MELVILLE, N.Y., December 16, 2014 –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, was recognized by American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity for its donation of state-of-the-art equipment and technology to Tel Aviv University’s School of Dental Medicine’s Post-Graduate dental clinics. The clinics will function as a comprehensive oral care center, servicing disadvantaged and special needs patients, and train future dental professionals in Israel.
Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, accepted the honor on behalf of Henry Schein at AFTAU’s “Celebration of Generosity” dinner gala held recently at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The gala honored supporters of the campaign to fund the establishment of The Rothstein-Williamowsky Post-Graduate Clinics at the Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv University’s School of Dental Medicine. Mr. Bergman was joined by leading dental professionals, educators and private industry representatives, as well as other Team Schein Members, at the celebratory gala. The event was hosted by the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, the world’s oldest international dental organization, and AFTAU, a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting higher education in Israel and elsewhere.
“On behalf of more than 17,000 Team Schein Members, thank you for this wonderful recognition,” said Mr. Bergman. “Our philosophy for Henry Schein Cares is to ‘help health happen’ by enhancing access to health care for the underserved. Our work to help build the capacity of The Rothstein-Williamowsky Post-Graduate Clinics provides us with a wonderful opportunity to enhance access to care for the underserved in Israel and to support the education of the next generation of highly trained health professionals.”
The Post-Graduate Clinics will feature a broad array of clinical rooms and operatories, including dental treatment rooms; child recovery rooms; a general anesthesia theatre; advanced restorative, oral psychophysiology, periodontology and endodontology units; an advanced technical laboratory; and a technical minilab. The Post-Graduate Clinics were named after the late Ralph Burton Rothstein, a Washington D.C.-based philanthropist and champion for oral health, and his long-time collaborator and friend, Dr. Ben Williamowsky, a retired private dental practitioner and former President of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.
“We owe a great deal to Mr. Rothstein and Dr. Williamowsky,” said Dr. D. Walter Cohen, former Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine; Chancellor Emeritus, Drexel University College of Medicine; and a major benefactor of the Post-Graduate Clinics. “Both men’s unflagging support of Tel Aviv University’s School of Dental Medicine and their commitment to philanthropy and dental leadership has resulted in a robust and flourishing dental school. The addition of these clinics makes the school even more robust, and will continue to build upon the decades of time and energy that Mr. Rothstein and Dr. Williamowsky have committed to the school.”
The Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
The Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity is a 107-year-old international dental organization that embraces the pillars of professionalism, fraternalism, and commitment to Judaic values. Started by a group of dental students from Baltimore, Maryland, who originally joined together to fight discrimination in dental schools, Alpha Omega represents more than 5,000 active dentists and dental students worldwide. Headquartered in Rockville, Md., Alpha Omega devotes much of its energy and time to global dental philanthropy in addition to leadership training, education and mentoring. For more information, visit: http://www.ao.org/.
American Friends of Tel Aviv University, Inc.
AFTAU is a not-for-profit voluntary organization whose primary purpose is to raise funds for the development and advancement of higher education, student programs, research and training in all branches of knowledge in Israel and elsewhere. Since Tel Aviv University opened its doors in 1956, AFTAU has enthusiastically and industriously pursued the advancement of Tel Aviv University in the world, raising money, awareness and influence. For more information, visit: http://www.aftau.org/.
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: http://helpinghealthhappen.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 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 28 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.