National Dental Association Honors Steve W. Kess Of Henry Schein With Its 2014
President's Corporate Award
Honor Recognizes Exemplary Support for the Dental Profession and Longstanding
Partnership with the Association
MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2014
MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --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, announced today
that Steve W. Kess, the Company's Vice President of Global Professional
Relations, is the recipient of the National Dental Association's (NDA) 2014
President's Corporate Award.
Recognized for support of the dental profession and longstanding partnership
with the Association, Mr. Kess was presented with the President's Corporate
Award during the opening session of the NDA's 101^st Annual Convention in New
Orleans. Founded in 1913, the NDA is the largest and oldest dental association
for Black dentists in the United States.
During the awards ceremony, NDA Acting President and President-Elect Carrie
Brown, D.M.D. read a passage written by Allison Riddle-Fletcher, D.D.D., the
NDA's President who recently passed away: "We are grateful for all the
lessons we have learned from Mr. Kess and the unwavering support we have
received from Henry Schein for nearly two decades. Through Steve's tireless
efforts and guidance, the NDA has reached new heights in garnering support
from corporate, foundation and key government leaders. We thank Steve and
Henry Schein for helping us to cultivate and grow not only a model
professional partnership, but also an enduring and endearing friendship."
Mr. Kess is a Founding Partner of the NDA Corporate Roundtable, established in
1996as an advisory committee to strengthen the organization's growth and
development through corporate giving, fundraising, administrative
contributions, and active participation in programs at the national and local
"It is truly an honor to receive the NDA President's Corporate award on behalf
of Team Schein," said Mr. Kess. "Henry Schein is proud to support the NDA's
continuous hard work to elevate the stature of the dental profession by
increasing minority representation, enhancing oral care equity, and promoting
academic excellence. We look forward to continuing our collaboration in the
About the National Dental Association
Founded in 1913, the NDA is the largest and oldest dental association for
Black dentists in the United States. The NDA promotes 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 our communities.
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 more than 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.
SOURCE Henry Schein, Inc.
Contact: Susan Vassallo, Vice President, Corporate Communications,
Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org, (631) 843-5562
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