Posted May 21, 2015

School of Dentistry to open Henry Schein Center

State-of-the-art facility will offer students, faculty and alumni opportunities to learn how digital technology enhances dental education, patient care and health outcomes

Joseph V. Labolito
The Kornberg School of Dentistry's new Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence will open this year.

Temple University’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and Henry Schein Inc., have announced the creation of the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence. Henry Schein Inc. is the world’s largest provider of healthcare products and services to office-based dental, animal-health and medical practitioners.

The Kornberg School of Dentistry’s new center is scheduled to open within the next year. It will serve as a digital dentistry training hub for students, faculty and alumni, enhancing dental education and demonstrating how digital technology can lead to improved patient care and outcomes.

“The Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence at the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry represents a new private-public collaboration to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future dentists in the new and rapidly emerging era of digital dentistry,” said Kornberg School of Dentistry Dean Amid Ismail. “Starting this fall, the predoctoral and postdoctoral clinics at the Dental School will be offered a digital dentistry alternative to traditional restorative care.”

Ismail announced the center during his Commencement remarks to the 2015 Dental School graduates at Temple May 15. At the same ceremony, Stanley M. Bergman—chair of the board and CEO at Henry Schein—reinforced the company’s support for the creation of the center. It will be equipped with the latest innovations in digital technology, including computer-aided design and manufacturing solutions, digital radiography, intraoral cameras, and practice management software solutions from Henry Schein and its partners.

“Nothing is more impressive in our profession than the continuing acceleration of oral health technology,” Bergman said. “Our support for the creation of the new center underscores our commitment to be a reliable source of the latest digital dental equipment and technology for students and practitioners. It will serve the ultimate purpose of helping practitioners operate successful practices and improve patient care.”