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Donation to St. Charles Hospital Supports Dental Care Access for Underserved

July 20, 2016

St. Charles Hospital has been selected to receive dental care product donations under a grant from the Global Product Donation Program, an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Melville-based Henry Schein, Inc. St. Charles will utilize the materials in its Stephen B. Gold Dental Clinic, which provides preventative and comprehensive dental care for developmentally and physically disabled individuals, as well as the general population in eastern Suffolk County.

“St. Charles Hospital was founded more than 110 years ago to serve individuals with limited resources and those in need of specialized health care. This generous donation from Henry Schein Cares helps us to further this mission,” said Jim O’Connor, executive vice president/chief administrative officer,  St. Charles Hospital.

“More than 45 private practice dentists and oral health specialists from the area volunteer their expertise to treat patients in the clinic and educate the dental residents. This donation from Henry Schein Cares ensures our practitioners have the appropriate dental products on-hand for exams, cleanings and fillings, dentures, restorative and urgent care,” said Keri A. Logan, DMD, director, Dental Residency Program, Stephen B. Gold Dental Clinic, St. Charles Hospital.

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The Dental Clinic at St. Charles Hospital provides individuals with more than 6,000 patient visits per year. Twenty percent of patients served are children while individuals with developmental and physical disabilities account for more than 45 percent of total patient volume. The Dental Clinic’s general practice residency program prepares post-doctoral students from schools across the North East with clinical, didactic and hospital experience.

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. Through the Henry Schein Cares Product Donation 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.

 

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