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Henry Schein Dental, ADA partner for Give Kids A Smile Day

BY Antoinette Alexander

MELVILLE, N.Y. Henry Schein, a provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners in the North American and European markets, has partnered for the sixth year with the American Dental Association to support Give Kids A Smile Day, a program created to provide free oral health services to more than 500,000 underserved children throughout the United States. Colgate-Palmolive and DEXIS, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of digital X-ray systems, are two other primary sponsors of Give Kids A Smile.

With the support of more than 51,000 dental team volunteers in this one-day initiative, children in 2,000 communities received oral health care, including educational, preventative and restorative services.

Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. division of Henry Schein, again served as the exclusive national distributor of professional products for Give Kids A Smile. With the support and commitment of 50 participating supplier partners, Henry Schein Dental provided 3,000 oral healthcare treatment and screening kits, which were distributed throughout the United States. Each kit contained health care supplies to serve 50 or more children.

The products and services contributed by Henry Schein and its supplier partners—along with Colgate-Palmolive and DEXIS—enabled dentists and dental team members to provide free oral health care to children from low-income families.

Henry Schein’s participation in Give Kids A Smile is part of Henry Schein Cares, which is “helping health happen” through the use of corporate expertise and resources.

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Theo Spilka promoted to Firmenich vp

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Fragrance supplier Firmenich has promoted Theo Spilka to vice president of new business development and licensing, international.

Previously, Spilka was vice president of fine fragrance sales and new business development at Firmenich. In this new role, Spilka is responsible for seeking new fragrance business and licensing opportunities in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

Although Spilka will focus on expanding business opportunities beyond fine fragrance, the areas he will oversee will remain linked to music, celebrities, designers, athletes and apparel brands. Some of the brands Spilka has helped to get fragrance deals with include Baby Phat, Usher, Tommy Bahama, Niki Taylor, Badgley Mischka, Izod and Zac Posen.

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Eco Lips offers private labeling options for organic lip balm

BY Michael Johnsen

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Eco Lips last week announced a new private labeling program offering several different options for companies and organizations wanting organic lip balm that can be used for resale, gifting or promotion.

“With the success of our brand in the last couple of years, an enormous amount of interest came from companies all around the world wanting a premium quality organic lip balm with their logo on it, stated Steve Shriver, Eco Lips president.

According to Shriver, the company offers competitive pricing, low minimum orders and the highest quality lip balm in the industry. In addition, Eco Lips offers its customers peace-of-mind by donating 1 percent of profits to environmental non-profits and carbon offsets to those who are interested. Special programs for small, independent stores are available offering low minimum deals on stock formulas, he said.

 ”Our sole focus has always been lip balm and with years of experience under our belts, we are ramping up our production capacity to meet the need of our growing brand and the demand for Eco Lips promotional lip balm,” Shriver said. “Private label has been thought to be difficult and expensive; we have changed that myth by making it easy and affordable for organizations everywhere.”

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