Henry Schein Dental and American Dental Hygienists’ Association Unveil “Dream Center”



First-ever interactive operatory experience on the ADHA exhibit floor provided unique opportunity for attendees to see the latest dental hygiene equipment and systems

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 13, 2011 – Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) unveiled the ADHA /Henry Schein Dream Center during the ADHA’s 88th Annual Session.  The Dream Center is the first-ever, hands-on operatory experience built on the exhibit floor of ADHA’s Annual Session. 
            The ADHA /Henry Schein Dental Dream Center featured a full operatory with five  product stations for attendees to explore the latest in dental hygiene technology. The stations included:  Salivary Diagnostics (OralDNA Labs); Loupes and Infection Control (Orascoptic and Kerr TotalCare); Ultrasonics (DENTSPLY Professional); Spectra and Caries Detection Aid (Air Techniques, Inc.); and Lasers (Ivoclar Vivadent).  In the center of the product stations, a full operatory experience was sponsored by DentalEZ Group. 
Each product station in the ADHA/Henry Schein Dental Dream Center included a five -minute educational interaction with a sponsoring company representative to give participants the opportunity to receive a one-on-one, hands-on experience with featured products.

ADHA/Henry Schein Dream Center provided ADHA attendees with an interactive, hands-on operatory experience and chance to see the latest advances in dental hygiene technology.

“Henry Schein Dental was proud to partner with the ADHA and launch the ADHA/ Henry Schein Dental Dream Center as part of our Company’s steadfast commitment to supporting the important role hygienists play on the dental team,” said Tim Sullivan, President of Henry Schein Dental.  This hands-on operatory exhibit provided an excellent opportunity for participating hygienists to explore and experience the latest in state-of-the-art dental hygiene technology.”
 “As a former clinical dental hygienist I know first-hand how important it is for dental hygienists to feel empowered to purchase new technologies and products for their operatories so that they can deliver quality oral health care and take care of themselves ergonomically at the same time,” said Ann Battrell, MSDH, ADHA Executive Director. “As the role of the dental hygienist expands, their opinion on all products within the operatory is truly valued by the dental practice. The ADHA/Henry Schein Dental Dream Center was the perfect place for hygienists to get an up-close look at the technologies which can improve the operatory not only for patient care but for the hygienist who practices there day-to-day.”

About ADHA
ADHA is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 150,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. For more information about ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit http://www.adha.org.

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.