MELVILLE, N.Y., April 17, 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, has elevated its three decades of commitment to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the advocate for The Safest Dental Visit™, by becoming an organizational Super Sponsor for 2015. Super Sponsors are corporate members that go beyond the basic membership to become strategic partners in OSAP's mission and messaging.
"Henry Schein's increased commitment to OSAP as a new Super Sponsor further expands our public-private partnership to advance infection prevention education throughout the world," said Dr. John O'Keefe, OSAP's Chairman of the Board. "We are honored to continue our long-term partnership with Henry Schein with a shared vision of safe dental care for people everywhere."
Together with OSAP, Henry Schein works with its global dental customers throughout the year to fulfill the tenets of infection control, to ensure that appropriate infection control is fully integrated into all levels of the oral health practice and to enhance the state of oral health care overall.
"OSAP sponsorship fits well within our commitment to corporate social responsibility," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "Since 1984, Henry Schein has enthusiastically supported OSAP's efforts to promote infection control and safety in the delivery of oral health care worldwide, and we are pleased to advance this commitment as a 2015 Super Sponsor."
About The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
Celebrating over 30 years of service to the worldwide dental community, OSAP is a growing community of clinicians, educators, students, policy-makers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists and toolkits to help dental professionals ensure that every visit is The Safest Dental Visit™ for patients and the dental team. For more information, visit OSAP's website at www.osap.org/.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. 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® Indices, Henry Schein employs approximately 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 29 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 the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.
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