Carestream Dental Sponsors CDA Cares San Diego Dental Clinic
Posted on March 24, 2014
Carestream Dental served as a premier sponsor for the CDA Cares volunteer dental clinic hosted by the California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation and CDA on December 7 to 8, 2013, in San Diego, California. Volunteers took more than $124,000 worth of dental periapical, bitewing, and panoramic images with equipment provided by Carestream Dental, and the event provided more than $1.6 million in charitable dental services to 2,203 people who experience barriers to dental care.
The CDA Cares program strives to improve the oral health of uninsured and underinsured California residents, and to raise awareness for the need for affordable dental coverage. Dental professionals and community volunteers provide complimentary cleanings, fillings, extractions, and other procedures, as well as free education on good oral health.
“Carestream Dental employees volunteered for this event, and despite working long hours, they all enjoyed it and left feeling energized,” said Matt Hendrickson, US orthodontic director for Carestream Dental. “The dental care we provide at this event literally changes lives. There’s no doubt this experience will carry over into what we do on a daily basis in the office.”
Carestream Dental provided 12 RVG 6100 digital radiography sensors, two CS 8000 digital panoramic systems, and one CS 9000 panoramic imaging system.
“Carestream Dental and the rest of our sponsors are the backbone of CDA Cares,” said Don Rollofson, DMD, CDA Foundation chair. “Through our combined efforts, we’ve had a tremendous impact throughout California to raise awareness for the importance of oral health and provide care to more than 8,000 patients since 2012.”
Carestream Dental will support upcoming CDA Cares events in Vallejo, California, from April 25 to 26, 2014, and Pomona, California, from Nov. 21 to 22, 2014.