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Since Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train teamed up in 2021, the partnership has raised over $1 million dollars for children around the world in need of cleft care.
Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train have affirmed their partnership to help children around the world access quality cleft care. This collaboration, which began in 2021, has flourished through new fundraising activities and initiatives, according to a press release from Dentsply Sirona.
More than 730 cleft surgeries have been funded through this partnership, made possible by donations from the general public, Dentsply Sirona employees, DS World 22 attendees, and the Dentsply Sirona as a company. Since the partnership’s inception in 2021, Dentsply Sirona and Smile Train have raised more than $1 million dollars to provide cleft care to children in need.
In September 2022, Dentsply Sirona made a donation of Dentsply Sirona’s Primescan intraoral scanner line, the Axeos 2D/3D Hybrid unit, and 2 Heliodent Plus intraoral x-ray units to Smile Train’s Cleft Leadership Center at the Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais (HRAC/Centrinho)-USP in Brazil. The center will now be able to fully take advantage of this technology and equipment to reduce impression and materials costs, according to pediatric dentist at HRAC, Dr Cleide Felício de Carvalho Carrara.
“We’re happy that our patients with clefts can benefit from the highest standards of procedures and protocols,” Dr Carvalho Carrara says in the press release. “With the new equipment, our daily work is enhanced, patients’ appointments are faster, and all treatment is completed using a digital workflow.”
This partnership is an initiative in Dentsply Sirona’ s BEYOND sustainability program and will continue in 2023, per Cherée Johnson, SVP, Chief Legal Officer, and Chair of the Sustainability Committee at Dentsply Sirona.
“We are very proud of the way our community rallied around these fundraisers for Smile Train and were pleased to be able to support their important work with our own donations,” Johnson says in the press release. “We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2023 and helping provide even more children with the healthy smiles they deserve.”