DENVER, Colo., February 14, 2019 – Thousands of dental professionals will celebrate the third-annual 2019 Every Smile Counts Day on February 21 by donating a portion of their supply and equipment purchases from participating companies to support Dental Lifeline Network (DLN).
Millions of Americans are unable to smile, work or live full lives due to significant dental concerns. DLN provides the care they need by connecting those who cannot afford dental care, people with disabilities or who are medically fragile, and the elderly to its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program.
“The need for donated dental services is great, as we have more than 11,000 people currently on a waitlist to receive desperately needed services,” said Dental Lifeline Network CEO, Fred Leviton. “We are so grateful to the dental community for coming together each year to support this urgent need.”
Thanks to Every Smile Counts Day, every dollar donated to DLN generates nearly $9 in care through DDS.
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.
For a list of participating companies and to learn more, visit www.everysmilecountsday.org.
About Every Smile Counts Day
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.
About Dental Lifeline Network
Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization and affiliate of the American Dental Association whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. DLN accomplishes its mission by developing and coordinating collaborative relationships that provide essential resources for direct-service programs, especially charitable care.
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