Video Premiere Celebrates Decade of Community Collaboration

Dentistry Today


Henry Schein Cares and the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry invite dental professionals and the community at large to join them in the video premiere of “A Decade of Smiles” on Friday, June 5 from 7 to 8 pm on Facebook and Zoom.

Together, Henry Schein Cares and NYU Dentistry have been striving to serve vulnerable populations both locally and around the world, with a goal of enabling these populations to sustain and continue the work after the volunteers leave.

“We had a great idea, but we really, really needed a partner to help us put this into effect,” said Stuart M. Hirsch, DDS, vice dean of international initiatives and professor of cariology and comprehensive care.

“Henry Schein Cares was founded on the principle of doing well in business by doing good things for society,” said Steven Kess, vice president of global professional relations at Henry Schein.

“Henry Schein has been focused on access to oral care for several decades,” said Stanley Bergman, chairman and CEO of Henry Schein.

“Their gift allows us to offset expenses in a way that makes these programs possible for our students, for our partners to continue the work, the sustainability, in those communities, and really for us to allow our students the opportunity to become engaged in communities around the world in a way that extends far beyond their clinical education,” said Rachel M. Laureyns, MPH, senior director of global outreach and international initiatives at NYU Dentistry.

“Our hope is to be able to educate future dentists who are culturally competent,” said Jennifer Kim Field, vice president of corporate social responsibility at Henry Schein.

Zoom capacity for the video will be limited. To request Zoom access, email

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