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DDS Recognizes Ivoclar Vivadent
Charitable affiliate of ADA honors the manufacturer for outstanding contributions.
Ivoclar Vivadent was honored for its significant contributions to Donated Dental Services (DDS) during the 2011 National Association of Dental Laboratories Vision 21 Meeting in Las Vegas. DDS, a program of Dental Lifeline Network, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a charitable affiliate of the American Dental Association. Through DDS and other programs, the organization provides comprehensive dental care to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically at-risk, and has a nationwide volunteer network of 15,000 dentists and 3,200 laboratories that contribute over $22 million worth of needed services annually.
"Without the outstanding support of Ivoclar Vivadent and its donations of metals, teeth, CEREC blocks, and other restorative materials used by our volunteer laboratories, DDS could never have reached today’s milestone of providing dental therapies valued at $187 million to 101,000 people in 50 states," said Fred Leviton, president of DLN, who presented the award. "Ivoclar Vivadent has been instrumental to the success and expansion of DDS, and we are profoundly grateful for its generosity." Wayne Ledford and Pat Segnere accepted the award for Ivoclar Vivadent.