HU-FRIEDY ANSWERS A NEED; HELPS WITH HOUSECALLS
CHICAGO, Illinois--Hu-Friedy understands the impact of a healthy smile, including for those who have disabilities.
Through the company's donation of high-quality dental hygiene, restorative and surgical instruments, the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped--a charitable affiliate of the American Dental Association--will better be able to serve hundreds of patients who are unable to care for their own oral health.
The instruments will be used by traveling practitioners dedicating their services to the NFDH's Dental HouseCalls program. The HouseCalls program was established to bring care to people who cannot easily travel to dentists' offices: residents of nursing homes, homebound individuals and developmentally disabled people attending day programs or living in residential centers. A fully equipped, portable dental office is transported in a van and set-up at bedside or in the facilities so dentists can serve these individuals. Without this service, most of these people would go without any kind of dental care�it is their only access to treatment. Systems operate in Chicago, Denver and New Jersey and help thousands of people each year.
To find out more about how the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped makes a difference, visit www.nfdh.org.