Denver, Colo. Feb. 5, 2018—On February 22, 2018—Every Smile Counts Day—the dental community will rally together to raise money benefiting Dental Lifeline Network (DLN). Participating dental supply companies and manufacturers will donate to DLN on this day.
Dental professionals who purchase office supplies and dental equipment from participating companies on this day can help save a life. With every dollar raised nearly $9 in care will be generated to those who desperately need comprehensive, and oftentimes, life-saving dental treatment.
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 care. Through Donated Dental Services (DDS), DLN’s flagship program, 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,500 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.
Since its inception in 1985, the DDS program has surpassed $365 million in donated dental therapies, transforming the lives of 118,000 people.
“Thanks to participating companies, this day will support thousands of volunteer dentists and labs nationwide in their work to help people with special needs address seriously-neglected problems,” said Fred Leviton, president and CEO of Dental Lifeline Network. “Simply put, DLN will change more lives.”
Participating dental manufacturing and distributor companies provide a contribution 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.