MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Callahan Memorial Award.
Mr. Bergman was recognized on September 18th during the Callahan Celebration of Excellence as part of the 149th Ohio Dental Association (ODA) Annual Session, held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, located in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Bergman was cited for leading Henry Schein's longstanding commitment to advancing access to oral health care.
"It is a great honor to receive the Callahan Memorial Award, which for nearly a century has been given to a veritable who's who of dentistry – truly illustrious global dental leaders," said Mr. Bergman. "Receiving the Callahan Memorial Award is a reflection of the shared commitment of more than 18,000 Team Schein Members, who work tirelessly to help our customers advance access to health care around the world. Henry Schein is proud to partner with the ODA and other organizations that share our vision of improving global oral care."
Named after the late Dr. John Ross Callahan, a pioneer in the field of dentistry, the Callahan Memorial Award is an international honor established in 1920 that annually recognizes outstanding contributions to dentistry, spotlighting Ohio dentists and others who have made exemplary efforts on behalf of the profession. Dr. Callahan was noted for his research into materials and methods for filling root canals, and investigations on dental materials and patient-management concerns.
"Henry Schein has truly made remarkable strides in helping organized dentistry highlight the importance of oral health throughout patients' lives, and by championing the notion that oral health care is a vital part of primary care," said Dr. Thomas Paumier, ODA's 2015 President. "In addition, the ODA has benefited from Team Schein Member participation with ODA members, the Company's support of access to care initiatives, such as Give Kids A Smile, and a host of oral health outreach missions in Ohio. We thank Henry Schein for their enduring partnership and support of organized dentistry over the years, which has helped provide a pathway for dental professionals to regularly come together to share experiences and best practices, thereby raising the bar for patient care higher and higher."
Previous recipients of the Callahan Memorial Award include: Dr. D. Walter Cohen, Chancellor Emeritus, Drexel University College of Medicine, with whom Henry Schein has worked with on oral health programs in the Delaware Valley and abroad; the late Dr. Larry Meskin, former Dean and Professor and Director of Continuing Education of University of Colorado, School of Dentistry, who served as Chairman of the Henry Schein Oral Health Advisory Board; and the late Dr. Dominick DePaolo, a former president of The Forsyth Institute, an independent nonprofit biomedical research organization, on whose Board both Mr. Bergman and Steven W. Kess, Henry Schein's Vice President of Global Professional Relations, serve.
About the Callahan Memorial Award Commission
The Callahan Memorial Award Commission serves to perpetuate the history of the dental profession by recognizing excellence in the field of dentistry in the name of one of dentistry's giants, Dr. John Ross Callahan. Since 1922 The Callahan Memorial Award has been presented to a person who embodies the spirit of the Commission: a person who has provided profound and impacting contributions to the art and science of dentistry and whose hard work, dedication and genius have improved the level of the oral health of the public. One of dentistry's few international awards; the Callahan Memorial Award Commission was established in 1920 by the Ohio State Dental Society, now known as the Ohio Dental Association.
About the Ohio Dental Association
The Ohio Dental Association serves more than 5,400 member dentists, nearly 75 percent of the state's licensed dentists, through programs, services and member benefits. In addition, the ODA reaches out to consumers, educators, health professionals and others through education, advocacy and public service programs.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 18,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 100,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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