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Queen Of The Valley Mobile Dental Clinic Expands Access To Care With Donations From Henry Schein Cares


Enables 2,040 Children in Napa County to Receive Care in 2014

Napa, CA - July, 2014: Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic, a non-profit organization that provides dental care to the children of Napa County, is excited to have received contributions under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, will provide several health care product donations valued at $5,000–$25,000 each over the course of two years to the Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic.

The grant will enable the Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic to more effectively carry out its mission and expand its ability to provide care to 2,040 children from underserved areas in Napa County. With the help of Henry Schein Cares, access to health care for underserved and at-risk populations around the world in the areas of wellness and prevention, emergency preparedness and relief, and capacity building is possible.

"We have had the privilege to partner with Henry Schein for the past four years," explains Maryam Mohsenzadeh, DDS, Dental Director of the Queen's Mobile Dental Clinic and Clinic Ole Community Health Dental Clinic. "Their generous support has helped provide care to thousands of children in need. From supplies and critical dental equipment to toothbrushes for our kids, Henry Schein helps provide much-needed oral health care to underserved communities in Napa."

About Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic

The Children's Mobile Dental Clinic was founded by Queen of the Valley Medical Center and community partners to address a major health need of children in our community: access to dental care. Dental cavities are the single most common chronic disease of childhood, occurring more frequently than asthma. Full-service dental care is provided to low-income children at specific locations in Napa County neighborhoods.

In addition to treatment, children and their families receive multiple sessions of oral health education about causes of tooth decay, the importance of good nutrition and instruction in the practice of good oral hygiene. Its goal is to improve the oral health of children 6 months to 21 years of age in Napa County, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured.

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 accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, 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 preparedness 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 Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success.

Media Contacts:

Lisa Lee

Corporate Communications

631) 454-3144

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