Members of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, one of the oldest international dental organizations, unanimously endorsed Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman, CEO and President of Henry Schein, Inc., as an honorary member. Mr. Bergman is one of only three non-dentists to be made an honorary member in Alpha Omega's history.
Founded in Baltimore in 1907 by a group of dental students originally to fight discrimination in dental schools, Alpha Omega is primarily an educational and philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting the profession of dentistry. The fraternity represents more than 15,000 dentists, and has chapters and members in cities and dental schools in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Israel, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand.
"On behalf of all Team Schein Members, I am deeply honored to be recognized by Alpha Omega, and truly believe this recognition is a symbol of our shared commitment and mission, which is to bring quality care to all who need it," said Mr. Bergman. "Henry Schein and Sullivan-Schein Dental, our U.S. Dental business, are particularly dedicated to supporting people in under-served communities throughout the world, and we are able to do so because of valued partnerships with organizations such as Alpha Omega."
"We proudly welcome Mr. Bergman as an honorary member of our Fraternity," said Dr. Ben Williamowsky, Co-Chairman, Alpha Omega Foundation Centennial Fund. "For many years, he and Henry Schein have been strong partners with Alpha Omega in numerous projects. Not only has Henry Schein been a major sponsor at Alpha Omega seminars, conventions, clinical and scientific meetings around the world, but also they have most generously made possible the shipment of dental supplies to many cities and countries for Alpha Omega-sponsored clinics and programs.
Mr. Bergman accepted his honorary membership at Alpha Omega's 94th Annual International Convention in New York City.