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Dentsply Sirona Extends Partnership with TeamSmile to Give More Children Healthy Smiles

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

Achieving 25 million healthy smiles by 2025 is one of the central goals of Dentsply Sirona’s sustainability program “BEYOND: Taking Action for a Brighter World”. By continuing the successful partnership with TeamSmile for another two years, the Company is taking yet another step closer to reaching this goal.

Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, announced today that the company will continue their longstanding partnership with TeamSmile and support the non-profit organization with a donation of US$135,000, in addition, company employee volunteers at TeamSmile projects and events. This engagement will go towards providing underserved children with screenings and dental treatments at no charge as well as provide free oral health education resources. Dentsply Sirona will also be a GOLD Partner for two upcoming TeamSmile programs in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the company is headquartered, expecting to reach over 200 children per program.

Popular football players boost oral health for children in need

TeamSmile, in its mission to reach children who would otherwise not have or seek access to oral health, partners with professional sports teams. These popular athletes use their star power to motivate children to come forward and learn about the importance of oral health and receive treatment if needed.

“We believe in the important work that TeamSmile does and are proud to continue our partnership for the benefit of underserved children in our community. Being instrumental in increasing access to dental care and enabling much needed treatments for children in need is what has drawn us to this partnership,” says Andrea Frohning, Chief Human Resources Officer at Dentsply Sirona. “Together with TeamSmile, we make a real difference for children, creating healthy smiles and fostering the key understanding that a healthy mouth is essential for overall health.”

Dentsply Sirona is GOLD Partner for two TeamSmile programs in Charlotte

Besides being also a National Partner for full partnership of TeamSmile, Dentsply Sirona will continue to support as a GOLD Partner two additional programs dedicated to children in need in Charlotte. These programs include free dental clinics at Bank of America Stadium, where children have the opportunity to meet football players from the Carolina Panthers while receiving vital dental care education and treatment.

“In areas where economic hardship is at its highest, oral health care is often not seen as a priority in the spectrum of preventative health care needs,” says John McCarthy, Executive Director for TeamSmile. “We are delighted that Dentsply Sirona continues to support our efforts to change this misconception, lending a hand not just financially but also through providing products and by volunteering work of Dentsply Sirona employees. Without partners like Dentsply Sirona, we could not offer such a broad range of dental care to children in need.”

In 2022 alone, TeamSmile provided approx. 4,500 children with oral health education and dental care services with a combined value exceeding 1.6 million USD. This extraordinary initiative is making a tangible difference in the lives of underserved children, fostering healthy smiles, and reinforcing the understanding that oral health is an essential component of overall well-being.

For more information about TeamSmile visit https://teamsmile.org/







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