Henry Schein's donation will help the DOS program carry on its mission to provide pro bono orthodontic treatment for economically disadvantaged children who lack insurance coverage or who do not qualify for other dental health assistance in the state where they live.
"As part of our commitment to help enhance access to oral care to underserved communities, it was an easy decision to support a program that aligns so well with the values of our global social responsibility program,
Since it was created in 2009, the DOS program has expanded from five to 10 state sponsored programs and nationwide access where volunteering orthodontists are matched with patients most in need of care as identified by AAO and Dental Lifeline Network.
"Our goal of treating 250 patients this year is achievable thanks to donors, such as Henry Schein, who are making it possible to not only help change smiles, but help change lives," says
The DOS program is overseen by a Board of Directors composed of both AAO member orthodontists and corporate supporters from leading orthodontic suppliers.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by
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 110,000 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 e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Founded in 1900, the
Orthodontists are uniquely qualified specialists who diagnose, prevent and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. After graduating from dental school and then completing the required two-to-three years of specialized education in an accredited orthodontic residency program, orthodontists are eligible for membership in the AAO.
For more information about orthodontics or to find AAO member orthodontists in your area, please visit mylifemysmile.org.
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