ADA Board of Trustees Recognizes Contributions to the Advancement of the Art and Science of Dentistry
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One of five individuals to receive the honorary membership at the ADA FDI 2019 annual meeting, Mr. Kess was recognized for his collaborative work with the ADA and the
“I am privileged to represent Team Schein, alongside our industry colleagues and the dental profession, to help create public-private partnerships such as Give Kids A Smile that address the oral health needs of underserved and at-risk populations,” said Mr. Kess. “Over the years, these partnerships have provided a platform for multiple stakeholders to work together to address oral health literacy, access to care, and the importance of oral health as part of primary care. I am humbled to receive this honor from the ADA, and I could not be more grateful for their recognition, which I share with Team Schein.
“My involvement in this work would not have been possible without the guidance and mentorship of four individuals whose energy and wisdom have supported this work: the late Dr.
As one of the driving forces of the GKAS program, Mr. Kess has excelled in forging public-private partnerships. Mr. Kess has applied the model of engagement for GKAS to several other programs focused on improving access to care, including the NYU Dentistry/Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program, created to address public health and access to care issues in dentistry and oral health, and the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program, established to answer the
“For the past 28 years, Steve has been committed to improving access to care, serving the underserved, and giving back to the community,” said
Mr. Kess joined Henry Schein in 1991 and has been a consistent champion for the importance of oral health and, more importantly, the integration of oral health as primary care.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.
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