MELVILLE, N.Y., April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) demonstrated its commitment to expanding access to health care and developing high-level capabilities in oral health leaders from around the world by sponsoring the Senior Dental Leaders Programme for a 13th year. The six-day conference took place recently at The Westin Copley Place in Boston and included representatives from 10 countries who benefitted from leadership development training they can use to address oral health challenges in their communities.
First conceived in 2007 at King's College London by Professor Raman Bedi, DDS, 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.
During the conference, participants exchanged knowledge and research, shared best practices, and discussed strategies to meet oral health challenges facing people and communities in need. They also gained greater insight into effective team leadership and change management, scenario planning and public health innovation, and how the oral health landscape may change in the next decade.
Speakers included Dr. Bedi; Dr. Bruce Donoff, Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Professor Jennifer Gallagher, King's College London; Dr. Marsha Butler, Vice President of Oral Health and Professional Relations, Colgate-Palmolive; and Dr. Conrado Barzaga, CEO of the Center for Oral Health.
The programme is organized by the Global Child Dental Fund, the King's College London Dental Institute, and this year's host, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Together with co-sponsor Colgate-Palmolive, Henry Schein has supported the event since its inception through Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program.
This year, Henry Schein supported 12 delegates representing Australia, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Since 2007, nearly 200 oral health professionals have attended the programme, each of whom has returned to his or her community better equipped to build partnerships and manage the change necessary to positively impact public health.
"Overcoming the oral health challenges facing our global community requires the commitment and resources of every segment of the dental community, and the Senior Dental Leaders Programme was created to foster the conversations, debate, and motivation needed to enact real change," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "I am struck by the progress we have made during the past 13 years, and look forward to our future accomplishments. By working together and forging partnerships across borders, we are taking real steps to improve the oral health, and overall health, of children around the world."
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 solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 18,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
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.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company's sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.
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