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Henry Schein Dental supports James Goolnik’s First Oral Care Outreach to Malawi
Gillingham, 02 September 2013 – Henry Schein UK announced today that it supported James Goolnik’s first dental outreach to provide essential dental care and equipment to Malawians in association with Dentaid, a charity which aims to improve world oral health. James Goolnik led a team of eight passionate dental professionals on a 10-day trip to Malawi in July 2013. Their first destination was the Queen Elisabeth Central Hospital and Dental Department in Blantyre where they provided desperately needed local anaesthetic for oral treatment; followed by a visit of Shalom Dental Services in Limbe, founded by Marc Kondowe, who was a dental therapist in the government system for 10 years before setting up three private dental clinics in Malawi. At Zomba Central Hospital, the team installed a new dental chair, an autoclave, an x-ray machine as well as a water filtration unit. Furthermore, a DentaidBox, a portable dental surgery in a wheelie bin, was donated to be used in rural community outreach and already installed old equipment was refurbished. At Kumuzu Central Hospital, the volunteers observed patient care and fixed the dental equipment. “We saw amazing people doing wonderful things with limited resources. The visit was not just about donating our time or equipment, it was about a mutual sharing of experience”, said James Goolnik. He continued: “Nevertheless, this trip could not have taken place without sponsors such as Colgate who provided 10,000 toothbrushes and toothpaste and Henry Schein who donated consumables and equipment and sent an employee who was able to provide precious maintenance and installation support on location as well as training for dental professionals. I would like to thank them and all other supporters for making this happen.” In addition to product donations, dental treatments and maintainance support, the dental professionals visited Stephanos Orphanage in Chilangoma, Blantyre and a rural primary school to give out toothbrushes and toothpaste and provide oral health education to the children and their teacher. About 2,000 toothbrushes have been distributed during the trip. The team also participated in Malawi’s first ever skills transfer workshop that took place for two days in Lilongwee. During this event, ideas to benefit Malawian patients were shared. With a population of over 14 million, Malawi only has five dentists and 200 dental therapists. “I would like to thank the whole volunteer team, Dentaid, Colgate and Henry Schein as well as all the other companies that made this amazing help come true. My special thanks goes to James Goolnik. The majority of the money donated came from sales of his book ‘Brush’. This will make the launch of an oral health education programme into more schools possible and a much better oral health care can be offered in future”, said Enock Phale, Assistant Director of Clinical Services (Dental & Oral Health) for the Malawi Ministry of Health. “We are very happy that Mr. Goolnik asked us if we wanted to support him and his team on this first outreach,” said Simon Gambold, Managing Director of Henry Schein’s medical and dental business in the United Kingdom. “Through donating health care products and installation and maintenance support in Malawi, we were able to increase access to health care and to support dental professionals in the provision of desperately needed treatment, preventive care and health care education.” This initiative is part of Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein’s global corporate social responsibility programme. Henry Schein Cares helps increase access to care for underserved populations. 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.

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About James Goolnik James Goolnik BDS MSc is a clinical dentist and founder of the Bow Lane Dental Group which is in London. It was voted London practice of the year in 2006. James was voted the most influential person in UK dentistry in 2010 & 2011. He qualified from Kings’ College Dental School and went to study his Masters degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute. James sits on the board of the British Dental Bleaching Society and helps train the dental team worldwide regarding tooth whitening, minimal intervention dentistry, social media and marketing. He has produced training DVD’s for a major whitening company and the world’s first dental practice iphone app. James Goolnik recently published his book “Brush”. 100% of the profits go to Dentaid to support access to oral health for the underserved populations. He is also involved in the “Heart your Smile” initiative. For more information, please visit his Web site at http://www.jamesgoolnik.com. About Henry Schein Henry Schein UK, established in 1991 and based in Gillingham, Kent, employs more than 1,000 Team Schein Members. The Company is an affiliate of Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. Henry Schein, Inc. also serves dental laboratories, 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, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized 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 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including 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. For more information, please visit the Henry Schein local Web site at www.henryschein.co.uk or the corporate Web Site at www.henryschein.com. Caption for attached photos: 1: 2: 3: 4: Team Schein Member Sean Smith with Enock Phale, Assistant Director of Clinical Services (Dental & Oral Health) for the Malawi Ministry of Health (from left to right) Dental department in Zomba The Team with James Goolnik (3rd person from right) and Sean Smith lying across Sean Smith, Engineer from Henry Schein Dental UK, gets to grips with a broken dental chair with help from one of the local engineers.

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Stefanie Fleige Senior Manager International Corporate Communications Phone: +49 40 – 665 68 – 691 E-mail: stefanie.fleige@henryschein.com

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