College Place, Washington, February 22, 2017 – SonBridge Dental Clinic announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, provides recipient organizations with several health care product donations valued between $5,000 and $25,000 over the course of two years.
The grant will enable the SonBridge Dental Clinic to more effectively carry out its mission and expand its ability to provide dental care to the underserved in the Walla Walla Valley. Henry Schein Cares aims to expand access to health care for underserved and at-risk populations around the world by promoting wellness, prevention, treatment and education; providing emergency preparedness and relief; and building health care capacity.
“I am looking forward to the expansion such a partnership will allow. I am grateful for the opportunity to help more of our friends and neighbors,” said Dr. Mel Lang, director of the SonBridge Dental Clinic. “This opportunity is truly amazing, not only in its generosity but in its potential.”
Established in 2013, SonBridge Dental Clinic is a non-profit dental health facility located in College Place, Washington that is committed to resolving the unmet dental needs for all people in the Walla Walla Valley regardless of race, gender, or religious affiliation. In 2016, SonBridge logged over 800 patient visits and performed 2,408 dental procedures for the community. SonBridge Dental serves patients both as a free clinic and as a ProviderOne Apple Health Clinic. SonBridge Dental also cares offers a cash supplemental fee scale to serve Medicare clients at the Medicaid income level by offering them services at Medicaid rates. Visit www.sonbridge.org/ dental for more information.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of “doing well by doing good.” Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. “Helping Health Happen Blog” is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.