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Industry Watch: Henry Schein executive given lifetime leadership award

June 20, 2016 The New York State Dental Foundation announced June 4 that Steven W. Kess, vice president of global professional relations and president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, received the Lifetime Leadership Award.

Mr. Kess is a co-founder of Henry Schein Cares, the company's social responsibility program. The ADA created the Steven W. Kess Give Kids A Smile Corporate Volunteer Award to honor him.

"I am honored to be recognized by the dental community that has been such an integral part of my personal and professional life and that does so much to improve the lives of others," said Mr. Kess at the New York State Dental Foundation's awards luncheon.

"I am most proud of the community outreach programs that have been created to enhance access to care as a result of the public-private partnerships we have catalyzed at Henry Schein to influence social change."