Highlighting charitable efforts in the profession
The past 2 years have been challenging, but the giving spirit has never faded in the dental laboratory profession. The IDT team got to see that up close as dozens of professionals donated their time to help us put on free live events during the shutdown in 2020. This month, we are bringing back our annual “Giving Back” issue, spotlighting dental professionals who use whatever resources are at their disposal to help those in need. From a dentist, laboratory, and manufacturer coming together to provide a denture for a man who was wrongfully incarcerated, to a charity in the United Kingdom connecting technicians with other charities that need restorative services, to a free two-day course to educate the next generation, this year’s stories showcase some of the most inspiring efforts in the profession. It is our hope that you find yourself motivated to act similarly—or to share what you are already doing with us for next year’s feature!