For the fourth year in a row, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, Calif, has renewed its support of Smiles Change Lives (SCL) as an Official Sponsor. SCL is a national orthodontic charity committed to providing essential orthodontic treatment to children from low-income families.
"We are so pleased to continue our support of Smiles Change Lives and see the organization grow and thrive. It’s heartwarming to see how many new orthodontists are taking part in helping less fortunate children with the help of SCL," said Mike Lane, the vice president of US Sales & Marketing for 3M Unitek.
3M’s past support was key in expanding SCL’s network of orthodontic providers, which now totals close to 600 orthodontists nationwide. The company is a proponent of a number of SCL initiatives and provides product support to SCL’s partner orthodontists.
“In order to serve several hundred more children in 2012 and address our backlog of applicants on our waiting list, Smiles Change Lives will need several hundred additional orthodontic providers,” said Andrea Umbreit, Director of Marketing and Communications for Smiles Change Lives. With the support of the program’s corporate sponsors, including 3M, SCLhopes to provide orthodontic treatment for 900 children in 2012.
For more information on becoming a provider or how 3M supports SCL providers, click here.