global corporate social responsibility program, has supported the event—together with co-sponsor Colgate-Palmolive—since its inception.
The intensive multi-day conference has brought together dental policy makers, national Chief Dental Officers, representatives from non-governmental organizations, and members of the clinical and academic communities, who are working to forge an international collaborative network with the goal of advancing the mission of a cavity-free world for children. Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc., delivered the Programme’s keynote address on March 8 during a day-long seminar entitled “Developing Leadership in the Dental Profession.”
“The world faces oral health challenges that will not be solved by a single actor, but rather through a concentrated effort by members of every sector of the oral health community who work together towards a shared vision,” Mr. Bergman said. “Henry Schein is committed to a public-private partnership built on the strengths of clinicians, dental educators, governments, non-governmental organizations, and industry. The Senior Dental Leaders Programme enhances this partnership and reinforces the relationships at its core by empowering health leaders, enabling the sharing of best practices, and increasing access to oral care throughout the world.”
Other speakers have included Dr. Bruce Donoff, Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Dr. Diane Rekow, Dean of King’s College London Dental Institute; and Dr. Tony Volpe, Trustee of the Global Child Dental Fund.
Over the course of the conference, participants have exchanged knowledge and research, shared best practices, and examined case studies of strategies to meet oral health challenges. They have also gained greater insight into effective team leadership and change management through a series of presentations and panel discussions. Each day of the conference is aligned around key topics, including: “The Global Context and the Leadership of Strategy,” “Developing Leadership in the Dental Profession,” “Team Leadership and Change Management,” and “Scenario Planning and Public Health Innovations.”
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) 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 S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 18,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million 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 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 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 33 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.