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."