Henry Schein applauds GDC for direct-to-consumer orthodontics statement

Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, issued the following statement applauding the position taken by the United Kingdom’s General Dental Council (GDC) in support of the primary role of the clinician with patients seeking orthodontic treatment. Henry Schein is a leading manufacturer of orthodontic materials and supplies, including Reveal clear aligners, which are available only through dental practitioners.

“We fully support the GDC’s view that ‘direct interaction between patient and practitioner’ is essential for safe and effective orthodontic procedures,” said Patrick Allen, Managing Director, Henry Schein Dental – UK, Ireland, Nordics, and Southern Africa. “Henry Schein’s orthodontic products are available exclusively through dental practitioners precisely for the reason that the GDC stressed in its statement – ‘there is no effective substitute for a physical, clinical examination as the foundation’ for orthodontic treatment. It is Henry Schein’s position, in every market we serve, that dentists are central to assessing a patient’s oral health and administering orthodontic care, for the ultimate benefit and safety of the patient.”

To read the GDC’s statement in its entirety, please click here: https://www.gdc-uk.org/news-blogs/news/detail/2021/05/13/statement-on-direct-to-consumer-orthodontics-and-supporting-information.

Henry Schein donates 2.5 million PPE and infection control items to NGOs for front-line health workers in Brazil and India

Henry Schein, Inc., in partnership with C.H. Robinson and the C.H. Robinson Foundation, has announced its commitment to donate more than 2.5 million personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control items through Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s corporate social responsibility program, to enhance the safety of front-line health care workers in Brazil and India as they combat the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

The donation includes N95 face masks, level 1 face masks, level 2 face masks, coveralls, hand sanitizer, pulse oximeters, isolation gowns, and face shields. In collaboration with logistics partner C.H. Robinson, Henry Schein will distribute these products to several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The NGOs are then planning to redistribute the supplies to health systems and key areas in Brazil and India.

The recipients in India currently include the Baptist Hospital in Bangalore, LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Deenanth Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, Nair Hospital in Mumbai, and the State of Maharashtra. In Brazil, items will be distributed to health care workers in Rio de Janeiro and the State of Sergipe.

“It is critical that we help combat the rise in COVID-19 cases in Brazil and India where the outbreak is particularly severe,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. “Together with our NGO partners, we will continue the urgent task of enhancing the safety of the heroic health care professionals caring for patients battling the COVID-19 virus.”

Henry Schein’s NGO partners in this effort are as follows:

  • Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay;
  • Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization that improves access to health and responds to the needs of people affected by disasters worldwide;
  • IsraAID is an Israel-based non-governmental organization that responds to emergencies all over the world with targeted humanitarian help;
  • MAP International is a non-profit humanitarian organization providing medicines and health supplies to millions of people worldwide so they might experience life to the fullest; and
  • Project HOPE is a global health and humanitarian relief organization that is committed to placing power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives across the globe.

Henry Schein Presents ThriveLIVE 2021 – a Virtual Event for Dental Professionals – tomorrow

Henry Schein, Inc. will host on May 21, 2021, an interactive virtual event titled ThriveLIVE, which will offer dental professionals the opportunity to “laugh, lunch, and learn” while engaging with innovative, informative, and entertaining content.

Available to all dental professionals at no charge, ThriveLIVE will present engaging speakers providing insights that can be applied to the dental practice and can help achieve an optimal work-life balance. The event’s morning session will feature the following educational courses:

  • Dr. Jonathan Levine – Art of the Smile™: Dr. Levine, an esthetic prosthodontist and co-founder of GLO Science, will explore the mindset of a purpose-filled life, one that drives satisfaction in both personal lives and careers, and discuss the tools that can help achieve this mindset.
  • James Nestor – Breath: What Every Dental Professional Needs to Know: Acclaimed author and journalist James Nestor will discuss what breathing does for our physical and mental well-being, and how we can breathe better as a caregiver and as a patient.
  • Dr. Wally Renne – A Tour Through Technology: Dr. Renne, Assistant Dean of Innovation and Digital Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina, will guide participants through the latest technologies to provide better, safer, and more comprehensive care offer helpful hints on deciding how to select the right technology for a dental practice.
  • Dr. Bethany Valachi – Ergonomics: Be Able to Retire Before Your Body Does: Physical therapist Dr. Valachi will introduce key ergonomic positioning strategies to help optimise posture, prevent pain, and reduce fatigue, applicable to all clinicians and dental team members.
  • Vanessa Van Edwards – Body Language Behind a Mask: Vanessa Van Edwards, author of “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People,” will provide tips and a general understanding to reading others’ body language while they’re wearing a mask to easily determine how someone is feeling and how you, as a dental professional, can project confidence and trust.
  • Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber – 3-D Speed Reading and Referring: Dr. Kohltfarber, an Oral Maxillofacial Radiologist, will present a guide to reviewing 3-D images chairside and offer tips that can help determine when to treat, refer, or consult for more comprehensive care.
  • In addition to the courses, ThriveLIVE’s morning session will also include entertainment in between courses with Talent Behind the Mask, featuring dental professionals showcasing their unique talents. Participants will also enjoy an interactive yoga experience from Dr. Cristian Pavel and Dr. Danielle Cascioli, “the Dentalyogis,” and can then follow along with Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani to make a special lunch.

 

“With ThriveLIVE, we have created an exciting event that not only provides free education to dental professionals, but also engages their creativity and encourages a healthy work-life balance,” said AJ Caffentzis, President, U.S.

Dental Distribution, Henry Schein. “Dental teams can continue to rely on Henry Schein to offer unique virtual content they can use to enhance their practices for the ultimate benefit of patients.”

The afternoon session of ThriveLIVE will feature one-on-one candid interviews hosted by Dr. Jonathan Levine, who will speak with leading specialists and dental leaders to discuss what’s new in the various specialties, recommendations for technology and techniques, and explore cases that provide new insights into the capabilities of modern dentistry.

To register for ThriveLIVE and to learn more, please visit https://henryscheinevents.com/thrivelive/#agenda.

Henry Schein commits to advance ESG stewardship

Henry Schein, Inc, the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, announced today a series of efforts to further advance its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and to reaffirm its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. As outlined in the Company’s 2020 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, titled “Resilience for a Healthier World” and published today, the Company’s ESG strategy includes enhancing health equity and access to care, expanding ESG disclosures, and taking action to address the climate crisis.

By the end of 2022, Henry Schein plans to report progress in accordance with the Standards of each of the Global Reporting Initiative and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. In addition, the Company is enhancing its disclosures on climate risks and opportunities according to recommendations made by The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and exploring a pathway to setting a Science-Based Target.

For more than 30 years, Henry Schein has continued to support the five constituents that make up the Company’s Mosaic of Success – Customers, Suppliers, Team Schein Members, Shareholders, and Society at Large. This year’s report, as detailed below, represents another milestone in the Company’s commitment to the Mosaic of Success.

Among other work highlighted in the report, Henry Schein is committed to the following actions for accelerating ESG stewardship:

  • Aspiring to be carbon neutral in its supply chain emissions by the year 2050, if not sooner. In 2021, Henry Schein will focus on baselining its distribution and transportation metrics in key markets in North America, Europe, and Australia;
  • Aiming to donate at least $50 million in cash and product through Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. by 2025 to advance health equity;
  • Enhancing in 2021 an individual D&I goal tied to Henry Schein’s annual performance incentive program (i.e., cash bonus plan) for the senior managers in the Company (Directors, Vice Presidents, and Members of the Executive Management Committee);
  • Contributing as a member to the World Economic Forum’s Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics initiative which seeks to improve ways companies measure and demonstrate their performance against ESG indicators and to enable positive contribution towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; and
  • Committing to an all-electric operations lift truck fleet in its U.S. distribution centers by 2025.

“Even as we tackled the unprecedented challenges created by the pandemic, we continued to accelerate progress along our ESG journey. We deepened our sustainability efforts by formalizing our policies, setting goals and targets for our ESG ambitions, and making steady and measurable progress toward these goals throughout the year,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. “Our resilience in the face of the current crisis is a testament to the spirit of Team Schein and the strength of our long-term purpose-driven stakeholder model of engagement. We will continue to champion our socially responsible and sustainable approach to business as we do our part in building a healthier, more inclusive, and more prosperous future for all.”

The 2020 Sustainability and CSR report underscores the values instilled at the Company’s founding 89 years ago and highlights how Henry Schein gives back to the professions and communities it serves. The Company is committed to addressing its own environmental impact, engaging with investors in its business practices, providing its TSMs with a healthy, safe, and inclusive workplace, and contributing to health equity.

To learn more about Henry Schein’s ESG efforts and to view the full 2020 Sustainability and CSR report, please visit www.henryschein.com/corporatecitizenship.

Henry Schein donates more than 10 million PPE items

Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, has donated more than 10 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies worth millions of dollars to enhance the safety of front-line health care professionals, social service providers, under-served populations, and people with intellectual disabilities.

The donation includes face shields, hand sanitiser, isolation gowns, thermometers, coveralls, and face masks, and will be received by seven Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) who will distribute the supplies in more than 40 countries and territories.

Henry Schein’s global distribution and supply chain network managed the donation working through Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s corporate social responsibility program. The recipients are Americares; Direct Relief; International College of Dentists; MAP International; MedShare; Project HOPE; and Special Olympics. These NGOs will receive the PPE and distribute the items among hospitals, long-term care facilities, outreach and partner clinics, and free and charitable clinics helping to provide primary and oral care, maternal and child health, and infectious disease control and prevention in the U.S. and worldwide. Donations will also support the current response to the Covid-19 pandemic and be pre-positioned in preparation for other disease outbreaks and humanitarian crises as well as natural disasters.

“This donation reflects our continued sense of purpose and commitment to values that make the world a better place,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. “In keeping with our higher ambition of aligning our capabilities with the needs of society, we aim to ‘help health happen’ by enhancing health equity, improving access to care, and providing for the safety of health care professionals and patients. Henry Schein is pleased to be working with our valued NGO partners in this important endeavour.”

Henry Schein’s NGO partners in this effort are as follows:

  • Americares is a health-focused relief and development organisation that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster;
  • Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organisation, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay;
  • The International College of Dentists is the preeminent global dental honour society recognising outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service while advocating for humanitarian and educational initiatives;
  • MAP International is a non-profit humanitarian organisation providing medicines and health supplies to millions of people worldwide so they might experience life to the fullest;
  • MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world;
  • Project HOPE is a global health and humanitarian relief organisation that is committed to placing power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives across the globe; and,
  • Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.

Ethisphere announces Henry Schein as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 10th time

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. 

Henry Schein has been recognized for 10 consecutive years and is the only honoree in the Healthcare Products industry. In 2021, 135 honorees were recognized spanning 22 countries and 47 industries.

It is humbling to be honored as a ‘World’s Most Ethical Companyalongside so many like-minded organizations, especially as Team Schein marks 10 years of recognition,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. Since our founding in 1932, Henry Schein’s success has been rooted in ethical business practices and a commitment to accountability. On behalf of more than 19,000 Team Schein Members around the world, I thank the Ethisphere Institute for this tremendous honor.  

Congratulations to Henry Schein for 10 years as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies,’” said Ethisphere CEO Timothy Erblich. “We commend Team Schein for its steadfast commitment to positively impacting the communities they serve around the world and aligning its strengths as a business with the needs of society.”

Ethics & Performance

According to Ethisphere’s Ethics Index, the publicly listed 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees outperformed a comparable index of large cap companies by 7.1 percentage points from January 2016 to January 2021. 

Methodology & Scoring

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

This year, the process was streamlined and question set expanded to gauge how applicants are adapting and responding to the global health pandemic, environmental, social, and governance factors, safety, equity, and inclusion and social justice.

Honorees 

The full list of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.

Dentology, powered by Henry Schein, successfully debuts

On 29 and 30 January 2021, “Dentology – powered by Henry Schein” set stage on a new era of educational and informative live online events around the digitalisation of dentistry, to be followed by four weeks of access to on-demand digital education.

Henry Schein´s first fully virtual symposium was a wealthy source of content offering comprehensive insights into the fast-changing world of digital dentistry. A renowned selection of 14 international experts delivered cutting-edge educational content on topics ranging from the digital workflow, digital implantology and orthodontics, to the recognition of digital pathology. Answers to questions like how to best start with digital, how to make the most of the intraoral scanner, and how to use digitalisation for customer communication are only few samples of the variety and focus of topics discussed. After the presentations, participants and experts continued the conversation by engaging in live discussions and questions and answer sessions.

Keynote speakers included Prof. Dr. Irena Sailer (Switzerland) and Dr. Simon Chard (UK). In their lectures, they explained the impact that digitalisation has had on dentistry and gave an outlook on the future of digitalisation in dentistry as well as inspiring inputs on possibilities in patient communication with social media. In addition, 12 experts from eight countries shared their extraordinary expertise with the participants. Among them were Wouter Reybrouck (Belgium), Dr. Jacques Vermeulen and Dr. Christian Moussally (France), Dr. Ole Schmitt and Dr. Andreas Kurbad (Germany), Stefano Negrini and Dr. Mauro Fazioni (Italy), Prof. Dr. Guillermo Pradiés and Dr. Ferran Llansana (Spain), Prof. Dr. Daniël Wismeijer (The Netherlands), Dr. Ian Buckle (UK) and Dr. Katya Archambault (USA).

Dentology’s Special Guest was Randi Zuckerberg, daughter of the dentist, Edward Zuckerberg, and former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook, a company her brother Marc co-founded. She was named as one of the “50 Digital Power Players” by “Hollywood Reporter”. With her lively and inspiring speech with anecdotes from her own career and the resulting incredible successes, she provided informative input on topics such as business optimisation and efficiency in practice.

Final agenda item of the two event days was the highly informative and interesting live panel discussion, led by Dr. Simon Chard – surely one of the highlights of the event. Dr. Chard was joined by Prof. Dr. Markus Blatz, Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dr. Kyle Stanley, voted among the Top Ten Young Educators in Dentistry by the Seattle Study Club.

In the impressive 3D walkable Dentology world, participants were also able to visit the exhibition area that featured latest innovations from leading dental manufacturers and business partners and provided opportunities for participants to discuss their clinical, digital, and business ambitions with Henry Schein’s local specialist teams in real time so that they got answers questions about how the acquired knowledge can be implemented into the customers individual daily practice and what tailored digital solutions might best fit their future aims.(*)

“A big thank you to all the participants, who joined us at our first Dentology Symposium, to our fantastic speakers as well as to Team Schein for organising this cutting-edge event that underlined Henry Schein’s expertise in digital dentistry and that our customers can Rely on Us,” said Willem Kortland, Vice President of Marketing of Henry Schein’s EMEA Dental Distribution Group. “Based on the positive feedback from the participants, our expert speakers, as well as our specialist team at the exhibition stands, Dentology 2021 kicked off really successfully.”

All keynote, breakout sessions and, the panel discussion are available in English on-demand in the Dentology world until 27 February 2021. The exhibition area *) can also be visited to see a range of digital solutions offered by Henry Schein. Dental professionals who have not had the chance to join the live event will have the chance to purchase an on-demand only ticket via www.dentology.world with access until 27 February 2021.

(*) available for participants from EMEA countries with Henry Schein affiliates and operations

Henry Schein’s Dentology opens its virtual doors

Dentology, powered by Henry Schein, an online trade show bringing together internationally renowned experts with a virtual exhibition, offering dental professionals the opportunity to experience a full suite of industry leading digital technology solutions to automate their processes, improve patient care, and increase revenues, has begun.

Those wishing to attend, to peruse the vitual exhibition stands and to attend live video lectures, can register at https://www.dentology.world/

The virtual world of Dentology will feature lectures from keynote speakers Christian Coachman (Brazil) and Simon Chard (UK) as well as live presentations from international experts such as Christian Moussally (France), Stefano Negrini (Italy), Guillermo Pradíes (Spain), Wouter Reybrouck (Belgium), and Ole Schmitt (Germany) – to name only a few.

Dentology participants from around the world will be able to virtually engage with speakers and Henry Schein’s Digital Specialist Team. These experts will be available in real time to discuss how the acquired knowledge can be implemented into a dental practice and what digital solutions best support the dental professional’s future goals.

Once inside, users are able to navigate the various areas of the virtual convention centre using their mouse or touchscreen to move around, or by using the sidebar menu. 

Dentology runs Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January with a line-up of live content on each day.

Dentology – powered by Henry Schein, an online virtual 3D dental conference, takes place 29-30 January 2021

If you have missed the normal round of conferences and other opportunities to talk dental this year, then don’t worry: you only have a few weeks more to wait. Henry Schein is excited to announce a brand-new event: Dentology – powered by Henry Schein is an online virtual 3D dental conference, taking place on 29th and 30th January 2021.

This may be your first opportunity in a long while to feel truly connected with like-minded members of your profession, but as you enter the virtual conference hall, complete with multiple virtual stages, you’ll be transported into an interactive 3D world that brings digital dentistry to life.

Dentology will be more than just a sensational online event; it will be a new community, created by global leaders in dentistry, who want to share their experience with others who are searching for new solutions, new tools and new ideas.

You will be able to get up close to our 3 keynote speakers: the world’s top-searched dentist on Google, Christian Coachman, founder and CEO of Digital Smile Design; leading UK cosmetic dentist, Dr Simon Chard; and special guest, Randi Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and former Director of Marketing at Facebook.

You’ll be able to interact with our global faculty of speakers, pop in and out of virtual breakout sessions as many times as you like, visit the 3D exhibition hall* with comprehensive information around intraoral scanners, chairside milling, 3D printers, 3D CBCT, air management, sterilisation, microscopes and lasers, treatment centres as well as digital dentistry related surgical and orthodontic products, and speak with Henry Schein’s digital specialist team in real time during the live event.

Almost better than a real conference, there’ll be more chances to make the most of the opportunities available, catch up on missed lectures online – plus no passes to lose, maps to decipher or aching feet, as you access everything from the comfort of your own computer.

With the purpose of showcasing, sharing and exploring what the future of dentistry holds, Dentology will be defined by its ability to virtually connect and drive that future forwards.

Save the date: 29-30 January 2021 – more details coming soon!

* available for participants from EMEA countries with Henry Schein operations

Register your interest at https://www.dentology.world/

Henry Schein’s Dentology is Live on January 29 – 30, 2021

Dentology, powered by Henry Schein, will debut. This innovative virtual event will bring together internationally renowned experts with a virtual exhibition, offering dental professionals the opportunity to experience a full suite of industry leading digital technology solutions to automate their processes, improve patient care, and increase revenues. 

<<Save the date>> to reserve your attendance. The virtual world of Dentology will feature lectures from keynote speakers Christian Coachman (Brazil) and Simon Chard (UK) as well as live presentations from international experts such as Christian Moussally (France), Stefano Negrini (Italy), Guillermo Pradíes (Spain), Wouter Reybrouck (Belgium), and Ole Schmitt (Germany) – to name only a few.

Dentology participants from around the world will be able to virtually engage with speakers and Henry Schein’s Digital Specialist Team. These experts will be available in real time to discuss how the acquired knowledge can be implemented into a dental practice and what digital solutions best support the dental professional’s future goals.

This reimagined virtual event is designed for newcomers as well as advanced users in digital dentistry. More information will be available soon on www.dentology.world.