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At 2019 GNYDM, Henry Schein hosts scanning challenge for dental students

By Dental Tribune USA
December 12, 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: At the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting, Henry Schein hosted a dental-student event as part of its larger efforts in support of the Dr. Edward D. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund and the fund’s “Progressive Pathways to Dental Success” program, which helps students, residents, clinicians, professionals, educational institutions, industry representatives and dental associations achieve success in their dental careers.

Henry Schein and other key members of the dental industry were instrumental in the creation of the fund, which was founded by friends and colleagues of Dr. Shils in 2002. Through annual awards, the fund honors people, organizations and programs that positively influence the dental community and the public oral-health arena.

Following the Shils Fund program, Henry Schein welcomed a group of area dental students to its exhibit-hall booth, hosting a student interactive technology experience (S.I.T.E.) and scanning challenge.

S.I.T.E, a program launched at the 2019 GNYDM to reinforce the company’s commitment to ensuring dental students experience the latest digital equipment, technology and practice management software, featured four separate rotations where groups of approximately of students received an immersive experience into Henry Schein’s CAD/CAM technology offerings.

Throughout the rotations, students participated in a contest where they had an opportunity to scan with Dentsply Sirona’s CEREC Primescan, Planmeca’s Emerald S and 3Shape’s Trios Move. In addition to these rotations, students had an opportunity to visit the booth of Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, to learn more about practice-management solutions that help practices operate efficiently.

During the event, Craig McKenzie, president, American Student Dental Association, captured the experience as a guest publisher on Henry Schein’s Instagram account, helping to elevate the fun and interactive experience among students who were unable to attend.

Following the event, Henry Schein donated 10 prizes valued at nearly $6,000, including six handpieces and four curing lights to the Dr. Edward D. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund.

(Source: Henry Schein)

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