HENRY SCHEIN Dental Honored by ADHA



Lynn Ramer, LDH, Immediate Past President of American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), presents the ADHA’s Honorary Corporate Membership Award for Henry Schein Dental to Michele Penrose, Director of Professional Relations & Development, Henry Schein Dental.

MELVILLE, N.Y.,  August 20, 2010 – Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today that the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) recently presented Henry Schein Dental with an Honorary Corporate Award in recognition of the Company’s dedication to the dental hygiene profession and support of the ADHA.  The award presentation took place during the 2010 Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the ADHA’s 87th Annual Session in Las Vegas, Nev.

The ADHA’s Honorary Corporate Membership Award is presented to companies that provide financial support in excess of $15,000 annually for programs which empower, support, and develop dental hygienists and dental hygiene students across the country. 

Henry Schein Dental has been a longstanding Honorary Corporate Member of the ADHA through its commitment to the student table clinics and research poster session held annually during ADHA’s Annual Session.  Henry Schein Dental’s co-sponsorship of this program enables more than 50 student posters and table clinics to be judged and then students are presented with prizes during the awards luncheon in which all participants and faculty advisors are invited to attend. 

About Henry Schein
 Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company’s four business groups - Dental, Medical, International and Technology - serve more than 600,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 13,500 people and has operations or affiliates in 23 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $6.5 billion in 2009. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.