Carestream Dental Equipment, Atlanta, recently announced the results of its efforts as premier sponsor of the CDA Cares volunteer dental clinic hosted by the California Dental Association Foundation (CDA). The event, held December 7 to 8, 2013, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, aimed to provide dental care at no charge to uninsured and underinsured California residents.
According to Carestream, volunteers working the event took more than $124,000 worth of dental periapical, bitewing, and panoramic images with equipment provided by the company. Carestream adds that the event provided more than $1.6 million in charitable dental services to 2,203 people who experience barriers to dental care.
Through the CDA Cares program, dental professionals and community volunteers come together at sponsored events to provide dental services at no charge. These volunteers perform a number of procedures, including cleanings, fillings, and extractions, as well as provide education on maintaining good oral health.
Along with volunteer employees, Carestream Dental notes that it supports the San Diego event by providing 12 RVG 6100 digital radiography sensors, two CS 8000 digital panoramic systems, and one CS 9000 panoramic imaging system. These products contributed to more than 2,300 of the total 12,518 procedures completed during the event.
“Carestream Dental and the rest of our sponsors are the backbone of CDA Cares,” said Don Rollofson, DMD, chair of the CDA Foundation. “Without their help, we wouldn’t be able to provide the services these patients need. Through our combined efforts, we’ve had a tremendous impact throughout California to raise awareness for the importance of oral health and provide care to more than 8,000 patients since 2012.”