Henry Schein chairman of the board and CEO Stanley M. Bergman was honored for his leadership in advancing diversity and inclusion in dentistry during the President’s Luncheon at the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). He received a Presidential Citation from ADA president Chad Gehani, DDS, and a special recognition award from GNYDM general chairman Lauro Medrano, DDS.
“I am honored to accept these awards on behalf of Team Schein and the countless colleagues in the dental industry who have been strong allies in fostering an environment in which diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of the dental profession and our industry,” said Bergman.
“As a result, we have seen the profession expand to more fully reflect the ever-growing diversity of our country, to strengthen the practitioner-patient relationship, and to improve public health. I speak for all of Team Schein when I say thank you to the ADA and the Greater New York Dental Meeting for this honor,” Bergman said.
Demonstrating its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Henry Schein’s Women’s Leadership Network joined several industry partners to host the Women Dentists Leadership Conference during the GNYDM. Featuring women leaders from dentistry and other key stakeholders, the program aimed to empower and mentor current and future women dentists to utilize their talents and reach their full potential.
“It is fitting to present Stanley Bergman with this award at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, in a city where diversity is valued and cultural differences are celebrated,” said Medrano. “Congratulations to Stan and all of Henry Schein. With your leadership, we have spent years opening doors and expanding opportunities to ensure that our industry reflects the populations and communities we serve.”
Henry Schein also is one of the four founding corporate sponsors of the ADA’s Diversity in Leadership Institute, which was created to foster leadership training and a corporate mentoring network within the dental industry to improve the business management skills of dentists from underrepresented backgrounds in such roles. The company provides financial and logistical support to many outreach missions within the United States and abroad as well.
“Stanley Bergman and Henry Schein have been a driving force in expanding opportunities in dentistry for years, and our industry is stronger for it,” said Gehani. “Stan has long been an invaluable partner in our work to make diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of the American Dental Association, and we congratulate him and Team Schein on this much deserved award.”