Henry Schein Joins Dental Industry Leaders From Around The World To Unveil
Tree Of Peace Statue At Harvard School Of Dental Medicine
Tree of Peace Symbolizes the Power of Oral Health to Bridge Cultural and
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 18, 2014
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of
the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc.(NASDAQ: HSIC),
the world's largest provider of health care products and services to
office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, joined dental
industry and education leaders from around the world for the installation of a
Tree of Peace statue at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) on June 16.
The Tree of Peace, a sculpture created by noted UNESCO Artist of Peace Hedva
Ser, symbolizes the power of dentistry to bridge cultural and political
divides, using the oral health profession as a vehicle for building
relationships and understanding throughout the world.
Tree of Peace sculpture dedication at Harvard School of Dental Medicine - (L
to R) Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Dean, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health;
Dr. Adam Stabholz, Former Dean, Hadassah School of Dental Medicine; Steven W.
Kess, VP, Global Professional Relations, Henry Schein, Inc.; Stanley M.
Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.; UNESCO Artist for
Peace Hedva Ser; Dr. Allen Finkelstein, CEO, Bedford HealthCare Solutions; Dr.
Walter C. Guralnick…
The Tree of Peace program was developed by Dr. Allen Finkelstein, Chief
Executive Officer of Bedford HealthCare Solutions, and is supported by the Dr.
Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund; Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's
global corporate social responsibility program; and the Alliance for Oral
Health Across Borders, which was founded by 41 dental schools in 2011 to
promote peace and well-being through oral health by building bridges among
dental and health professionals around the world, especially in areas of
conflict. The Tree of Peace at HSDM was also supported by the Alpha Omega
International Dental Fraternity, the world's oldest international dental
organization, representing about 5,000 active dentists and dental students
The Tree of Peace at HSDM is the fifth to have been installed globally, with
the others at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine; A.T.
Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health; Temple
University Kornberg School of Dentistry; and, most recently, Al-Quds
University. The Tree of Peace at HSDM honors two long-time members of the
Harvard School of Dental Medicine: Dr. Walter C. Guralnick, Professor Emeritus
of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Dr. Bruce Donoff, Dean of Harvard
School of Dental Medicine, for their service and commitment to using dentistry
to promote peace and understanding.
"Drs. Guralnick and Donoff truly embody the spirit behind the Tree of Peace,"
said Mr. Bergman. "Through decades of dedication and commitment to the global
dental community, they and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have become a
true champion for all that the Tree of Peace represents: the power of
inter-professional relations, education, international relations,
globalization, partnership and, most important, trust."
Dr. Donoff has served as Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine since
1991. In that time, he has worked on many oral education and oral health
initiatives and programs, including the Alliance for Oral Health Across
Borders, the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, and the American Dental
Education Association (ADEA) Geis Awards. These initiatives, among others in
which Dr. Donoff has participated, have served to emphasize the value of
leadership and cooperation in the dental community, highlighting dentistry's
capacity to promote tolerance and compassion.
Dr. Guralnick has served on the Harvard School of Dental Medicine faculty
since 1950. Among his many contributions to dentistry, Dr. Guralnick
established an oral surgeon residency exchange program between Massachusetts
General Hospital (MGH), Harvard's primary teaching hospital, and numerous
hospitals in the United Kingdom. This program provided residents culturally
diverse educational and clinical experiences, extending the scope of their
learning to include international perspectives and insights.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility
program, stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their
potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to
all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and
expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around
the world.Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on
three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of
health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of
enlightened self-interest championed byBenjamin Franklin, the philosophy
behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through
the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need,
the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and
services to office-based dental, animal health and medical 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 17,000 Team
Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 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 inMelville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in
27 countries.The Company's sales reached a record$9.6 billionin 2013, and
have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry
Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry
Schein website atwww.henryschein.com.
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