FREEPORT, NY – Town & Country Dental Studios (Town & Country), a dental laboratory located in Freeport, NY, announced today its participation as the National Laboratory Partner for the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. The program, which provides pro-bono oral care to Holocaust survivors, was created as a partnership between Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of 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, and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity in response to the White House’s call to action to help Holocaust survivors in the United States age with dignity and support.
Vice President Joe Biden applauded the program at the General Assembly of Jewish Federation of North America on November 10, 2014, saying, “…At least 25 percent of Holocaust survivors…in the United States…[are] living in poverty. With your encouragement, and the President’s authority, I announced the appointment of a Special Envoy for U.S. Holocaust survivors to… [rally] volunteer organizations throughout the country, from AmeriCorps…to the Association of Jewish Families and Children’s Agencies, to Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and Henry Schein, giving free dental care to [250-300] survivors.”
A total of 250-300 Holocaust survivors across nine North American metropolitan areas will receive free oral care this year through the program, as part of a pilot three-year initiative. The program commenced this month in the following areas: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, Philadelphia, Seattle, Montreal and Toronto. The program focuses on providing care for the most economically vulnerable Holocaust survivors who are served by the network of Jewish Family and Children’s Service agencies or other identified partner organizations, as well as individuals of any faith who were victims of Nazi persecution and meet the other eligibility requirements of the program. The individuals participating in the program are directly referred through the local Jewish Family and Children’s Service agencies or another identified local partner organization. In addition to financial need, the three critical factors in prioritizing patients for participation are: elimination of pain, restoration of function and lack of dental coverage. A clear set of clinical guidelines directs the specific scope of care to be provided through this program.
“Henry Schein is deeply appreciative that our long-standing business partner, Town & Country, has stepped forward to partner with us on this important program,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office of Henry Schein. “The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program is helping to address the vital oral health needs of this vulnerable, underserved population, whose experiences during World War II had lifelong oral health impacts. We thank Town & Country for joining us in this important work.”
In December 2014, Stephen Lampert, Laboratory Manager, Town and Country Dental Studios, and leadership from Henry Schein, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, and philanthropic organizations attended the White House Convening on Holocaust Survivor Dental Services, hosted by the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program.
“We are so proud to support this great program, which will help Holocaust survivors live healthier, more comfortable lives," said David Lampert, Vice President and Business Manager of Town & Country Dental Studios. "We have worked with Henry Schein for a long time, and it gives us tremendous pleasure to build upon our strong partnership by participating with the Company on a program that will bring much needed oral care to a most deserving and at-risk population.”
About Town & Country Dental Studios
For more than 50 years, Town & Country Dental Studios has been dedicated to helping doctors and staff restore their patients smiles. Located in Freeport, NY, Town & Country is built upon a foundation of service through strong, lasting relationships with clients. That’s why their slogan is “Building Relationships and Restoring Smiles.” They want their doctors and their doctor's staff to know that, not only are they a fine dental laboratory, but they are also a resource; an avenue for knowledge, skill, assistance, and even a favor now and again. They have some of the best staff and technical support around, and many of them have been here at Town & Country for decades. Their staff's tenure is a testament to their nurturing, service-oriented approach. For more information, visit Town & Country’s website at http://www.tncdental.com/.
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, visit their 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 17,500 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 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, NY, Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 28 countries. The company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.
About Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
The Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO) is the oldest international Jewish dental and medical organization. Founded in 1907 at the University of Maryland School of Dental Medicine, AO has expanded into an international community of dental professionals who are guided by the tenets of professionalism, fraternalism, and commitment to Judaic values.
With over 100 alumni and student chapters in 10 countries, AO members embrace the spirit of Tikkun Olam, or healing the world through charitable endeavors. As healers, their members strive to make their communities better. For more information, please contact Heidi Weber, AO Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.