SAN DIEGO – Jan. 29, 2020 – The nonprofit Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, an organization dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality oral healthcare to low-income seniors in California, announced today that it has appointed Donald M. Casey, Jr. to its board of directors. Casey is CEO of Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of dental products and equipment and the former CEO of Cardinal Health Inc.’s medical segment, a leading supplier of equipment and services to hospitals, labs and other healthcare facilities.
From 2010 to 2012, the veteran business leader served as the first CEO of the West Health Institute, the applied medical research arm of West Health, a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to lowering healthcare costs and enabling successful aging. Before that, Casey spent 25 years at Johnson & Johnson, where he served in various executive positions including worldwide chairman for the company’s comprehensive care group.
“Don brings considerable experience and an outstanding record of achievement in healthcare to our board,” said Shelley Lyford, chair of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center’s board of directors and president and CEO of West Health. “He also shares our deep commitment to bringing comprehensive and life-changing oral healthcare services to seniors in need here in California and across the nation. And, I am personally delighted to have the opportunity to work with Don, once again, to further the reach and impact of our innovative, comprehensive and low-cost model of care.”
“I am proud to serve on the board of this transformative organization that is delivering holistic, patient-centered oral healthcare to a vulnerable population,” Casey said. “I look forward to advancing this important work – and, it is great to be part of the West family, again!”
“Don understands the importance of providing person-centered geriatric dentistry,” said Karen Becerra, DDS, MPH, CEO and dental director of the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center. “He will be a tremendous asset to our board, and he joins us as we are implementing new business strategies to grow and sustain our new North County location.”
Casey is a member of the Dentsply Sirona board of directors and serves on the boards of AdvaMed and the James Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Finance degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.
About Dentsply Sirona
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.
About the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center
The nonprofit Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, through its innovative care model, offers high-quality, affordable oral healthcare with comprehensive education, health and wellness services to seniors throughout San Diego County. With two locations in Downtown San Diego and North County, the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center was established by the nonprofit Gary and Mary West Foundation, whose founders are philanthropists Gary and Mary West. For more information, visit seniordentalcenter.org.