CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dentsply Sirona is supporting Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) by participating in the first Every Smile Counts Day on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting (CMW).
On Every Smile Counts day, Dentsply Sirona, along with many of their distribution partners, will donate up to one percent of national sales earned that day to support the gallant efforts of DLN.
DLN, founded in 1974, allows patients with permanent disabilities, who are medically fragile or those who are older than 65 years of age- all of whom cannot afford dental care- to receive care at no cost. Through DLN’s flagship program, Donated Dental Services (DDS), care is provided through a national network of 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,700 volunteer laboratories across the U.S. Each dollar that is donated to DLN produces $8.87 in dental care for patients. The program has received more than $330 million in donated dental therapies, which has aided in improving the lives of 117,000 people.
In addition to the participating organizations’ donations, dentists attending CMW can help raise money through their purchases as well by planning to purchase equipment and supplies on Every Smile Counts Day. Hundreds of people can receive treatment as a direct result of Every Smile Counts Day, so practitioners are encouraged to make their purchases on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Prior to Every Smile Counts Day, dental professionals can show their support and help spread awareness through social media by using the hashtags “#EverySmileCountsDay” and “#SupportDLN.” Those interested in participating can go to www.everysmilecountsday.org for additional details.
To learn more about Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), their programs, staff and how to get involved, visit www.dentallifeline.org.