MELVILLE, N.Y., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, and the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) celebrate 100 years of the Dental Hygiene profession by hosting the ADHA /Henry Schein Dream Center for the third year at ADHA's 90th Annual Session in Boston, MA from June 19-25, 2013. The Dream Center is a hands-on operatory experience built on the exhibit floor of ADHA's Annual Session.
The ADHA /Henry Schein Dental Dream Center will feature a full operatory with six product stations for attendees to explore the latest in dental hygiene technology. Participating companies include: DENTSPLY Professional, Text 2 Floss, Aseptico, Orascoptic, Kerr Total Care and Dental EZ.
Each product station in the ADHA/Henry Schein Dental Dream Center will feature a five-minute educational session with a sponsoring company representative to give participants the opportunity to receive a one-on-one, hands-on experience with featured products.
"Henry Schein Dental is proud to once again partner with the ADHA as part of our Company's commitment to support the important role of the hygienist," said Tim Sullivan, President of Henry Schein Dental. "As we help celebrate 100 years of the dental hygiene profession, our hands-on operatory exhibit provides an excellent opportunity for participating hygienists to explore and experience the latest in state-of-the-art dental hygiene technology."
"As a former clinical dental hygienist, I know first-hand how important it is for dental hygienists to feel empowered to purchase new technology and products for their operatories that enable them to both deliver quality oral health care and take care of themselves ergonomically at the same time," said Ann Battrell, MSDH, ADHA Executive Director. "As the role of dental hygienists expands, their opinion on all products within the operatory is truly valued by the dental practice. The ADHA/Henry Schein Dental Dream Center is the perfect place for hygienists to get an up-close look at the technologies, which can improve the operatory not only for patient care, but also for the hygienist who practices there day-to-day."
About American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) ADHA is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 150,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. For more information about ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit http://www.adha.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc. Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health 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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,500 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 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 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 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 25 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
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