MELVILLE, N.Y., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stony Brook University (SBU) School of Dental Medicine and Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, unveiled the new "Henry Schein Cares Reception Area," the gateway to the School's Dental Care Center, the largest dental care treatment facility on Long Island. More than 60 attendees from Henry Schein and the School of Dental Medicine, including students, faculty, and senior leadership celebrated at the recent unveiling ceremony.
The naming of the reception area commemorates the collaborative relationship between the two organizations and recognizes more than $2 million in financial and in-kind support that Henry Schein has provided to the school over the past several years through "Henry Schein Cares," the Company's global corporate social responsibility program.
One of the initiatives between Henry Schein and the School of Dental Medicine is advancing the use of digital dental technology in the dental curriculum, with the goal of improving patient care and increasing efficiency and productivity. Henry Schein product donations to the Dental Care Center include a PlanScan CAD/CAM dental restoration system and digital X-ray equipment.
"We are very fortunate to have a company like Henry Schein right here on Long Island," said Dr. Mary Truhlar, Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. "Henry Schein is a global leader in serving the dental community with a deep commitment to advancing the profession through education, the advancement of technology, and increased access to care through social outreach. It is only fitting that we would greet visitors to our Dental Care Center through the 'Henry Schein Cares Reception Area,' which is representative of the caring spirit of the Company it represents."
Henry Schein also supports Stony Brook dental student volunteer efforts in underserved communities around the world through the Company's Henry Schein Cares Student Outreach Program. Stony Brook dental students and faculty also join with Henry Schein, its supplier partners, and oral health volunteers throughout the country to provide care to hundreds of thousands of children in need through the American Dental Association's Give Kids A Smile® program. Click here to read Dr. Truhlar's remarks delivered during the "Henry Schein Cares Reception Area" unveiling ceremony.
"We are so pleased to support the education, training and clinical experience of Stony Brook students who use the advanced technology of this Dental Center to shape the future of the profession," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "We value every facet of our relationship with SBU School of Dental Medicine, from the clinical equipment and technology we have helped to advance, to the student outreach programs and community outreach initiatives in which we have partnered."
About Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
The primary mission of the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine is to educate caring and skilled dentists who are well prepared to enter private practice or enter graduate or specialty training programs. The School also serves the profession with its continuing education programs and promotes the mission of Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine through collaborative efforts in teaching, research and service. To learn more, visit the School of Dental Medicine website.
About Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. Since welcoming its first incoming class in 1957, the University has grown tremendously, now with more than 25,000 students, 2,200 faculty and 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Its membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 40 public universities in the nation and Kiplinger named it the 29th best value in public colleges for in-state students and 20th for out-of-state students. One of four University Center campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, putting it in an elite group of universities that run federal research and development laboratories. As the largest single-site employer on Long Island, Stony Brook is a driving force of the regional economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.
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 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 30 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 Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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