Disaster relief hotline activated

Oct. 29, 2007
Hotline to support dental, medical, and veterinary customers serving at Southern California wildfires.

MELVILLE, New York--As wildfires rage across Southern California, Henry Schein, Inc. has announced that it has activated its disaster relief hotline for dentists, physicians, veterinarians, and health-care facilities that may experience operational, logistical or financial issues as a result of the fires.

The toll-free number for all dental, medical and veterinary customers--(800) 999-9729--is operational and is being staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Central time).

"As firefighters continue to battle these widespread fires, Henry Schein
stands ready to help support our dental, medical, and veterinary customers
whose practices may be adversely affected by the disaster," said James P.
Breslawski, president and chief operating officer of Henry Schein. "We
encourage our customers in the affected areas to call our hotline with
issues that we might be able to help them address. At Henry Schein, our aim
is to be a valuable business partner to our customers, and through this
hotline, we are able to demonstrate that claim in a meaningful way."

Henry Schein is a provider of health-care products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets,