The NYUCD/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program headed to Granada, Nicaragua on September 20, 2014 to provide free dental care to children and adults at Casa de los Tres Mundos. This trip marked NYUCD's seventh return to Nicaragua, with the team delivering care to approximately 1,000 patients from Colegio San Antonio. From October 14-17, 2014, students attending Poughkeepsie City School District Schools also received complete dental treatment, with no required out-of-pocket cost to families, thanks to the New York University College of Dentist/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program.
Next, the program will head to Kathmandu, Nepal from October 30-November 9, 2014.
As part of this program, NYUCD professors, dental students, dental residents and dental hygienists participate in mission trips, providing free oral health care education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application, and restorative treatment to underserved communities throughout the United States, Latin America, Central America, India, South Asia, and Africa.
The Program is the result of a partnership between NYUCD, Henry Schein, Inc. - the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners - and local partners in each participating community. Through its corporate social responsibility program, Henry Schein Cares, the Company provides all of the dental supplies needed for each of the program’s missions taking place throughout the year. Since the program’s inception, care has been provided to more than 50,000 children and adults in underserved communities.
About New York University College of Dentistry
New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school. https://www.nyu.edu/dental/
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.