January 16, 2019
by Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein and the International College of Dentists’ (ICD) Global Visionary Fund (GVF) have once again joined together to support the oral health of children. This time, products were donated to the Fleur de Vie’s health awareness and education initiative during their back to school program. From September to December 2018, more than 400 grammar school age children attended a one-day program and took part in health education, physical fitness, and recreational activities.
During the day, the pupils received school suppliers for the year as well as new tooth brushes and tooth paste. Information in French and Haitian Creole was also provided for parents to further encourage them to teach their children proper oral health practices. As part of this program, the children also received oral health screenings and education on how to properly use their new tooth brushes and how to floss by local dentist and faculty member of the Faculté d’Odontologie de l’Université d’État-d’Hite (Dental Faculty of the State University of Haiti), Dr. Mario Sajous. This oral care promotion is an ongoing project that will continue in 2019.
“Every child deserves not only the opportunity to return to school confident in the knowledge that they have the tools to succeed, but also the best health care possible. This Fleur de Vie project not only offers an important help for many families providing students with exactly what they need to meet the challenges of a new school year, but also combines this worthwhile course with oral health prevention and education initiatives that are so crucial for the student’s total health,” said Jennifer Kim Field, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at Henry Schein. “We are very happy to be able to support this initiative in cooperation with the ICD.”
Fleur De Vie, which means Flower of Life, is a not for profit organization based in New York that works with and supports initiatives to implement social change in communities in need around the world. Fleur De Vie lends its assistance at a grassroots level by organizing program that promote transparency and ensuring that the focus remains on benefiting the vulnerable and poor of populations that need it most. This work is done by collaborating with not for profits that take action in education, health, and environmental sustainability, areas of concentration that can have the most impact long term. Fleur De Vie is comprised of a team of professionals who, in partnership with a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, organizations, and communities, are devoted to supporting the needs of struggling not for profits through fund-raising and campaign promotions. *)
Henry Schein’s product donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program. 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. The support for Fleur de Vie is part of Henry Schein Cares’ long-term partnership with the ICD Global Visionary Fund.
In conjunction with this partnership, the International College of Dentists has inducted three dentists from Haiti, Dr. Sajous, alongside Dr. Jacques Denis and Dr. Tony Cajouste Jean-Pierre, into the Fellowship of the College in recognition of their outstanding professional achievements, meritorious services, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind. The initiation ceremony took place this past November in New York City where the dentists received their gold Key and Fellowship Certificate.
* Source: Fleur de Vie
About International College of Dentists
The ICD has been Honoring the World’s Leading Dentists Since 1920 TM. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only. A nominated dentist must pass a rigorous, peer review process leading to the recognition of the individual’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind”. Currently, there are about 12,000 dentists in 122 countries worldwide, who have been awarded the prestigious title of FICD (Fellow, International College of Dentists). Throughout 2020, ICD will organize a series of special events under the theme “Celebrating the First 100 Years.” Henry Schein has become the Centennial Partner for the organization’s 100th anniversary. For more information, please visit the International College of Dentists at www.icd.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a health solutions network powered by people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world’s largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of 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’s network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The company’s sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, please visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.