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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | November 2013A14 Ad INduStry NEWS Henry Schein Cares helps ‘Youth With a Mission Medical Ships — Australia’ Henry Schein Halas, the Australian dental business of Henry Schein Inc., has donat- ed oral health care products and equipment to “Youth With a Mission Medical Ships — Aus- tralia” through Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social re- sponsibility program. Based in Towns- ville, Australia, YWAM MSA brings free health care, including oral screenings and treatment, by ship to underserved populations in Papua New Guinea. Since 2010, Henry Schein Cares has do- nated oral care supplies and equipment to YWAM MSA valued at more than $300,000. For three and a half years, YWAM MSA has performed more than 11,500 den- tal procedures and more than 129,000 community, training and health out- reach missions in Papua New Guinea. With only 32 dentists in all of Papua New Guinea, local dentists as well as dentists from neighboring Australia and around the world have come to work at YWAM MSA clinics. ”Henry Schein Halas is honored to support YWAM MSA’s important and impactful work to provide care for thousands of patients in need in Papua New Guinea,” said Gordon Anderson, general manager, Henry Schein Halas. ”We are proud of our long-term part- nership with YWAM MSA through our Henry Schein Cares program, and we look forward to continuing to join forc- es to improve the lives of thousands for many years to come. We are also grate- ful for our supplier partners and their support of this program, including Kerr Australia, 3M ESPE, GC Australasia & Hu- Friedy.” With the help of the donations from Henry Schein Halas, the Australian YWAM medical ship set sail to the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea in May to provide access to dental care for thou- sands of Papua New Guinea locals who would not otherwise have been able to get the essential oral care they need. ”Even when people do find the means and the ways to get to these clinics, they arrive and often there are just no sup- plies,” said Hannah Peart, medical coor- dinator of YWAM MSA. ”Thanks to dona- tions made by Henry Schein Halas, YWAM MSA has now fully stocked and refurbished its onboard clinic, creating effi- ciency and improved function- ality for dentists along with better access to supplies.” 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 account- ability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promot- ing environmental sustainabil- ity 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 prepared- ness 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 com- pany believes that it is furthering its long-term success. About Henry Schein Inc. Henry Schein Inc. serves dental labo- ratories, 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 nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers. The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, in- cluding value-added solutions for oper- ating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a cen- tralized 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 addition- al products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive technology solutions, includ- ing practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 24 countries. The company’s sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012 and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. To learn more, visit online at www. (Source: Henry Schein Cares) Donated supplies help aid those in need in Papua New Guinea ‘Youth With a Mission Medical Ships — Australia’ brings free health care by ship to underserved populations in Papua New Guinea. Services include oral screenings, treatment and dental health education. Henry Schein Cares donates supplies and equipment. Photo/Provided by GNYDM BOOTH NO. 4225