Henry Schein Dental has announced its collaboration with Dental Beauty Partners, a UK dental practice group, to provide critical dental services to up to 2,300 children.

The organising team from Dental Beauty Partners will actively engage with food banks, schools, and local children’s centres to identify and reach out to the children and young people most in need. The dental clinics for these children will be run from February 12-22, 2024.

Dental Beauty Partners will contribute to this outreach programme by opening the doors of 19 of the company's clinics in and around London, demonstrating the spirit of partnership and the willingness of the dental community to help those most in need.

Dev Patel, CEO and founder of Dental Beauty Partners, said, "Working with Henry Schein on this cause aligns with our spirit of giving back. We are delighted to be part of an initiative that can have such a positive impact on the lives of so many children.”

In addition to providing dental check-ups and treatment, the team will seek to create a welcoming and engaging environment for the participants, with activities aimed at alleviating the fear of visiting the dentist. Henry Schein will provide each child with a kit of essential dental care supplies for a daily oral health care routine to ensure that children keep up with the dental care after the programme.

James Salter, head of equipment and co-chair at Henry Schein Cares UK, said, “At Henry Schein, we believe in ‘doing well by doing good,’ and giving back to the community is an example of that. Every child deserves to have healthy teeth and a healthy smile, and with this initiative, we are helping to make that a reality for many children who have limited or no access to dental care."