MELVILLE, N.Y., May 21, 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, today announced that it has opened the Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline for dentists, physicians, and veterinarians who experience operational, logistical, or financial issues as a result of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. The toll-free number for all Henry Schein customers – 800-999-9729 – is operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET.
"We are all so deeply saddened by the devastating tornado that has struck the Oklahoma City region," said Stanley Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "When this kind of natural disaster occurs, it is imperative that we do all we can to help those impacted by such a tragedy. We encourage practitioners to call our hotline, so that we can assist in their recovery as quickly as possible."
In addition to helping its customers through this tragedy, health care products donated by Henry Schein through Henry Schein Cares, the Company's corporate social responsibility program, will be used to support organizations providing disaster relief assistance to citizens in the affected communities.