Please activate JavaScript!
Please install Adobe Flash Player, click here for download

today Greater New York Dental Meeting Nov. 27, 2016

exhibitors 10 Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 27, 2016 By Henry Schein Staff n Henry Schein is calling on dentists and other oral-health professionals to be heroes in their communities by volunteering their time and talent to provide free oral care to children in need as part of the ADA Foundation’s 15thannualGiveKidsASmile(GKAS) program, taking place next year. The American Dental Association (ADA) launched the national GKAS program in 2003 to help raise aware- ness of the critical need to expand access to oral-health care for children in the United States. Kicking off on the first Friday in February — and with events taking place year-round — volunteer practitioners participate in Give Kids A Smile by providing a range of free oral health services to underserved children, including education, screenings and treatment. Registration is now open for den- tists and oral health professionals interested in participating. To learn more about the program and how to register, Those looking for further encour- agement to volunteer can check out Henry Schein’s Helping Health Hap- pen blog for “15 Reasons to Give Kids A Smile” (helpinghealthhappen. org/15-reasons-to-give-kids-a-smile) or visit the company’s Facebook page to watch a video about the program. GKAS is the result of a public- privatepartnershipbetweentheADA Foundation, Henry Schein, Colgate- Palmolive and DEXIS. Henry Schein has served as the program’s official professional products sponsor since its inception, joining its supplier part- ners to donate more than $14 million in oral health care products used to provide free oral health services for more than 5.5 million children. In2016,itisestimatedthat300,000 underserved children are receiving care at 1,300 locations across the country. Care is being delivered by nearly30,000dentalteamvolunteers, including more than 7,000 dentists. “At Henry Schein, we are pleased to support health-care profession- als who share our commitment to expanding access to care for children in need, and we urge dentists and oral health professionals across the country to volunteer for this wonder- ful program,” said Stanley M. Berg- man, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “Give Kids A Smile ensures each participating child is set on the path to good oral health, and we urge care providers to join us in ‘helping health happen.’” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, den- tal caries is the most common chronic disease of children ages 6 to 11 and adolescents ages 12 to 19. In addition, a study published by The Journal of the American Den- tal Association, the ADA’s flagship scientific publication on dentistry, indicates that, while dental caries is a multifactorial disease with many behavioral and community determi- nants, children from socioeconomi- cally disadvantaged backgrounds have a higher than average incidence of tooth decay. Henry Schein encourages the nation’s dentists to participate in Give Kids A Smile program Ad Registration open for dentists and oral-health professionals interested in providing free care to children in need Here in New York To learn more about Henry Schein Cares and the Give Kids A Smile pro- gram, stop by the Henry Schein booth, No. 4225.

Pages Overview