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Henry Schein donates health care supplies to nine dental schools

March 19, 2018 Melville, N.Y. — Henry Schein announced March 6 it is donating $265,000 in health care products to nine dental schools in support of the schools' oral health outreach missions to underserved communities in the U.S. and globally.

The donations are part of the Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program, an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program.

Under the Global Student Outreach Program, Henry Schein provides teams of dental students and faculty from each school donations of oral health supplies.

The teams use these during missions to provide education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application and restorative treatment to children and adults living in underserved communities.

For 2018, Henry Schein is partnering with the New York University College of Dentistry; Nova Southeastern University's College of Dental Medicine; Columbia University College of Dental Medicine; Temple University – Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry; Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine; Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry – University of the Pacific; University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine; the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry; and the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

"For many people living in underserved communities, the Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program is their only access point for quality oral health care, so it is crucial that we provide the outreach teams from our university partners with these essential health care products," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein, in a news release.

"We are pleased to support the next generation of practitioners as they gain valuable experience, provide quality treatment, and gain a greater understanding of the impact that their generosity can have on the oral health, and by extension overall health, of people in need."

Dentists interested in learning more about volunteering your time to improve access to care for those in need both in the U.S. and around the world, contact the ADA Foundation at adaf@ada.org or by calling 1-312-440-2547.