Visit www.3MESPE.com/GiveKidsASmile to Rev Up Your Dental Health with the No. 16 3M NASCAR Team and the Give Kids A Smile® Program
ST. PAUL‚ Minn. – (May 16‚ 2013) – NASCAR star Greg Biffle is used to racing off pit road and celebrating wins with a great smile in Victory Lane. Now race fans of all ages can join in the fun and themselves in the middle of the NASCAR action, all while learning important tips for good dental health.
The American Dental Association's (ADA) Give Kids A Smile® program, ADA Foundation, Henry Schein,
Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), Care Credit and 3M ESPE Dental have teamed up with Biffle, driver of the No. 16
3M Ford Fusion, for the third year to put good oral health on the fast track for young fans of NASCAR.
Across the country, Biffle is helping deliver the message to children about healthy habits like brushing
for two minutes twice a day, flossing, visiting the dentist and making smart food choices. Not only is
he taking this important oral health message to 11 NASCAR tracks throughout the 2013 season with fun
family activities and education about healthy dental habits as part of the 3M display in the track
midway areas, he’s going online with a unique way to bring the racing fun to millions of fans around
The new www.3MESPE.com/GiveKidsASmile website lets fans of all ages share in the NASCAR
excitement with the ability to upload their photo to join Biffle and the No. 16 3M race team in Victory
Lane or on pit road. Fans have the opportunity to choose from several photos and frames, and can
size their photos for screensavers on computers, readers and smartphones; to send to friends and
family; and to print for a bulletin board or scrapbook.
"We’re excited to rev up the race for kids’ good dental health around the country," said John
Stefanick, Director, Industry & Professional Relations, 3M ESPE Dental Division. "By partnering with
Greg Biffle and the No. 16 3M race team, we’re making it fun to learn smart dental health habits like
brushing twice a day for two minutes and extending the Give Kids A Smile program to the most
popular spectator sport in America."
During four NASCAR weekends, the No. 16 3M race team is joining with 3M ESPE, the ADA, Henry
Schein, Care Credit and Oral Health America to hold two Give Kids A Smile dental health screening
programs at selected dental schools and two educational events at selected elementary schools.
Volunteer dentists, dental students and other dental team members will provide underserved
children free dental evaluations, fluoride treatments and, if needed, dental sealants at these unique
screening events. At the education events, young fans participate in fun activities centered around
healthy dental habits.
In honor of this special oral health program, Greg Biffle's No. 16 3M car will sport a special Give Kids A
Smile paint scheme during the Father’s Day weekend race at Michigan International Speedway.
For more smart dental tips, visit www.2min2x.org
About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members.
The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art
and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products
and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The
public has long relied on the valuable and respected ADA Seal of Acceptance when choosing safe and effective
consumer dental care products. The monthly Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship
publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit the
Association's Web site at www.MouthHealthy.org
About the ADA Foundation
The ADA Foundation strives to improve human health through improved oral health. Since 1991, the ADA
Foundation has disbursed nearly $37.5 million dollars to support such charitable activities. In addition to funding
grants for dental research, education, scholarships and access to care, the Foundation supports Charitable
Assistance Programs such as relief grants to dentists and their dependents who are unable to support themselves
due to injury, a medical condition or advanced age; and grants to dentists who are victims of declared disasters.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental,
medical and animal health practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional
health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100®
Index, Henry Schein employs more than 15,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for
operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and
automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-
brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The
Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management
software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y.,
Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company’s sales reached a record $8.9 billion in
2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in
1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
About Care Credit
For over 25 years CareCredit, a healthcare credit card, has been making it easy for patients to receive desired care.
Today, CareCredit is available in over 160,000 enrolled healthcare practices and has been used by over 20 million
patients. CareCredit is exclusively selected for their members by many state and national dental associations,
including ADA Business ResourcesSM, AGD, AAOMS, and AAP, and is also recommended by leading practice
About 3M ESPE
3M ESPE is a dental product
manufacturer that markets more than 2‚000 dental products and
services. 3M ESPE dental products are designed to help dental
professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. The 3M
Digital Oral Care Department‚ part of the 3M ESPE Division‚
aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the
digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. 3M Health
Care‚ one of 3M’s six major business segments‚
provides world-class innovative products and services to help health
care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in
medical‚ oral care‚ drug delivery and health information
markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental
products‚ visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.com
or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are
available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
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