Four dental sales professionals from three dental supply companies are winners in the 2015 DentaCheques Sales Contest drawing. Revenues from sales of DentaCheques coupon books, offered by Dental Lifeline Network, a national dental charity, support free, comprehensive dental care to society’s most vulnerable people who have no other access to treatment.
Sales professionals from various supply companies throughout the industry earned one entry to the drawing per book sold for one of four cash prizes based on the number of DentaCheques books sold from January 1 to December 31, 2015. Representatives of Benco Dental, Burkhart Dental, Dental Health Products, Inc., Henry Schein Dental, companies of NDC Dental, and Patterson Dental sell DentaCheques without compensation.
In 2015, sales of DentaCheques raised $1.54 million to financially support the delivery of dental care to thousands of vulnerable people through Dental Lifeline Network and its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. Over 15,000 dentists and 3,700 laboratories nationwide volunteer for DDS and donate care to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile.
When asked about the program, grand prize winner Connie Beavers of Patterson Dental said “It’s been something I’ve been doing since at least 2005. It’s a way for dentists and companies like Patterson to partner together and give to a great cause. When I saw how much it would benefit the doctors that I call on, I was behind it one hundred percent.”
“DentaCheques helps people who can’t afford dentistry. It’s a win-win – great for the doctor and a great cause,” added Kevin Benevides of Henry Schein Dental.
Benco Dental representative Fred Gebert said, “Selling DentaCheques helps serve underprivileged people, makes the doctor feel good and makes me feel good too. The book essentially costs the doctor nothing if they use the coupons.”
DentaCheques is now available in two versions; the printed book or a digital version, called e-DentaCheques. The new e-Book allows purchasers to view and redeem all coupons online, or through the e-DentaCheques app. DentaCheques and e-DentaCheques are both available for purchase through participating supply companies at www.DentaCheques.org.
Grand Prize Winner (50+ books sold):
51 books sold
Patterson Dental, Kansas City Branch
Second Prize Winner (25-49 books sold):
44 books sold
Henry Schein Dental, Boston North Region
Third Prize Winner (16-24 books sold):
18 books sold
Benco Dental, Greater New York
Fourth Prize Winner (5-15 books sold):
8 books sold
Henry Schein Dental, Georgia Region