MELVILLE, N.Y. Henry Schein, a provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners in the North American and European markets, has partnered for the sixth year with the American Dental Association to support Give Kids A Smile Day, a program created to provide free oral health services to more than 500,000 underserved children throughout the United States. Colgate-Palmolive and DEXIS, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of digital X-ray systems, are two other primary sponsors of Give Kids A Smile.
With the support of more than 51,000 dental team volunteers in this one-day initiative, children in 2,000 communities received oral health care, including educational, preventative and restorative services.
Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. division of Henry Schein, again served as the exclusive national distributor of professional products for Give Kids A Smile. With the support and commitment of 50 participating supplier partners, Henry Schein Dental provided 3,000 oral healthcare treatment and screening kits, which were distributed throughout the United States. Each kit contained health care supplies to serve 50 or more children.
The products and services contributed by Henry Schein and its supplier partners—along with Colgate-Palmolive and DEXIS—enabled dentists and dental team members to provide free oral health care to children from low-income families.
Henry Schein’s participation in Give Kids A Smile is part of Henry Schein Cares, which is “helping health happen” through the use of corporate expertise and resources.