Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) virtually hosted a global media event during the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting titled “Managing Through Crisis for a Stronger Tomorrow,” during which the Company’s leadership presented its view of the future of dentistry within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To start the event, held on February 25, 2021, Stanley M. Bergman, Henry Schein’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer presented key learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic, including that dentists around the world can play a key role as front-line responders during the pandemic as well as the importance of dental practitioners being involved with administering COVID-19 point-of-care rapid tests and vaccinations.
“The past year has been incredibly challenging for the dental profession and for society in general,” said Mr. Bergman. “We are optimistic that dental teams globally will emerge stronger from the crisis as they accelerate the adoption of digital technologies to advance the delivery of care.”
Following Mr. Bergman’s presentation, Jonathan Koch, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein’s Global Dental Group, provided insights on the Global Dental Group’s support of customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and shared his perspective on emerging trends in the global dental market.
Six additional Henry Schein leaders also discussed how their regions handled the challenges presented by COVID-19 and provided key business updates within their geographies: A.J. Caffentzis, President, US Dental Distribution; Andrea Albertini, President, EMEA Dental Distribution Group; René Willi, President, Global Dental Surgical Group; Prashant Ohri, Vice President and General Manager, Henry Schein Canada; and David Brous, President, Strategic Business Units and Asia Pacific and Brazil Dental.
“From the beginning of the pandemic, Henry Schein’s Global Dental Group has remained flexible in its approach to serving our customers, our supplier partners, our Team Schein Members, and the communities in which we live and work,” said Mr. Koch. “As the dental profession continues to change, our team remains steadfast in our commitment to staying agile so that customers can ‘Rely On Us’ to provide a wide variety solutions so dental professionals can focus on delivering high-quality care.”
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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 more than 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 help 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® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries and territories. The Company's sales reached $10.1 billion in 2020, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.