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Henry Schein Awarded 2014 William J. Gies Award For Outstanding Achievement


April 3, 2014
by Henry Schein

Company Recognized for Exceptional Contributions to Global Oral Health and Oral Health Education 

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, was presented with the 2014 William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement in the public or private partner category at a ceremony held recently during the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition.  Selected by the ADEA and the ADEAGeis Foundation, the award recognized Henry Schein for its work to advance oral health and oral health education around the world. 

Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc., accepted the award on behalf of Henry Schein. “It is gratifying to have this wonderful recognition of our Company’s commitment to advancing access to global oral health care through public-private partnerships that engage all sectors of the oral health community,” said Mr. Bergman.  “As a catalyst to the creation of these partnerships, we have been privileged to work closely with the ADEA and many other leading professional associations on a wide variety of initiatives through Henry Schein Cares, our global social responsibility program.  We are confident that through our strong partnerships and sustained commitment, we can continue to enhance oral health care around the world.” 

Named in honor of Dr. William J. Gies, a pioneering biochemist and dentist who transformed dental education with the publication in 1926 of the Gies Report, Dental Education in the United States and Canada, the Gies Awards honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation and achievement in dental education, research and leadership.

Dr. Bruce Donoff, DMD, MD, Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, presented the award to Henry Schein.  “The decades of commitment that Henry Schein has demonstrated is a wonderful example of corporate responsibility to the professional community that it serves,” said Dr. Donoff.  “Its strong support of dental education in an effort to advance access to care is matched by its programs to enhance wellness and prevention, increase emergency preparedness and relief, and build health care capacity around.”

Public-private partnerships are the foundation of Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility model, which is carried out through its Henry Schein Cares program.  The Company is committed to playing a catalyst role in the formation of public-private partnerships with its supplier partners, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, professional associations and Team Schein in an effort to effectively mobilize action and collectively address global health issues.  Successful public-private partnerships are pivotal to Henry Schein’s flagship outreach initiatives, including its more than a decade-long commitment as professional product sponsor of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile program; the Henry Schein Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program; the NYU College of Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach program; and the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation program.

About The William J. Gies Foundation
The William J. Gies (pronounced guys) Foundation was established in 1950 by colleagues and admirers of Dr. Gies with seed funds raised by the American College of Dentists.  It was a private foundation and the first U.S. foundation to support dental education and scholarship.  In 2002, it joined with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to form ADEAGies Foundation, a public foundation.  For more information, visit www.adea.org/ADEAGiesFoundation/

About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, deans, program directors, administrators, faculty and students, residents and fellows.  The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings and communications like the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the admissions services: ADEA AADSAS, ADEA PASS, ADEA DHCAS and ADEA CAAPID.  For more information, visit www.adea.org.

About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. 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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 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 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 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 25 countries.  The Company’s sales reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.  For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.