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Henry Schein Dental – Centurion Close – Gillingham Business Park – Gillingham ME8 0SB – England

Henry Schein UK supports
BrushUpUK
Gillingham, 07 January 2016 – Henry Schein Dental UK is supporting BrushUpUK’s free oral
health educational programme by donating tooth-brushing-guidance booklets for 1,500 children.
The booklets are part of Ian Aguado-Bush’s Clean My Teeth Campaign to improve children’s
oral health and have been designed in close consultation with the British Dental Health
Foundation. They are specially made to engage younger readers and guide them through the
correct method of brushing their teeth, together with information on how food and drink affects
their teeth.
BrushUpUK is a free oral health educational programme, founded in January 2015. A team of
BrushUpUK qualified Dental Care Professionals provide tailored presentations to schools, SEN
schools, care homes and palliative care units in the local area, delivering practical, sensory and
visual displays. These strive to improve the oral hygiene and attitude towards oral hygiene of
their clients, staff and students.
As part of BrushUpUK primary school oral health presentations, the children get their own new
toothbrush from the British Dental Health Foundation. Afterwards, the lessons focus on the
children using their new toothbrush to brush their teeth correctly. At the end of each
presentation, the children get the Clean My Teeth Campaign books, donated by Henry Schein,
to enforce what they have learnt with BrushUpUK, regarding healthy food choices and tooth
brushing. In the first 11 months of initial operation BrushUpUK presented to 865 children ranging
from 3 to 16years, 270 of these from special educational need schools.
“Henry Schein recognises the critical importance of oral health education in supporting the
prevention of tooth decay in Children, particularly given the well publicised risk faced as a result
of the high sugar content in food and drinks that feature so prominently in many children’s diets
these days. It is therefore a privilege to support BrushUpUK’s initiative to improve children’s
understanding of the importance of oral health and a healthy diet and to partner with Ian
Aguado-Bush who shares our passion for children's oral health. The booklets are perfect for our
primary and pre-school sector and the children love them,” says Patrick Allen, Managing
Director, Henry Schein Dental UK.
This Henry Schein Dental UK activity is part of Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social
responsibility program of Henry Schein, Inc.

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Children reading the brochure about oral health and how to brush their teeth.

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About Clean My Teeth Campaign
The Clean My Teeth Campaign was founded by Ian Aguado-Bush with the aim to improve the oral
health of children world-wide. The campaign is centred around two booklets, “How to Clean your
Teeth” and “What to Eat and Drink for Healthy Teeth”. Both booklets have been designed in close
consultation with The British Dental Health Foundation to ensure they meet their stringent guidelines
for teeth brushing. The booklets are illustration-led with minimal copy and are designed to engage
younger readers and guide them through the correct method of brushing their teeth, together with
information on how food and drink affects their teeth. For more information, please contact the
organisation’s website http://cleanmyteeth.co.uk.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares 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 atrisk 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 selfinterest 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. “Helping Health
Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences
delivering assistance to those in need globally.
To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our
blog: http://helpinghealthhappen.org/.
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 more than 18.000 Team Schein Members and serves
more than 1 Mio. 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 centralised and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 100.000
branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150.000
additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers
exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and ecommerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y.,
Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries.
For more information, please visit the Henry Schein local Web site at www.henryschein.co.uk or the
corporate website at www.henryschein.com.
Contact: Stefanie Fleige – Senior Manager, International Corporate Communications
Email: Stefanie.Fleige@henryschein.de, Phone: +49 40 65668 691

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