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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.

Create your photo with Greg BiffleAcross 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 country.

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, www.MouthHealthy.org and www.Facebook.com/GiveKidsASmile.

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. www.adafoundation.org

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 management educators.

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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About 3M
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