DEXIS and TeamSmile bring dental care to underserved children

December 18, 2014

Since the inception of the TeamSmile program in 2007, DEXIS has been a proud supporter through its donation and maintenance of its digital imaging systems, DEXIS Platinum sensors, CariVu caries detection and DEXcam intra-oral cameras, as well as financial contributions.

Since the inception of the TeamSmile program in 2007, DEXIS has been a proud supporter through its donation and maintenance of its digital imaging systems, DEXIS Platinum sensors, CariVu caries detection and DEXcam intra-oral cameras, as well as financial contributions.

TeamSmile partners with dental professionals and athletic organizations to bring together athletic role models and underserved children in communities across the country at events held throughout the year. These events allow the children to obtain free screening and treatment and also learn about the importance of their overall health. DEXIS has rededicated efforts to assist TeamSmile with company volunteers, on-site systems and funding.

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By partnering with professional sports organizations, TeamSmile creates an experience that develops bonds between children’s organizations, oral health professionals, surrounding communities and the athletes that solidify the message that oral health care is vitally important to long-term health. Understanding that these patients deserve the very best, volunteer dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists and educators provide the highest level of care and use industry-leading materials and equipment. Through this experience, children are taught that the mouth and body are linked for overall health, and they receive free oral health education, screening and treatment.

Dr. William Busch is the founder of TeamSmile. His loyalty as a DEXIS owner and his vision for helping others are driving forces in the continuing success of the program.

“I have been practicing dentistry for 25 years and have been a DEXIS owner for 15 years," he says. "Being able to help give the gift of a healthy smile to children in the community by using DEXIS imaging-the very best digital technology dentistry has to offer-is a dream come true. In an outreach environment, we only have one day to make an impact. Being able to quickly capture images not only gives us more clinical time with the children, the images help us to educate them about the benefits of a healthy smile.”

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“We are so happy to lend our continued support to TeamSmile,” states Candy Ross, director of industry and professional relations, dental technologies, NA, for the KaVo Kerr Group. “Participating in TeamSmile events over the years has given us the opportunity to play a role in serving those who need it the most. When I attend these events, I see how our systems help speed the triage and diagnosis process so that the volunteers can treat more children. And that’s what it’s all about-the kids.”