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Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline Stands Ready to Support Dental, Medical and Animal Health Customers
Date:5/17/2010

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of recent tornados, thunderstorms and flooding in Tennessee, Mississippi and other states, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, reminds customers that its disaster relief hotline stands ready to assist dentists, physicians, veterinarians and healthcare facilities that may experience operational, logistical or financial issues as a result of natural disasters. The toll-free number for all customers - 800-999-9729 - is operational and staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT, and monitored 24 hours a day.

"We recognize that some of our dental, medical, and animal health customers' practices may have been adversely affected by these natural disasters, and as a long-term partner in their practice success, Henry Schein is ready to offer our support," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Henry Schein. "We encourage our customers in Mississippi, Tennessee and other affected areas to call our hotline for assistance."

About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices.  The Company's four business groups – Dental, Medical, International and Technology – serve more than 600,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions.  The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items.  Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.

Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 13,500 people and has operations or affiliates in 23 countries.  The Company's net sales reached a record $6.5 billion in 2009.  For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.


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