Henry Schein participated once again in the 7th Annual Tour DaVita® bike ride on September 14-18th in Greenville, South Carolina. Over 600 cyclists participated and Henry Schein was well represented by Michael Casamassa, Charlie Crawford, and Ben Mosley, who rode 220-plus miles. The Tour is not a race but an event designed to challenge the riders most of whom are not avid cyclists but rather, every day who want to make a difference. Participants have chosen to take the challenge of this cycling event and push beyond what they thought possible, all for the cause of raising awareness and funds for the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
The fundraising efforts of Tour DaVita® benefits The Kidney TRUST™, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides no-cost kidney health screening to the public in non-medical settings. Early stages of kidney disease have almost no symptoms, so these screenings can alert people with impaired kidney function while they can still take action. At early stages, kidney disease can be slowed or stopped altogether – preventing, or at least delaying, the need for dialysis. The Kidney TRUST is the only organization in America that provides free kidney screenings with immediate results. The Kidney TRUST has partnered with Henry Schein’s Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Communities programs and participated in a number of our events providing preventative health screenings in local communities across the country. Henry Schein can be proud to be a supplier partner to DaVita aligned together with the mutual goal to improve the lives of patients and educate others on how to a live a healthier life.
On November 11, 2013, Veterans Day, a small 3 chair dental office wanted to spread FREE SMILES to the community in and around Ladera Ranch. Dr. Mai Ly, DDS and 5 other dentist and an Oral Surgeon from Las Vegas saw over 75 patients. 4 out of the 6 dentist that day were sisters, a brother in law and a colleague of Dr. Mai. The Oral Surgeon is one of Dr. Mai’s good friend that flew in just for the event.
The first patient stated that he got his foam mat and slept in from of the office at 2am. He has been to multiple of these events before and knows that they get busy and the line starts early. This patient traveled all the way from Cypress and was able to get 3 procedures done because he waited around all day for his turn.
There was a girl and her sister that needed their wisdom teeth extracted and waited around all day to get one pulled at a time. They were so grateful and now can concentrate on other teeth that need dental work. One of them wrote an email to thank Ladera Dentistry and team for being so kind to have such an event.
We did about 30 fillings, 25 cleanings, and extracted about 20 teeth, including impacted wisdom teeth. The Oral Surgeon was busy removing wisdom teeth along with teaching the other dentists tips on how to extract teeth. This was a great learning experience for the other dentist along with 2 UCLA dental students that drove down on their day off to watch an Oral Surgeon work.
We would not have has such a great outcome with out the supplies that Henry Schein Cares donated. Everything from disposable mirrors, tongue depressors, patient bibs, gloves, masks, toothbrushes, tooth paste, fluoride, hand sanitizer, flash lights, and T-shirts. We are forever grateful for all the donations and will continue to have such an event with Dentistry From The Heart annually to help out our community.
Thanks to Henry Schein’s donations of dental supplies, tooth brushes, oral health care kits, tooth paste etc. Fun day was a success! We were able to educate family and consumers about oral health care importance and increase awareness among our disabled population..thanks again Henry Schein for your generosity!
The S2AY Rural Health Network Supports Dental Hygiene Month by Reaching Out to Needy Families
During October 2012, the S2AY Rural Health Network reached almost 6,000 under served patients (mostly children) through the distribution of dental kits in food pantries throughout the 6 counties served by the Network (Steuben, Schuyler, Seneca, Wayne, Ontario and Yates). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 19% of children ages 2-19 have untreated cavities. With help from sponsors like the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Wegmans and Colgate, the Network was able to reach the most needy families within their service area and provide them with the tools necessary to access the dental care they need and improve oral hygiene.
The S2AY Rural Health Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that strives to integrate, promote and expand appropriate components of the Public Health delivery system to improve health outcomes for all residents of the Network region. The Network acknowledges that dental health is critical to overall health, therefore, dedicating a significant amount of time and resources to improving dental health in the region served.
Through an active Dental Steering Committee, the Network contracts to provide health screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish and sealants through an in-school dental services program for children who lack access to a dental home. Several thousand children are served through this program each year and many more are provided with dental health education. Through this food pantry initiative during the month of October, the Network was able to reach thousands of additional children in need and provide them with valuable education and resources.
The Network is in the process of planning another dental kit outreach initiative within the local food pantries of the counties served for October 2013. We hope to reach even more children this year and further improve dental health within the Network region.
With such a great and rewarding first time experience last year, I, as one of 7 supervising dentists for the UCSF Dental Team, traveled this year to Negril, Jamaica (September 7-13, 2013) where we provided dental services to 3 underserved communities around Negril. Read about our trip at
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