Henry Schein Supports Volunteer Endodontists Expanding Oral Health Care In Jamaica

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 General News
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Company Donates Health Care Products and Funds to Support Foundation for Endodontics' Outreach Trips to Jamaica's Treasure Beach Community

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC)

announced today its commitment to donate $100,000 in health care products and cash over the next five years to the Foundation for Endodontics in support of the organization's upcoming outreach trips to treat the endodontic needs of people living in the underserved Jamaican community of Treasure Beach and surrounding areas. The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program, and Henry Schein Dental.

As part of the donation, Henry Schein will donate $8,000 in health care products—including endodontic motors, files, and filling materials—and Henry Schein Dental will contribute $12,000 in cash each year through 2021 in support of the Foundation's outreach trips to the Helping Hands Clinic in Treasure Beach. In three previous outreach trips to the area, volunteer endodontists, endodontic residents, and dental students treated more than 1,200 patients and performed over 100 root canals. Henry Schein's support will allow the Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), to conduct four outreach trips annually.

"We are grateful to have the support of Henry Schein, which understands the impact that the Foundation for Endodontics can have on the oral health and overall health of people who lack access to quality endodontic care," said Dr. Peter Morgan, President, Foundation for Endodontics. "Thanks to this generous donation, our volunteers are able to deliver treatment to a greater number of Treasure Beach residents, thus enhancing their quality of life while improving public health."

Dr. Morgan recently sat down for a conversation with John Ferone, Senior Director, Global Endodontic Category Management, Henry Schein Dental, to discuss the power of volunteerism in the endodontic community as part of #ScheinChats, the company's Facebook Live interview series. The chat, which took place at the recent AAE annual meeting in New Orleans, can be viewed here.

"Henry Schein is pleased to support the Foundation for Endodontics, whose commitment to enhancing the oral health of people in need so closely mirrors our own," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "This agreement will provide the Foundation with the resources it needs to conduct its outreach work, while also increasing the number of patients who will receive the high-quality endodontic care its volunteers so ably provide."

About the Foundation for Endodontics The mission of the Foundation for Endodontics is to support endodontics by providing resources and funding for research, education, public awareness and access to care. The Foundation for Endodontics supports saving natural teeth for all through the efforts of endodontic specialists. For information about the Foundation for Endodontics, please visit www.aae.org/foundation.

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. The Helping Health Happen blog is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally.

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 21,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 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 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. 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 32 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, 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.

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SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.

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