Keith D. Drayer, MBA serves as Vice President and General Manager of Henry Schein’s Schools and Specialty Services global businesses. He leads nearly 200 professional team members across a portfolio of businesses including dental practice brokerage, dental practice staffing, dental schools’ sales, and dental student engagement. Under Keith’s leadership, Henry Schein’s dental brokerages businesses, operating in eight countries, have become the leading global transitions firms. Keith is responsible for Henry Schein Nationwide Dental Opportunities, which offers recruiting and placement services to dental practices in three countries. Keith leads Henry Schein’s dental school sales as well as student engagement activities which provide dental school students access to tools, equipment, and education programs that provide opportunities to develop their careers in oral health.
Keith is an active contributor to industry and philanthropic groups holding several elected and appointed leadership positions. He serves on the Long Island Capital Alliance Board, is a member of the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University Dean’s Board, Alpha Omega International Dental Society Board Member, Dr. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund Treasurer, American Jewish Committee – Long Island Region Immediate Past President, Vice President of American Friends of Dental Volunteers for Israel and Tivnu Social Justice Gap Year Program Board Member.
Keith has been interviewed by CBS Radio, Crain’s Business and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and has been a keynote speaker at several industry meetings. He lectures at dental schools globally and was a practice development instructor at New York University’s Dental School Continuing Education program. Keith co-led two volunteer dental outreach programs in Songea, Tanzania.
Keith is an active marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and has trekked various mountain ranges in N. America, S. America, Africa and Asia.
DVI is a charity that’s very close to Keith’s heart. “I’m passionate about DVI’s efforts to directly impact and improve the oral health of underserved and vulnerable people regardless of race or religion. The volunteer dentists from around the world that staff the clinic continue to inspire me as they are sharing their skills and expertise to improve the lives of people they have never met and probably will not see again. During my last visit to the clinic, I heard four languages being spoken. While patients and doctors spoke many languages in the clinic, the language of compassion was understood by all.”
American Friends of DVI is excited to honor Keith at the DVI 40th Anniversary Gala on November 28, 2021. His dedication is tireless. He is a true champion for DVI!