MELVILLE, N.Y., July 19, 2011 – Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today that its U.S. Dental subsidiary, Henry Schein Dental, was recently presented with the Honorary Corporate Sponsorship award by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) in recognition of the Company’s dedication to the dental hygiene profession and support of the ADHA. The award presentation took place during the 2011 Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the ADHA’s 88th Annual Session in Nashville, Tenn.
The ADHA’s Honorary Corporate Membership Award is presented to companies that provide financial support in excess of $15,000 annually for programs that empower, support, and develop dental hygienists and dental hygiene students across the United States. This is the 20th consecutive year that the award was presented to Henry Schein Dental.
On behalf of Henry Schein, Michele Penrose, Director of Professional Relations & Development for Henry Schein Dental, accepted the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Honorary Corporate Membership Award, presented by Caryn Solie, RDH, President of the ADHA.
Henry Schein Dental has provided ongoing support for the student table clinics and research poster sessions held each year during the ADHA Annual Session. Henry Schein Dental’s co-sponsorship of this program enables more than 50 student posters and table clinics to be entered for evaluation. Students are presented with prizes during an awards luncheon in which all participants and faculty advisors are invited to attend.
About Henry Schein Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index. The Company is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. Henry Schein’s five businesses – Dental, Medical, Animal Health, International and Technology – serve more than 700,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health practices, 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 14,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company’s net sales reached a record $7.5 billion in 2010. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com