Henry Schein continues its mission to promote diversity and inclusion in dentistry

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MELVILLE, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) continued its mission to promote diversity and inclusion in dentistry by recently participating in the Queens County Dental Society’s Diversity Leadership Roundtable, an open forum for national, state, local and cultural leaders. various dental associations to discuss how the dental industry and profession can work together to promote greater diversity in dentistry.

The two-day gathering brought together representatives from the National Dental Association, Dominican, Hispanic, Korean and Puerto Rican dental associations, the Diverse Dental Society and others, to discuss how to collaboratively strengthen pipeline development and recruitment of underrepresented populations into the dental profession. Also in attendance were Congressman Adriano Espaillat, American Dental Association (ADA) President Dr. Cesar Sabates, ADA Past President Dr. Chad Gehani, and ADA Executive Director, Dr. Ray Cohlmia. Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility program, Henry Schein Cares, supported the roundtable when it was first held in 1997 and played an important role in organizing the inaugural conference.

“We were delighted to participate in the Queens County Dental Society’s Diversity Leadership Roundtable, which reinforces our ongoing commitment to championing diversity in the health professions and increasing access to care for communities. stronger,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “By working together, we can continue to foster an environment in which diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of the dental profession and our industry.”

During the event, Steven W. Kess, Vice President of Global Professional Relations at Henry Schein, received Congressional Recognition from Congressman Espaillat for his lifelong contribution to the advancement of oral health. -dental. Mr. Kess has been instrumental in creating innovative public-private partnerships, which have helped improve access to care and health equity for the underserved. He is also a co-founder of Henry Schein Cares and was founding president of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

“On behalf of the more than 22,000 members of Team Schein, it is a privilege to receive this honor, and it demonstrates Team Schein’s commitment to promoting pathways of opportunity to encourage greater diversity. within the health profession,” said Kess. . “We, along with many of our partners, are committed to ‘helping health happen’ around the world and we look forward to continuing our collaboration on this very important initiative.”

Henry Schein has helped advance the conversation about diversity and inclusion in dentistry for over two decades. For example, the company was one of four founding corporate sponsors of the ADA’s Institute for Diversity Leadership, which was created to foster leadership training and a corporate mentorship network within the industry. dentistry to improve the business management skills of dentists of racial, ethnic or sexual origins who have been underrepresented in such roles.

Henry Schein also supported the first annual conference in June 2014 of the Diverse Dental Society, comprised of three minority oral health professional organizations: the Hispanic Dental Association, the National Dental Association, and the Society of American Indian Dentists. These associations have partnered during the COVID-19 pandemic to address unmet needs in underresourced communities in an effort to draw attention to disparities in care.

“Henry Schein has been a driving force in expanding opportunities in dentistry and beyond for years,” said Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13). “Steve Kess is an inspiration to all of us and his contributions to diversity, inclusion and representation are commendable. Congratulations to him and the Schein team for this well-deserved recognition.

To learn more about Henry Schein’s diversity and inclusion efforts, please click here.

About Henry Schein Treatments

Henry Schein Cares is built on five pillars: empowering Team Schein to reach their potential, advancing health equity and expanding access to care for underserved communities, accelerating environmental sustainability, strengthening and diversify our supply chain and maintain strong ethical governance. The health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on four main areas: (1) wellness, treatment, prevention and education; (2) capacity building; (3) emergency preparedness and disaster response; and (4) health system strengthening.

Rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the philosophy of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the goal-oriented vision of Henry Schein Cares is to “do well by doing good.” Our commitment to sustained long-term economic success while creating shared value for society is achieved through the work of Henry Schein Cares and our stakeholder model that engages the five components of our Mosaic of Success. To learn more about how we are making a difference, please visit: www.henryschein.com/corporatecitizenship.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a healthcare professional solutions company powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Schein team members worldwide, the company’s network of trusted advisors provides more than one million customers worldwide with more than 300 valuable solutions that help improve operational success and clinical results. Our business, clinical, technology and supply chain solutions help in-office dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can deliver quality care more efficiently. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, and other alternative care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized, automated distribution network, with a selection of over 120,000 Henry Schein branded and private label products in stock, plus over 180,000 additional products available to special order.

A FORTUNE 500 company and member of the S&P 500® Index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, NY, and has operations or subsidiaries in 32 countries and territories. The company’s sales reached $12.4 billion in 2021 and have grown at a compound annual rate of about 12.5% ​​since Henry Schein went public in 1995.

For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, Instagram.com/HenrySchein and Twitter.com/HenrySchein.

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