When Donald R. Biffen, DDS, purchased his 2004 DentaCheques dental product coupon book, he only thought of doing something good that would support a great cause in helping those less fortunate. But, little did he know that completing the contest entry form inside would later give him his own reason to smile ¿ winning a trip for two to Liechtenstein, including airfare and mountainside hotel accommodations, courtesy of Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
"When I found out, I was stunned with disbelief," said Dr. Biffen. "I never win anything, but when I learned that I'd won, it was quite a pleasant surprise."
DentaCheques, a unique fund-raising initiative that provides dental product discounts, coupons and rebate offers to dentists, benefits the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (NFDH), a charitable affiliate of the American Dental Association. Throughout the years, Ivoclar Vivadent has been a consistent and dedicated contributor to the NFDH by providing special product offers in the annual DentaCheques book, as well as by generously replacing casting alloys used in the crowns and bridges for individuals served through the organization's Donated Dental Services program.
"Ivoclar Vivadent's collaboration with the Foundation has been important in terms of extending the health, comfort and function of dental health to needy disabled, aged and medically compromised individuals," explained Larry Coffee, DDS, president and CEO of the NFDH. "Their sponsorship of the free trip to Liechtenstein, in particular, appreciably enhanced the marketability of this year's DentaCheques fund-raising book."
Dr. Biffen, whose general dental practice is located in East Stroudsburg, Pa., is a loyal Ivoclar Vivadent customer and an avid supporter of the DentaCheques program and the NFDH. "I think they're a great organization, and the services they provide are invaluable." Dr. Biffen and his wife are planning their trip for later next Spring, 2005.
Currently, more than 11,000 dentists and more than 2,700 dental laboratories nationwide volunteer their services to benefit individuals assisted through the NFDH. In addition to receiving support from major corporations and dental product manufacturers, the NFDH also receives support from national dental organizations. For more information, visit www.nfdh.org.
ABOUT IVOCLAR VIVADENT, INC.
Ivoclar Vivadent is a leading international manufacturer of high quality materials used in dentistry, including complete systems for both the dentist and the laboratory. The company offers a full range of products for preventive, restorative and prosthetic dentistry in more than 120 countries. Throughout our history, Ivoclar Vivadent has been a company dedicated to developing and supplying innovative products. To this end, we are committed to making the laboratory and dentist more successful by providing world-class technical and customer support.
For more information, call 1-800-533-6825 in the U.S., 1-800-263-8182 in Canada or send e-mail to [email protected].