Henry Schein, Inc. announced a new partnership agreement with the International College of Dentists (ICD) to become the exclusive partner for the organization’s centennial anniversary.
ICD, which has been Honoring the World’s Leading Dentists Since 1920, will organize a series of special events under the theme “Celebrating the First 100 Years.” The events will take place throughout 2020, leading up to a gala celebration to be held during the ICD 2020 International Council meeting on November 13, 2020, in Nagoya, Japan.
Henry Schein Cares, the company’s corporate social responsibility program, will partner with ICD to recognize meritorious contributions of the association’s members and extend the global reach of both organizations to administer educational, training, and humanitarian initiatives. The new agreement also extends Henry Schein’s four-year commitment to ICD’s Global Visionary Fund (GVF), a charitable fund that was created in 2013 to improve the oral health of the public and enhance the profession of dentistry.
With support from Henry Schein Cares, GVF provides financial assistance to ICD Fellows and other volunteers doing charitable work. GVF emphasizes projects that demonstrate the possibility of creating sustainable improvement in oral health around the world.
“We are pleased to join with the International College of Dentists to remember its past, celebrate its future, and honor the professional achievements, service, and dedication of all College members and Fellows,” said Stanley Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Henry Schein, Inc. “Over the past 10 years, the relationship between ICD and Team Schein has grown ever stronger. Together, we recognize the important link between oral health and overall health and share a commitment to expanding access to health care for underserved communities around the world.”
Founded in 1920 by Dr. Louis Ottofy and Dr. Tsurukichi Okumura, the ICD reflects the shared vision of Drs. Ottofy and Okumura to recognize dentists who excel in professional collegiality and friendship while also advancing the progress of dentistry worldwide. Today, the ICD has more than 12,000 Fellows in 122 affiliated countries.[Native Advertisement]
All worldwide events will be publicized on the ICD website, www.icd.org, which will have a designated area specifically for centennial updates, information, and a global photo gallery.