Dentsply Sirona supported a recent online auction for America’s ToothFairy that raised $26,000 for children needing dental services.
A recent America’s ToothFairy online auction of dental supplies and equipment, called Bid For Smiles, raised $26,000 to support prevention resources and services for 5,000 children who otherwise might not receive the dental services they need to be healthy.
Dentsply Sirona, major sponsor of America’s ToothFairy, donated $10,000 to support the event.
“We count on the generosity of our sponsors and donors in order to make our auction a success,” said Jill Malmgren, executive director of America’s ToothFairy. “Bid For Smiles would not have been as successful without the support of its major sponsor, Dentsply Sirona. Their $10,000 financial support helped us procure product donations, promote participation, and ultimately raise enough to help an additional 5,000 kids get the dental services they need to prevent tooth decay.”
Dentsply Sirona’s support of this cause is encompassed in its Sustainability strategy, BEYOND, which builds on the company’s long-established Corporate Social Responsibility Platform. At the heart of BEYOND is the ambition to improve oral health worldwide, protect the environment, be a trustworthy corporate citizen, and foster a diverse and inclusive environment within the workplace and society. To achieve this, Dentsply Sirona has set ambitious sustainability goals for itself, supports industry-wide cooperation, and brings to the table a willingness to achieve real changes for a more sustainable future in dentistry.
“We believe every child should have access to the dental care they need to be healthy,” said Lisa Yankie, chief human resources officer and communications at Dentsply Sirona. “We’re proud to partner with America’s ToothFairy to help children in communities that lack adequate dental services get the preventive care they need to grow up with a healthy smile.”
Since 2016, Bid For Smiles has raised more than $726,000 to support delivering nationwide dental care and oral health education for kids in need. The next auction will be held March 20-22, 2024. Visit BidForSmiles.org to sign up to receive reminders.
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