February 20, 2014 (St. Paul, MN) – Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO), a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets, was recently recognized at Oral Health America’s annual gala for its significant support in both monetary and in-kind donations in 2013. Over the years, in addition to providing over $1 million in cash contributions to OHA, Patterson has maintained its status as a Guardian Level donor, with in-kind donations including products, printing services and delivery of OHA campaign materials to Patterson’s dental customers.
“Patterson has always maintained a strong focus on giving back to the community and improving the quality of life for others,” said Scott P. Anderson, chairman and chief executive officer of Patterson Companies. “We are proud to provide meaningful support to Oral Health America, which allows them to further their mission of changing lives by providing communities across the country access to quality dental care. I would like to thank our team at Patterson for giving their time and talent to support Oral Health America through a number of activities.”
Patterson Companies has been supporting Oral Health America for over 40 years. One of the most valuable resources provided by Patterson is access to its nationwide sales network and its customer base of dentists. Through this network, OHA gains a large audience for its key initiatives and campaigns, such as the annual “Fall for Smiles” program. This program aims to educate communities about the importance of healthy food choices, regular dental visits, brushing, flossing and avoiding tobacco. Oral Health America also receives support from the Patterson Foundation, a separate charitable trust funded almost entirely by current and former employees of Patterson Companies.
“Patterson’s legacy of support has been instrumental in the success of our organization,” said Beth Truett, president and chief executive officer of Oral Health America. “Without Patterson’s contributions, along with our other partners, we would not be able to have nearly the impact in our communities as we do today. Patterson is a key partner in our endeavors, and we are very thankful for their support over the years.”
About Patterson Companies, Inc.
Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor serving the dental, companion-pet veterinarian and rehabilitation supply markets.
As Patterson’s largest business, Patterson Dental provides a virtually complete range of consumable dental products, equipment and software, turnkey digital solutions and value-added services to dentists and dental laboratories throughout North America.
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Ann B. Gugino
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Executive Vice President & CFO