Join us for Building Trust: An Alternate Path To Peace, an event to benefit the DVI Trudi Birger Dental Clinic featuring a musical performance by Neshama Carlebach and a panel discussion and Q&A with industry leaders on how professional and business communities, working in conjunction with non-profits, can provide vital services and lead the way in solving complex issues such as access to health and dental care, poverty, and cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.  Our distinguished speakers are Mr. Stanley Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc., Dr. Amid Ismail, Dean of the Temple University School of Dentistry and Mr. Olivier Schiller, President and CEO, Septodont.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Septodont Lecture Hall, NYU College of Dentistry

345 E. 24th Street, New York, NY  10011

5:00PM – Reception (light kosher repast)

6:00PM – Panel discussion and Q&A followed by a musical performance by Neshama Carlebach


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Neshama Carlebach – A leading superstar in Jewish Entertainment, is continuing the legacy established by her father Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.  Like her father, Neshama’s talent and charisma captivate and endear her to people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds.  She has performed and taught in cities worldwide, has sung on the Broadway stage, has sold more than one million records, and was a six-time entrant in the 2011 Grammy Awards.  Neshama was also one of the creators of the Broadway play Soul Doctor.  In November of 2016, Neshama was inducted into the Brooklyn Hall of Fame, where she received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her work.  She is currently touring with a new band and gospel choir, living in New York, and joyfully raising her two sons, Rafael and Micah.

Stanley M. Bergman – Since 1989, Stanley M. Bergman has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500™ company and the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners.  Henry Schein has been a Fortune World’s Most Admired Company for 16 consecutive years.

Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for numerous institutions including New York University College of Dentistry; the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; the Columbia University Medical Center; University of the People; Hebrew University; Tel Aviv University; the University of the Witwatersrand Fund; The World Economic Forum’s Health Care Governors; the Business Council for International Understanding, the Japan Society and the Metropolitan Opera.

Stan and his family are active supporters of organizations fostering the arts, higher education, cultural diversity and grassroots health care and sustainable entrepreneurial economic development initiatives in the United States, Africa and other developing regions of the world.

Amid I. Ismail, BDS, MPH, DrPH, MBA – Dr. Ismail is the Laura H. Carnell Professor and Dean of Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. He has extensive public health, academic, research, and community organization experiences. He has a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Public Health, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.



Olivier Schiller – Mr. Schiller is the Chief Executive Officer of Septodont, a world leader in dental anesthesia.  The company develops, manufactures and distributes a large range of products for dental professionals.  In 1995 he joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In 2001 he was made General Manager until his appointment in 2012 as CEO of Septodont Group.

Mr. Schiller served in the French Navy as a Lieutenant aboard a nuclear submarine.  He holds an engineering degree as well as a Master of Business Administration.  Olivier Schiller is a member of the Dean’s Strategic Advisory Council at the NYU College of Dentistry.  He is on the board of the French Israeli Chamber of Commerce and on the Exhibition Committee of the French Dental Association.


Panel Discussion and Q&A Moderated By

Steven William Kess, M.B.A., is widely recognized for his critical insight and ability to synthesize public and private coalitions, as well as business and public policy issues. He is both an entrepreneur and an executive. Mr. Kess is Vice President of Global Professional Relations, Office of the Chairman & CEO, for Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 300 global health care distribution company, where he was instrumental in developing Henry Schein Cares, its corporate social responsibility program. Mr. Kess is the founding President of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

An advocate for underrepresented minorities, Mr. Kess has been particularly active in the area of diversity and access to health care for at risk populations. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in many health care associations, organizations, and trade associations. He currently is Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and is President of the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc.  He serves on the Boards of The Forsyth Institute, Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Alliance for Oral Health Across Boarders, The University of Illinois at Chicago, and the American Medical Association Foundation.