Denver, Colo. Feb 28, 2017—On February 23, 2017—Every Smile Counts Day—more than 22 dental industry companies rallied together with dentists to raise money benefiting Dental Lifeline
Network (DLN). Dental professionals purchased office supplies and dental equipment from participating companies who pledged to donate a portion of sales on this day to help save lives.
Over $133,000 was raised to help those who desperately need comprehensive, and oftentimes, life-saving dental treatment. With every dollar raised nearly $9 in care was generated.
“Bringing the industry together to support an incredible, philanthropic program was a rewarding experience for all who participated,” said Dentsply Sirona Executive Chairman and Every Smile Counts Day Committee Chair Bret Wise. “We thank both the dentists and participating companies for their help in continuing to promote awareness for oral health care, and their dedication to improving the lives of those who so heavily rely on the work of Dental Lifeline Network’s volunteers.”
Millions of people throughout the United States with disabilities, or who are elderly or medically fragile don’t have the ability to pay for vital dental treatment. Through Donated Dental Services (DDS), DLN’s flagship program, 15,000 dentists and 3,700 dental labs donate their time and talent and serve more than 16,000 people each year who desperately need life-changing and life-saving dental care.
“We are grateful for the commitment and generosity of this community,” said Fred Leviton, president Dental Lifeline Network. “Through this effort DLN will be able to change more lives of people with significant dental concerns.”
About Every Smile Counts Day
Participating dental manufacturing and distributor companies donate a percentage of their sales on this day to benefit Dental Lifeline Network’s programs that provide comprehensive dental treatment to underserved people. For a list of participating companies and to learn more, visit www.everysmilecountsday.org.
Dental Lifeline Network is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization and charitable affiliate of the American Dental Association providing access to comprehensive dental care for people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile.