MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014 /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, announced today that Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, was presented with Honorary Fellowship in the International College of Dentistry - USA Section (ICD USA Section), the U.S. Division of the International College of Dentistry (ICD). The ICD is world's oldest and largest international honor society for dentists.
Mr. Bergman was recognized with Honorary Fellowship during the Richard and Barbara Shaffer Convocation Ceremony of the ICD USA Section's 2014 Annual Meeting, Convocation and Dinner Program, held recently at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in Texas.
The Honorary Fellowship recognizes Mr. Bergman, along with Henry Schein, for outstanding and meritorious contributions to dentistry, including the charitable work done through Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program, to expand access to oral care for the underserved. Mr. Bergman's Honorary Fellowship in the ICD USA Section also grants him Honorary Fellowship in the ICD.
"Honorary Fellowship in the ICD is a prestigious tribute to our Company," said Mr. Bergman. "This recognition is especially gratifying because the ICD shares Henry Schein's commitment to expand access to oral care and education worldwide through its Global Visionary Fund, which very much aligns with the mission of Henry Schein Cares to 'help health happen'."
The ICD Global Visionary Fund (GVF), a tax-advantaged (IRS501c3) charitable fund, was created in 2013 to improve the oral health of the public and enhance the profession of dentistry. GVF provides financial assistance to ICD Fellows and other volunteers doing charitable work, focusing its support on humanitarian dental care projects and continuing dental education initiatives. GVF emphasizes projects that demonstrate the possibility of creating sustainable improvement in oral health in countries around the world.
"For almost a decade, we've been impressed by the tremendous work that Henry Schein and Henry Schein Cares have done in service to organized dentistry and outreach," said Curtis R. Johnson, D.D.S., F.I.C.D., 2014 President, USA Section, International College of Dentists. "The ICD is proud to now recognize Stanley Bergman by inducting him into our institution, as both Henry Schein and the ICD work to have a lasting impact on the oral health of all people."
About the International College of Dentistry
The International College of Dentists (ICD), established in 1928, is the world's oldest and largest international honor society for dentists with over 12,000 dentists in 122 countries throughout the world who have earned the title of FICD, Fellow International College of Dentists.
Fellowship in the College is by invitation only and is granted in recognition of an individual dentist's "outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind."
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program, 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.
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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 17,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 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 27 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013, 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.