MELVILLE, N.Y., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Temple University's Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and 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, have announced the creation of the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence.
The Kornberg School of Dentistry's new center, anticipated to open in the next 12 months, will serve as a digital dentistry training hub for students, faculty and alumni, enhancing dental education and demonstrating how digital technology can lead to improved patient care and outcomes.
"The Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence at the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry represents a new private-public collaboration to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future dentists in the new and rapidly emerging era of digital dentistry," said Kornberg School of Dentistry Dean Amid Ismail. "Starting this fall, the predoctoral and postdoctoral clinics at the dental school will be offered a digital dentistry alternative to traditional restorative care."
Dean Ismail announced the center during his commencement remarks to the 2015 dental school graduates at Temple on May 15. At the same ceremony, Henry Schein Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Stanley M. Bergman, reinforced the Company's support for the creation of the center, which will be equipped with the latest innovations in digital technology, including computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing solutions, digital radiography, intraoral cameras and practice management software solutions from Henry Schein and its supplier partners.
"Nothing is more impressive in our profession than the continuing acceleration of oral health technology," said Mr. Bergman. "Our support for the creation of the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence at Temple's Kornberg School of Dentistry underscores our commitment to be a reliable source of the latest digital dental equipment and technology for students and practitioners. This center will serve the ultimate purpose of helping practitioners operate successful practices and improve patient care."
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 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 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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