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Henry Schein Inc. is donating health care products and funds to support Foundation for Endodontics outreach trips to Jamaica's Treasure Beach community. (Photo: American Association of Endodontists)
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Henry Schein supports volunteer endodontists expanding care in Jamaica

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MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. recently announced a commitment to donate $100,000 in health care products and cash over the next five years to the Foundation for Endodontics in support of the organization's upcoming outreach trips to treat the endodontic needs of people living in the underserved Jamaican community of Treasure Beach and surrounding areas. The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program, and Henry Schein Dental.

As part of the donation, Henry Schein will donate $8,000 in health care products — including endodontic motors, files and filling materials — and Henry Schein Dental will contribute $12,000 in cash each year through 2021 in support of the foundation's outreach trips to the Helping Hands Clinic in Treasure Beach. In three previous outreach trips to the area, volunteer endodontists, endodontic residents, and dental students treated more than 1,200 patients and performed over 100 root canals. Henry Schein's support will allow the foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), to conduct four outreach trips annually.

"We are grateful to have the support of Henry Schein, which understands the impact that the Foundation for Endodontics can have on the oral health and overall health of people who lack access to quality endodontic care," said Dr. Peter Morgan, president, Foundation for Endodontics. "Thanks to this generous donation, our volunteers are able to deliver treatment to a greater number of Treasure Beach residents, thus enhancing their quality of life while improving public health."

Morgan recently sat down for a conversation with John Ferone, senior director, global endodontic category management, Henry Schein Dental, to discuss the power of volunteerism in the endodontic community as part of #ScheinChats, the company's Facebook Live interview series. The chat, which took place at the recent AAE annual meeting in New Orleans, can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/HenryScheinDental/videos.

"Henry Schein is pleased to support the Foundation for Endodontics, whose commitment to enhancing the oral health of people in need so closely mirrors our own," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. "This agreement will provide the Foundation with the resources it needs to conduct its outreach work, while also increasing the number of patients who will receive the high-quality endodontic care its volunteers so ably provide."

(Source: PRNewswire)
 

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