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Henry Schein supports CDA Cares with $100,000 donation

September 25, 2015 Sacramento, Calif. — Henry Schein Cares will contribute $100,000 in supplies to support the next two CDA Cares volunteer dental events in Fresno and Ventura, California, the California Dental Association announced Sept. 24.

The contribution makes it Henry Schein Cares' largest single donation to CDS Cares, which provides free restorations, extractions, cleanings and oral health education to Californians with barriers to care.

"The philanthropic support we have received from Henry Schein is vital to the success of our CDA Cares events," said Dr. Don Rollofson, chairman of the CDA Foundation, in a press release. "With their support and this very generous contribution, we will be able to serve more patients across California who need oral health care the most."

"Not only does CDA Cares provide dental services to those in need, but these events also bring the community together and have a tremendous impact throughout the state," said Glenn Showgren, California zone general manager for Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein Inc. "Henry Schein Dental is committed to social responsibility and we are proud to partner with CDA Cares in supporting the vital clinics that help expand access to care."

CDA Cares events also educate the public and policymakers about the importance of oral health and a dental safety net, including a Denti-Cal program and a state dental director who can develop programs to improve the oral health of Californians.

Since 2012, the CDA Foundation has held seven CDA Cares events that have provided $11.2 million in dental services to nearly 14,000 patients across California.

The CDA Foundation was formed as the philanthropic arm of the California Dental Association in 2001 with the mission to improve the oral health of Californians by supporting the dental health profession in its efforts to meet community needs.

For more information, visit cdafoundation.org/cdacares.