MELVILLE, N.Y., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it has sponsored for a 12th year the Senior Dental Leaders Programme, reflecting the Company's enduring commitment to expand access to health care and to develop high-level capabilities in oral health leaders from around the world. The six-day conference, which took place last week at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, included representatives from nine countries who benefitted from leadership development training they can use to address the oral health challenges in their community.
First conceptualized in 2007 at King's College London by Professor Raman Bedi, DDS, the Programme is organized by the Global Child Dental Fund, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and this year's host, the King's College London Dental Institute. Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program, has supported the event—together with co-sponsor Colgate-Palmolive—since its inception.
The Programme is attended by a diverse cohort from within the international dental community working collaboratively toward a cavity-free world for children, including dental policymakers, national Chief Dental Officers, representatives from non-governmental organizations, members of the clinical and academic communities, and other stakeholders. Henry Schein sponsored 11 attending delegates representing Australia, Brazil, China, Morocco, Portugal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, and the U.S.
During this week's conference, participants exchanged knowledge and research, shared best practices, and examined case studies of strategies to meet oral health challenges. They also gained greater insight into effective team leadership and change management, scenario planning and public health innovation, and the potential impact system change can have in transforming oral health for people in need.
Speakers included Dr. Bruce Donoff, Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Professor Mike Curtis, Executive Dean, King's College London Dental Institute, Dental Clinical Academic Group, King's Health Partners; Dr. Marsha Butler, Vice President of Oral Health and Professional Relations, Colgate-Palmolive; and Dr. Hyewon Lee, Director of Systems and Capacity Strengthening, Global Child Dental Fund.
"Every sector of the dental community has a role to play if we are to overcome the oral health challenges facing our world, but we will only truly 'help health happen' if we leverage our collective strengths toward a common goal," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "The Senior Dental Leaders Programme exists to foster the dialogue, debate, and determination that will lead to improved oral health, and by extension overall health, of our children in impactful and sustainable ways."
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a health solutions network powered by people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of 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's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 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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