Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that Claudia Paye, Office Manager for Dr. Frank Peritore’s New York-based Woodpoint Dental, has been selected as the recipient of the fourth annual Green Leader Award. The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) presented the award to Ms. Paye at the 2016 AADOM Conference, held last month in Boca Raton, Florida.
The award was created by AADOM as part of its Green Leader Initiative, which was developed to educate dental office managers and practices around the country about easy-to-implement strategies that reduce their environmental footprint and support their practices in achieving greater financial success. The initiative aims to empower practice managers to lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry’s green future, and was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
“It is an incredible honor to receive this award, and I’d like to thank AADOM and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for recognizing our team’s effort to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Ms. Paye. “It’s encouraging to know that our aspirations to create a greener world through an environmentally-friendly dental practice are recognized, and I hope that more practices are inspired by what we’ve been able to accomplish at Woodpoint Dental.”
Ms. Paye, an AADOM member, was recognized for spearheading efforts to reduce her practice’s carbon footprint by using recycled disposable products such as gloves, patient bibs, and tray covers; using energy-saving computers, lights, and light fixtures; donating old equipment to a dental school to be repurposed; going almost completely paperless with Henry Schein Practice Solutions’ Dentrix practice management software; and implementing a carpooling program for team members.
“When we consider the time and dedication it takes to implement so many environmentally conscious initiatives while turning an office fully digital, we can’t help but admire what Claudia has accomplished,” said AADOM Vice President Lorie Streeter. “Not only are her efforts commendable, but they will improve office productivity and make a noticeable environmental impact. It epitomizes her devotion to fostering a more positive and efficient environment for her team, doctors, and most importantly, the patient.”
“The Henry Schein Cares Foundation is proud to join with AADOM to recognize forward-thinking dental office managers such as Ms. Paye for their efforts to create greener, more efficient practices,” said Steven W. Kess, President, Henry Schein Cares Foundation. “Dental office managers play a critical role in facilitating an environment in which patients feel comfortable and oral health practitioners can deliver quality care, and we believe that Ms. Paye’s commitment to sustainability should serve as an inspiration to other practices.”
The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals. Our mission is to provide our members with networking, resources and education to help them achieve the highest level of professional development. For more information visit www.dentalmanagers.com or call 732.842.9977
About the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc.
Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care in communities around the world. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations to non-profit organizations supporting health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care.
The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law
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 19,000 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.