Global Dental Relief, ConfaDent agree on providing pediatric fluoride treatments
ConfaDent Oral Technology and Global Dental Relief (GDR) announced a three-year commitment to provide preventive fluoride treatments to children around the globe.
GDR provides first time and ongoing dental care to children who otherwise lack the access or resources for care. The The partnership between the Denver-based organizations will allow GDR to provide 1,000 fluoride treatments to children each year. With ConfaDent’s three-year commitment, GDR can plan budgets and expand services to the communities in which they are active, including Nepal, India, Guatemala, Kenya, and Cambodia.
“ConfaDent Oral Technology is committed to improving oral health for everyone. We chose Global Dental Relief because their clinics provide children with an opportunity to receive regular dental care, building a solid oral health foundation that will help keep them healthy throughout their lives. They have done an amazing amount of good for both their recipients, their volunteers, and our global community. We’re so proud to be by their side,” said Michelle Lapierre, director of marketing for ConfaDent.
Kim Troggio, co-founder and director of Global Dental Relief, added, “Having corporate sponsors is vital to the work of Global Dental Relief. Through our partnership with ConfaDent, we are able to provide 3,000 fluoride varnish treatments over the course of three years. I am personally touched by the conscience and commitment of ConfaDent to help give children around the world good oral health. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to help make the world a better place. ConfaDent is doing their part by supporting our work.”
ConfaDent Oral Technology developed an oral care product in the form of chewing gum. ConfaDent’s FDA-approved ingredients was formulated to help reduce the bacteria that causes plaque and gingivitis. Global Dental Relief is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that was established in 2001 to provide free dental care and oral health education to impoverished children and families in Nepal, northern India, Cambodia, Kenya and Guatemala.
GDR currently hosts volunteers in 20 clinics each year. Since 2001, GDR has hosted 2,000 volunteers, providing treatment and oral health education to 125,000 children.