Thousands celebrated the third-annual 2019 Every Smile Counts Day on February 21 by making a financial contribution or donating a portion of their supply and equipment purchases from participating companies to support Dental Lifeline Network (DLN).
Their collective support generated more than $150,000, which allows DLN to generate over $1.3 million of comprehensive dental care through the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and its volunteer dentists and laboratories.
“Every year, we’re amazed at the industries continued generosity,” said Dental Lifeline Network CEO, Fred Leviton. “Together, we are increasing the quality of life for people who are unable to smile, work or live full lives due to significant dental concerns. We are so grateful to the dental community for coming together to help change their lives for good.”
DLN has more than 11,000 people currently on a waitlist to receive desperately needed comprehensive – and often life-saving – dental treatment. Thanks to Every Smile Counts Day, each dollar raised provides nearly $9 in care is generated.
DLN provides the care they need by connecting people with disabilities or who are medically fragile and the elderly to its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program.
DDS includes a national network of 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,500 dental laboratories across the United States that provide free, comprehensive – and often life-saving – dental treatment. Since its inception in 1985, the DDS program has surpassed $378 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of more than 120,000 individuals with special needs.
Thank you to the generous participating companies!
To see the full list of donors and to learn how to get involved in 2020, visit www.everysmilecountsday.org.