Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program Supports Student-Led Missions To Underserved Communities Around The World
Company Donates $265K in Health Care Supplies to Support Oral Health Outreach Missions by Nine Dental School Partners
Henry Schein, Inc.(Nasdaq: HSIC) announced on 6th March that it is donating $265,000in health care products to nine dental schools in support of their oral health outreach missions to underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world. The donations are being made as 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 comprised of dental students and faculty from each school with a donation of oral health supplies. The teams use these products during missions to provide oral health care education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application, and restorative treatment to children and adults living in underserved communities.
During 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, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, and University of Florida College of Dentistry.
In addition to providing treatment, the Global Student Outreach Program teams assess the oral health needs of each targeted community and work to implement a sustainable oral health system, including the identification and training of local members of the community who can sustain oral health education and care on an ongoing basis.
"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. "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."