Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) to announce that Ethan McConnell, Vice President of Charlotte, North Carolina-based All Kids Pediatric Dentistry, has been selected as the recipient of AADOM’s seventh annual Green Leader Award. Mr. McConnell received the award at the recent 2019 AADOM Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Made possible by a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, AADOM created the award as part of its Green Leader Initiative, which aims to empower practice managers to reduce their practices’ environmental footprint and lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry’s green future.
“I am thankful to both AADOM and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for this wonderful award that recognizes the importance of sustainability within dental practices,” said Mr. McConnell. “Our main office has invested in solar panels, thereby reducing the practice’s carbon footprint and reducing costs for electricity, and it is so important for leaders to encourage these changes in order to continue to make a difference.”
Mr. McConnell was selected for his initiative and commitment to adopting green practices in his dental office, specifically his implementation of digital charts, low-radiation digital X-rays, and latex-free products. All Kids Pediatric Dentistry also exceeds American Dental Association (ADA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for a clean and safe dental practice by using non-toxic cleaning products to disinfect and sterilize its treatment rooms and dental equipment.
“We are so grateful for the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and its continued support of this initiative to recognize our members and their efforts to create more environmentally friendly practices,” said Heather Colicchio, Founder, and President, AADOM. “It is important to us at AADOM to highlight the members who exemplify eco-friendly practices in their dental office, and we are so happy to present Mr. McConnell with the Green Leader Award.”
AADOM’s mission is to provide its members with resources, education, and networking opportunities to help them achieve the highest level of professional development. It is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals, and AADOM fosters companionship and support for dental office managers.
“The Henry Schein Cares Foundation is pleased to join with AADOM to present Mr. McConnell with the seventh annual Green Leader Award,” said Jennifer Kim Field, Executive Director, Henry Schein Cares Foundation. “At Henry Schein, we too encourage sustainable practices, because a healthy environment means a healthier community. We hope this award inspires Mr. McConnell’s colleagues to follow his example.”
For more information about AADOM, visit www.dentalmanagers.com or call (732) 842-9977.
About the American Association of Dental Office Management
The mission of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is to educate, connect, and empower dental office managers and practice leaders across North America. AADOM also hosts the nation's largest dental practice management conference: www.aadomconference.com.
About the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc.
Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation works to foster, support, and promote dental and medical health by helping to increase access to care in communities around the world. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations to non-profit organizations supporting health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care.
The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With approximately 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 32 countries. The Company's sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.