Touro College of Dental Medicine Celebrates Touro Dental Health Dedication with Gifts from Henry Schein, Inc. and MIS Implants; Hosts Second Annual Gala

Donations dedicated to simulation lab, oral surgery clinic, and Touro Dental Health

Date: March 15, 2018
(Left to Right) Ronnie Myers, D.D.S, Dean of TouroCDM, with honorees Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman & CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., Elias K. Hashim, D.D.S., Adele El Kareh, M.D., Ph.D., Esti and Ushi Stahler, Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., Founding Dean of TouroCDM, along with Edward F. Farkas, D.D.S., Vice Dean of TouroCDM, and Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System
(Left to Right) Ronnie Myers, D.D.S, Dean of TouroCDM, with honorees Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman & CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., Elias K. Hashim, D.D.S., Adele El Kareh, M.D., Ph.D., Esti and Ushi Stahler, Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., Founding Dean of TouroCDM, along with Edward F. Farkas, D.D.S., Vice Dean of TouroCDM, and Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System
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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY – Monday night, Touro College of Dental Medicine (TouroCDM) celebrated the dedication of Touro Dental Health, the college’s new clinical training and oral healthcare facility, and hosted its second annual gala. The dedication honored the ongoing support of Henry Schein, Inc. and MIS Implant Technologies and their recent gifts, while the gala recognized the contributions of Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. and Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., founding dean of TouroCDM.

Hosted at the TouroCDM campus, the Touro Dental Health dedication featured remarks by Dean Dr. Ronnie Myers, thanking Henry Schein, the world’s largest provider of healthcare products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, for donating equipment for the school’s 113-seat simulation lab, and named the Henry Schein Cares Simulation Center in the company’s honor. Henry Schein also plans to donate additional equipment to Touro Dental Health in support of the school’s efforts to provide health services to underserved members of the community. 

“We at Henry Schein are pleased to be part of the Touro College of Dental Medicine’s mission to train outstanding dental professionals, to advance dental research, and to provide excellent oral health services to the public,” Mr. Bergman said. “The Henry Schein Cares Simulation Center will go a long way to helping Touro fulfill that mission, and it is a privilege to partner with an institution that shares our belief in the power of digital dental technology to advance oral health, and by extension overall health, in our society.”  

One of the school’s oral surgery rooms was dedicated by MIS Implants, a leading implant dentistry company. 

“Since opening, we have seen extraordinary support from leaders in the dental industry like Henry Schein and MIS Implants. They see our vision and are also committed to educating the next generation of dentists,” said Dr. Myers, in his remarks at the dedication. “We thank them both for these gifts. They will go far for both our students and the community.” 

Following the dedications, guests attended a gala hosted at the Ritz-Carlton in Westchester. Attended by numerous influential members of the community, college administration, faculty, alumni and staff, the fundraising event supported Touro Dental Health. 

“It has been a busy year for members of the Touro Dental community. Since last year’s gala, we welcomed a new class of students and opened the doors of our new dental clinic. We have much to celebrate,” said Dr. Myers. “We want to thank everyone here for their support and look forward to witnessing the continued success of our distinguished guests, staff and students.”  

This year, two distinguished guests were recognized for their commitment to TouroCDM and the community: Mr. Bergman,  and Jay P. Goldsmith, D.M.D., founding dean of TouroCDM.

Mr. Bergman was presented with the Distinguished Corporate Leadership Award in recognition of his leadership in advancing oral health care to underserved communities, a shared vision of the College. Mr. Bergman has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc. for almost three decades. Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for numerous business and academic institutions and is an honorary member of the American Dental Association.

Jay P. Goldsmith was awarded the Visionary Lifetime Achievement Award, for his leadership, vision and commitment to establishing Touro College of Dental Medicine, the first dental school in New York State in over 50 years and the first under Jewish auspices. For the past 39 years, Dr. Goldsmith has managed a private practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery in New York City and served as a dental educator, supervising and teaching general practice, oral and maxillofacial surgery residents and undergraduates. Dr. Goldsmith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a Founder Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Ushi and Esti Stahler, Adele El Kareh, M.D. and Elias K. Hashim, D.D.S., all received community partnership awards presented by Dr. Edward Farkas, Vice Dean and Chairman of Dentistry. They were  recognized for their commitment to advancing the mission of TouroCDM which is to graduate outstanding dental professionals who will deliver excellent healthcare service to their diverse communities.

The Touro College and University System

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,200 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news

Touro College of Dental Medicine

The mission of the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College is to graduate outstanding dental professionals who will utilize a complex knowledge base and sophisticated perceptual skills to deliver excellent health care service to their diverse communities with integrity, compassion, and empathy. The school is dedicated to conducting important educational and clinical research, while providing excellent dental health services to the public.

Henry Schein, Inc. 

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a health solutions network powered by people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of office-based dentalanimal health, and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratoriesgovernment and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. 

A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein’s network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.comFacebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.