The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) honored Henry Schein chairman of the board and chief executive officer Stanley M. Bergman with its President’s Award for his support of the organization as well as his personal, professional, and humanitarian accomplishments during its annual conference in Las Vegas on October 14.
Under Bergman’s leadership, NNOHA says, Henry Schein played a pivotal role in helping to develop the organization during its inception in 1991. He has continued to be an advocate for inclusive health, NNOHA adds, by recognizing the organization’s importance at its founding and supporting its goal of strengthening and expanding the nation’s oral health safety-net system.
“On behalf of Team Schein, it is an honor to receive this recognition from NNOHA, a partner that has helped pave the way for access to care for underserved populations across the country,” said Bergman.
“NNOHA’s mission to provide oral healthcare for the most vulnerable individuals in our society aligns with our belief that all people deserve access to quality healthcare. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the organization for years to come,” Bergman said.
Henry Schein collaborated with NNOHA on the development of its website and in creating the “How to Build a Community Dental Clinic” guide, which is a resource for building new community health centers. The company also teamed up with NNOHA to create the Corporate Advisory Committee, a board of dental industry partners committed to helping NNOHA succeed through financial support and in-kind resources.
To support community health centers (CHCs) and their unique organizational requirements, Henry Schein also added CHC features into its Dentrix practice management software. Built for community and public health centers, these features enable organizations to enhance patient care and organizational efficiency, NNOHA says.
Since 1991, NNOHA has grown from nine members to more than 3,500 active members with the support of Henry Schein.
“I am delighted to present Mr. Bergman with the NNOHA President’s Award,” said Dr. Scott Wolpin, president of the NNOHA Board of Directors. “The generosity from Henry Schein and Mr. Bergman’s visionary thinking has enabled us at NNOHA to contribute to the success of oral health providers in community health centers across the country, and we are so appreciative that Henry Schein has been with us every step of the way.”
NNOHA is dedicated to increasing access to care for all, regardless of circumstances. Its vision is a future in which individuals and communities are able to receive high-quality oral health services. NNOHA works to raise awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health, and its mission is to improve the oral health of underserved populations through leadership, advocacy, and support to oral health providers in safety-net systems.