Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), celebrated Asia’s increasing prominence in the global dental community in his keynote address at the International College of Dentists’ (ICD) International Scientific Congress & Induction Ceremony in Macau.
Mr. Bergman delivered his remarks on June 19 to ICD’s Section XIII (China) and its newly established Section XV (which includes Macau and a number of nations throughout Asia). In his remarks, Mr. Bergman shared that Macau is an ideal location for the Congress, underscoring Asia’s increasingly important role in the global dental community.
“We recognize that Asia represents an important region of future growth, and we are committed to supporting dental practitioners in this region as well as expanding our presence in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and Southeast Asia,” said Mr. Bergman. “We share ICD’s global perspective and values, and we applaud their effort to expand their important work throughout Asia.”
Mr. Bergman also praised the work of ICD members, who offer their time and talent to serve those who do not have access to oral health care.
“Through ICD’s Global Visionary Fund, we have successfully partnered with ICD around our common commitment to humanitarian service by advancing oral health care for underserved communities around the world. We are so appreciative of the tremendous volunteer work performed by ICD Fellows and are excited by the new opportunities for collaboration between Sections XIII and Section XV,” he added.
Mr. Bergman concluded his remarks by stating, “We all know that addressing the complex issues of enhancing global oral health can be challenging, maybe even impossible at times. Of the many wonderful leadership lessons to be learned from Nelson Mandela’s life, I believe that this is the most important – ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ As you return to your respective countries and your individual practices and encounter new challenges, please remember that nothing is impossible.”
Presented in collaboration with the Macau Dental Association, the ICD Congress featured an educational program presented by a world-class line-up of international dental experts and a trade show focused on the latest advances in dental technology.
The International College of Dentists, which has been Honoring the World’s Leading Dentists Since 1920™, has over 12,000 members who have earned the title of FICD (Fellow International College of Dentists) in 122 countries throughout the world. Fellowship in the College is by invitation only and is granted in recognition of an individual dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service, and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”
Additional information on ICD governance and global humanitarian and other service projects may be viewed at www.icd.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of 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, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.