Henry schein supports the oral health needs of veterans by donating nearly $50,000 in health care products to ‘veterans smile day’ events the Initiative Provided Free Oral Health Care to More Than 2,000 Veterans melville, N

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The Initiative Provided Free Oral Health Care to More Than 2,000 Veterans
MELVILLE, N.Y., November XX, 2016 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it has partnered with the California-based San Fernando Valley Dental Society to donate nearly $50,000 worth of health care products to support the organization’s “Veterans Smile Day,” a program that provides free oral health care to veterans nationwide. The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global social responsibility program.

As part of the donation, Henry Schein donated a range of products, including medication, syringes, gloves, masks, and other equipment to more than 300 participating dentists. More than 2,000 veterans were treated at Veterans Smile Day events held across the country on November 4 and 5, receiving cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, and oral cancer screenings. Now in its third year, the program has grown from 60 events and 800 veterans treated in 2014.

“We created Veterans Smile Day to give something back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much in the service of our country, and we have seen our program grow exponentially in just a few short years,” said program co-creator Dr. Karin Irani. “Part of the reason for that expansion is the generosity of Henry Schein. We thank them for their donation, which greatly enhanced our ability to provide quality dental care to participating veterans.”

According to Dr. Irani—who co-founded Veterans Smile Day with Dr. Deryck Pham, a New Jersey dentist and retired U.S. Navy lieutenant—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plays an active part in the effort to provide access to dental care for a limited number of veterans, yet 30 million veterans do not qualify for dental insurance.

“Our nation’s veterans deserve our respect and our support, especially when it comes to their critical health needs,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. “We at Henry Schein are pleased to support Veterans Smile Day and the dedicated dental professionals who volunteered their time to treat those who served our country. By combining our efforts, resources, and expertise, we were able to have a positive impact on the oral health, and by extension overall health, of these brave men and women.”

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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 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 19,000 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 110,000 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 $10.6 billion in 2015, 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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