For the 13th consecutive year, Henry Schein has sponsored the American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation's Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program.
Celebrated nationally on the first in February, the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile Day is the result of a public-private partnership between the ADA, ADA Foundation, Henry Schein, Colgate-Palmolive, and DEXIS. The program was launched in 2003 to help raise awareness of the critical need to expand access to oral healthcare for children in the U.S.
This year, nearly 350,000 underserved children received free oral health screenings, education, and treatment at nearly 1,500 locations across the U.S. Care will be delivered by nearly 40,000 dental team volunteers, including 10,000 dentists using supplies from 3,000 kits of essential oral healthcare products donated by Henry Schein and 29 of the company's suppliers.
"Henry Schein is proud to continue our steadfast support of Give Kids A Smile through our global social responsibility program, Henry Schein Cares, working with our valued supplier partners, volunteer oral healthcare professionals, and the American Dental Association Foundation," stated Stanley Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein, in a press release.
"The ADA is deeply grateful for Henry Schein's and its suppliers' long-standing partnership and important contributions to Give Kids A Smile," said Maxine Feinberg, DDS, president of the ADA.