MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, announced today that Stanley M. Bergman, Henry Schein's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, was recognized by the National Dental Association (NDA) with its Centennial Recognition Award for extraordinary commitment to the organization's mission. Mr. Bergman was honored at a ceremony held during the NDA's Centennial Annual Convention, where the organization is celebrating 100 years of serving the Oral Health community.
"It is a great honor to receive this recognition from an organization that has dedicated the past century to helping elevate the health status of the underserved in our country by serving as advocates in the public arena and private sector," said Mr. Bergman. "Throughout its long history of service to society, the NDA has admirably applied the words of Nelson Mandela, who said, 'We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.' On behalf of Team Schein, we sincerely thank you for this prestigious honor and for the century of leadership that you have provided to the oral health community."
The mission of the NDA is to promote oral health equity among people of color by harnessing the collective power of its members, advocating for the needs of and mentoring dental students of color, and raising the profile of the profession in communities across the United States.
"During Stanley Bergman's leadership of Henry Schein, the company has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to partnering with the dental profession on programs and initiatives that help increase access to care for the underserved, and improve oral health care across communities nationwide," said Dr. Edward H. Chappelle, Jr., NDA President. "As we celebrate our first centennial of service, we are delighted to recognize Stanley's and Henry Schein's dedication to advancing the NDA's mission, and look forward to building on our rewarding partnership for many years to come."For more than two decades, Henry Schein has partnered with the NDA on a host of activities and events, including the NDA Leadership Training and Speaker Development program. Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein, and the NDA are closely aligned in their efforts to increase access to care for the underserved; support the recruitment of more members from diverse communities into the dental community; advance cultural competency in an effort to encourage more patients to seek out and benefit from dental care; and ensure high visibility for culturally-specific dental professional groups in the national discussion about oral health care. About Henry Schein, Inc. Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 24 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com. SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.