Underserved Children to Receive Free Oral Health Services at 1,500 Locations Across the United States as Part of the World's Largest Children's Oral Health Charitable Initiative
9 March 2016, Iselin, NJ – For the 14th consecutive year, Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, has partnered with Henry Schein, Inc., to help expand access to oral health care for underserved children in the United States as part of the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program, the largest children's oral health charitable initiative in the world. Henry Schein is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners.
This year, 300,000 underserved children will receive free oral health screenings, education and treatment at 1,500 locations across the country. Care will be delivered by nearly 40,000 dental team volunteers, including more than 10,000 dentists, using supplies from 3,000 kits of essential oral health care products donated by Henry Schein and the Company's supplier partners, including Ansell. Ansell donated 5,000 pairs of Microflex® XCEED® gloves, thin and lightweight, yet strong gloves that are scientifically proven to reduce risks of injury that can develop over time due to muscle strain.
“At Ansell, we are proud of our rich heritage as the innovators and leaders in surgical and exam glove design and technologies that help keep patients and healthcare workers safe,” says Anthony López, President and General Manager, Medical Global Business Unit at Ansell. “We are also just as proud to be a company rooted in corporate philanthropy and are so delighted to play a small role in the tremendous success of the Give Kids A Smile program, and look forward to continuing the partnership as we’ve done the past 14 years.”
"The Give Kids A Smile program has been able to treat many children in need largely because of the generosity of supplier partners like Ansell, whose donation will help volunteer dental professionals provide quality care to each participating child and set them on a path to a lifetime of good oral health," said Steven W. Kess, Vice President of Global Professional Relations at Henry Schein, Inc. "Henry Schein is proud to have partnered with Ansell since the program began 14 years ago, and we thank the team at Ansell for their commitment to expanding access to oral health care."
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) 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 S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 18,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one 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, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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