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Dentistry and Finances with Keith Drayer: Intrapreneurship

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments


MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2009 – Keith Drayer, Vice President of Financial Services at Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, was recently a guest lecturer at the Liebowitz Entrepreneur Program of Brooklyn College. The Liebowitz Entrepreneur Program allows students at Brooklyn College to learn the skills of an entrepreneur through hands-on experience and classroom learning.

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Drayer’s lecture focused on the concept of being an “intrapreneur” within one’s own company. He defined “intrapreneurship” as the practice of using entrepreneurial skills within an established organization and systematized business model. Drayer explained that this model allows “intrapreneurs” to draw on the dynamic nature of entrepreneurship while being supported by the resources and capabilities of an established firm. In light of recent global economic challenges, Drayer emphasized that “intrapreneurs” can serve a critical role in the reinvention of a business to enhance relevancy to customers and meet their evolving needs today.

About Henry Schein Financial Services
Henry Schein Financial Services helps healthcare practitioners operate financially successful practices through our diversified suite of financial and business resources, including: practice start-up and acquisition financing; equipment financing; demographic site analysis reports; Henry Schein® Platinum BusinessCard; credit card acceptance; patient collections; patient financing and practice transitions. Henry Schein Financial Services’ portfolio of resources is designed to give our customers the financial advantage critical to success in today’s changing marketplace.

About Henry Schein
Henry Schein, a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. The Company’s four business groups – Dental, Medical, International and Technology – serve more than 575,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices and animal health clinics, as well as government and other institutions. The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items.
Henry Schein also offers a wide range of innovative value-added practice solutions for healthcare professionals, such as ArubA®, the Company’s electronic catalog and ordering system. Its leading practice-management software solutions have a user base of more than 60,000 practices, including DENTRIX®, Easy Dental®, Oasis® and EXACT® for dental practices, MicroMD® for physician practices, and AVImark® for animal health clinics.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 12,500 people and has operations or affiliates in 23 countries. The Company’s net sales reached a record $6.4 billion in 2008. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at

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