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Henry Schein leaders, including Chairman of the Board and CEO Stanley M. Bergman, discussed key lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, dental industry trends and business updates during a briefing with global dental trade media, held recently. (Photo: Henry Schein Inc.)

Henry Schein hosts ‘Managing Through Crisis’ virtual global media event

By Dental Tribune USA
March 01, 2021

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: During the recent Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Henry Schein Inc. hosted a global media event, “Managing Through Crisis for a Stronger Tomorrow.” The virtual discussion allowed the company’s leadership to present its view of the future of dentistry within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To start the event, held on Feb. 25, Stanley M. Bergman, Henry Schein’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer, presented key learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic, including that dentists around the world can play a key role as front-line responders during the pandemic as well as the importance of dental practitioners being involved with administering COVID-19 point-of-care rapid tests and vaccinations.

“The past year has been incredibly challenging for the dental profession and for society in general,” Bergman said. “We are optimistic that dental teams globally will emerge stronger from the crisis as they accelerate the adoption of digital technologies to advance the delivery of care.”

Following Bergman’s presentation, Jonathan Koch, senior vice president and chief executive officer of Henry Schein’s Global Dental Group, provided insights on the Global Dental Group’s support of customers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and he shared his perspective on emerging trends in the global dental market.

Six additional Henry Schein leaders also discussed how their regions handled the challenges presented by COVID-19 and provided key business updates within their geographies: A.J. Caffentzis, president, U.S. Dental Distribution; Andrea Albertini, president, EMEA Dental Distribution Group; René Willi, president, Global Dental Surgical Group; Prashant Ohri, vice president and general manager, Henry Schein Canada; and David Brous, president, Strategic Business Units and Asia Pacific and Brazil Dental.

“From the beginning of the pandemic, Henry Schein’s Global Dental Group has remained flexible in its approach to serving our customers, our supplier partners, our Team Schein Members, and the communities in which we live and work,” Koch said. “As the dental profession continues to change, our team remains steadfast in our commitment to staying agile so that customers can ‘Rely On Us’ to provide a wide variety solutions so dental professionals can focus on delivering high-quality care.”

A question-and-answer session followed, in which members of the dental industry trade press were able to ask the Henry Schein leaders for further insights.

To view a replay of Henry Schein’s global media event, click here.

(Source: Henry Schein Inc.)

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