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Henry Schein Joins Nassau County Dental Society to Celebrate 16th Annual Give Kids a Smile® Program

March 27, 2018
by Henry Schein, Inc.

Nassau Event is Part of ADA Foundation’s National Initiative to Provide Free Oral Health Care to Underserved Children

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) recently joined the Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS) in celebrating the 16th annual Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program, an initiative of the ADA Foundation (ADAF) through which dental teams volunteer to provide free oral health care and education to underserved children across the country.

Team Schein joined more than 400 volunteers to help provide over 1,200 kids from across Nassau County with dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications, and information about proper nutrition and teeth-brushing technique. This year’s event was the first attended by students from The Henry Viscardi School, a school for children with severe physical disabilities and who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. For more information about the event, please watch this video.

Henry Schein has served as the program’s official professional products sponsor since the ADA launched GKAS nationally in 2003 to help raise awareness of the critical need to expand access to oral health care for children in the U.S. The NCDS event, one of the largest in the country, was one of more than 1,300 events scheduled to take place throughout the country this year. Nearly 300,000 children will receive care at these events from over 24,000 volunteers, including more than 6,000 dentists, using essential oral health care products donated by Henry Schein and its supplier partners.

“We at Henry Schein are proud to support the Nassau County Dental Society and its volunteers in their efforts to help set children of all ages on the path to a lifetime of good oral health and overall health,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “The Give Kids A Smile program exemplifies Henry Schein’s commitment to expanding access to care to those who need it most, and we look forward to supporting the Nassau County Dental Society and volunteer oral health professionals across the country in their efforts to ‘help health happen’.”

Henry Schein’s supplier partners supporting the 2018 Give Kids A Smile program through product donations include 3M, Acteon, Ansell, Centrix, Coltene, Crosstex, DASH Medical, Dentsply Sirona, DMG America, DUKAL Corporation, Hu-Friedy, Kavo Kerr, Medicom, Premier, Sempermed, Septodont, Sunstar Americas, TIDI Products, Tuttnauer USA, Young Dental, and Zirc.

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 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 dentalanimal health, and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratoriesgovernment 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.comFacebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.