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NYU College of Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program Returns to Poughkeepsie

Posted on June 10, 2014

During the week of June 2-6, 2014, students from Poughkeepsie City School District Schools received complete dental treatment, with no required out-of-pocket cost to families, thanks to the New York University College of Dentist/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program. As part of this program, NYUCD professors, dental students, dental residents and dental hygienists participate in mission trips, providing free oral health care education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application, and restorative treatment to underserved communities throughout the United States, Latin America, Central America, India, South Asia, and Africa.

The Program is the result of a partnership between NYUCD, Henry Schein, Inc. - the world’s largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners - and local partners in each targeted community. Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s corporate social responsibility program, provides all of the dental supplies used by the program’s missions for each of the programs taking place throughout the year. The program has provided care to more than 50,000 children and adults in underserved communities within and outside the United States.  

     

About New York University College of Dentistry

New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school.  http://www.nyu.edu/dental/

 

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 by Benjamin 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.